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I haven't written a post of my own since the onset of winter. I was announcing my 3 month milestone. I am happy to announce that I have already celebrated my 6 month mark some weeks ago! Infact, Yesterday was 29 weeks completed, and now loving life, being free from the prison of the endless need to buy those smokes at any cost. From $27 everyday to upto $47 a day depending where I bough...
You need to Want to go without smoking to proceed.
I cant say its been easy. But, it is what I wanted and here I am at
one-quarter of a year smoke free! I have learnt to not let any excuse to light up and have no reason to pay any shop ( selling tobacco) for some stupid draw-back of poison down my throat and instant hit to my brain.
Because I smoked I have COPD which May not r...
So what happens when your motivation goes? That is one thing, but how does it go? Does it dry up? Burn out? Does it wash away or the ideation go stale?
How can we get it back and get back on track?
How do you stay motivated?
What institutes a successful Quit?
Lets brain-storm and get heaps of comments.
Just reminding people to stay committed. If its a promise to Quit? A pledge? Maybe a doctors order? Your child's wishes you to stop? Even if you dream of ditching the filthy, Expensive past-time, you can take action. It takes alot of courage at first, but ultimately it is the IN_ACTION of not smoking that turns a smoker into a NON-Smoker. Sounds easy, but, that is how it works.
Happy Easter e...
Hello again, finally took the plunge two weeks ago and have no doubt my last smoke was Thursday night the 6th of February.
I,m not going to allow myself to become complacent with my success, as I have let myself get hooked from just one Puff before and will not fall into that trap ever again.
My advice to those who havent Quit yet is to make a plan, set a date for your last one and dont loo...
Why do so many put the decision to Quit so later in life?
How is it that one packet of smokes is purchased almost daily?
I truly respect you guys who have given up, found the freedom and no longer want a single puff. But unfortunately, there would be a majority of smokers always having some excuse to continue to smoke.
How about hearing from those smokers that cant quite get there. Succ...
If you are struggling with the withdrawal of nicotine or even the old practice and routine and habit of smoking. Here are some of the sayings of EX- smokers that we all can use in our thoughts whenever a thought of temptation enters our minds.
I dont smoke.
Not one puff ever. (N.O.P.E)
I am boss (Not you nico-Demon- Or monster)
I am strong.
One day at a time.
Tomorrow will be be...
I have a Quit effort on my horizon.
This ICanQuit website has been giving me ideas and motivation over the past month or so. And after seeing so many people Quit lately they have helped me regain my self belief to succeed this time. Why not me? This will be my turn and my time!
I cant lie as I do have some fear and trepidation as my Quit gets closer, and unfortunately my smoking has...
The word mindset has been used here quite often.
Wise people have tried to help explain it. Some people can grasp it very easily. Some people cannot. and some people play around with the idea.
I'm almost certain now that the concept of the mindset cannot be taught.
I think its to do with feelings.
It only comes with how the smoker (in this case) feels about Quitting the addiction. T...
I have decided to kick the habit tonight. I have enough smokes for the remainder of the day and will wake up tomorrow free of smoke. I'm promising to never buy another packet.
My journey started in September when I entered a Detox Centre. I voluntarily admitted myself in the pursuit of quitting the smokes forever and to give my fatty liver a rest from alcohol abuse (beer). Throughout my Detox ...
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