Triggers can lead to self-destruction, if you let it...

Discussion created by IrishRose on Oct 23, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 23, 2012 by lois13

I experienced a trigger this past Sunday.  Bathroom remodeling turned nightmare. 

It seems like when something really stressful happens to me, something else really stressful pops up in addition to the first stressful thing.  Going back to the first sressful situation, the bathroom, I saw the trigger for what it was. 

It seems like when I am down in the dumps about something so bad as to trigger me to think about a cigarette is when I am so low mentally.  The thought process goes somewhat like this.  You are already down in the pit of misery, so why not just seal the deal with throwing away all your quit time you have accummulated.  In my case, I have over two years quit. 

Interesting self-destruction mentality, would you not agree???  Why?  Why do I do that to myself?  Why do I reach out to sabatage other things when I am down in the darkness pit? 

My commitment remains strong to guard my quit, but sometimes it's a hard battle to fight.