jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007

The Two Sets Of Seasons

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on Dec 5, 2013

Many of you are going through No Mans Land Right Now (Days 30-130)

 

This is the second hurdle of a longtime/forever quit.

 

The first hurdle is getting through the first 30 days.

When I quit, I was constantly researching information for when you were through the worst of quitting.

One medical study said it you made it through 4 months without smoking you had the best chance of a forever quit.

Along with that study, there were so many people losing their quit on the site I was on before reaching four months.

I had my breakthrough at 128 days.

The term No mans land came from the person who wrote that blog included on my page.

No Mans Land Will Be Over For Many around 130 days. For some it's longer/For some slightly less.

 

We smoked for a long time and we can't expect to have experienced every trigger in the first 130 days.

 

We have many memories when we were smokers that we have to replace by not smoking.

 

So...........

 

Let's talk about two sets of seasons.

 

I suggest to you that you have to go through two sets of holidays and seasons. During those two years you may also experience family blowups, the infidelity of a spouse/partner, a car accident, and the death of a pet or someone close to you.

 

In other words, the hard parts of life.

 

The one thing to remember is, smoking is not required. You know if you smoke, you will be a smoker again.

 

Your quit should not be such a fight anymore unless you've fought quitting all along. There may still be some fleeting thoughts of smoking but they are now easily dismissed.

 

You smoked a long time. It will fade away. Be patient.

 

Nothing and No One can make you smoke!

 

STATISTICS: While roughly 94% of uneducated smokers who attempt to stop smoking relapse within a year, the relapse rate declines to just 2 to 4% per year from years 2 to 10, and then falls to less than 1% after 10 years. Wow! Chance of relapse goes from 94% to 2-4% after two years.

 

http://whyquit.com/FFN/chapters/FFN_14_Relapse_P.pdf

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