Stories and experiences by: AveryT

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  • AveryT
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    Day 38!

    Posted in Staying quit 7 Feb 2020
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    Having lost all hope that I’d ever manage to stay quit for more than a week, let alone five and counting, I thought I’d share a seemingly lesser known tip. What made all the difference is this short and down to the point book, 40-Day Companion to Quitting Smoking by J.F. Hunter. All it asked was not to smoke (I went cold turkey) + stick to a clever little daily reading for 40 days, then reassess....

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    Never give up on giving up...

    Posted in Quit experiences 28 Nov 2019
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    I've just worked out that I had 69 non-smoking days in 2019. Kept stopping and starting, but noticed I’d stay hooked for longer when I beat myself about failing to stay quit. I was basically punishing myself by continuing to smoke. Realising this was a bit of a wake up call. Not enough to get me to quit completely, ugh, but I have to trust the process. To be honest, it’s not so much the quitting ...

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