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  • Robn
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    Mindset is key

    Posted in Quit experiences 23 Sep 2020
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    Hi everyone, after reading through a few stories today and noticing a few people struggling to stay quit, I thought I would share. If you have read a lot of posts on here we talk a lot about mindset...it is key. Some folks want to quit and see how it goes...others make the decision to quit forever.....there is a huge difference in this thinking. The first one is already giving you an out if you ...

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    Do It Today

    Posted in Quit experiences 14 Sep 2020
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    Hi All, today is 859 days since I quit being a slave to smoking. It started with day one....just like everyone else. I urge anyone who wants to quit to start with day one and progress from there. Don’t put it off, don’t make excuses to do it later...do it today. People say there is never a good time to give up....I feel there is a good time to give up and it is NOW. There is nothing to fear and...

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    Want it, embrace it

    Posted in Hints and tips 3 Jun 2020
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    Hi All, I am 756 days quit today....yay. I have learnt many things through all of those days. We are stronger than we give ourselves credit for. If we really want something we can and do make it happen...quitting is exactly the same. Wanting to quit and making it happen is within us all. As in life...don’t focus on the negatives...focus on the positives. Being a non smoker is full of positives ...

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    No need to struggle

    Posted in Quit experiences 5 May 2020
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    Hi, I have a feeling that a lot of people out there who have just started their quit journey, are feeling like they will struggle forever. Believe me, you won’t. These struggles are temporary and you need to understand that and embrace your quit. Before you know it, smoking will just be something you used to do once upon a time. You will not think about it hourly or daily or weekly. It fades away...

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    Scared to quit?

    Posted in Quit experiences 27 Jan 2020
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    Hi All, we were all scared to quit....when that quit date approaches closer and closer we start to panic. Do you know why? Because your life is about to change for the better....but you don’t quite believe that yet...do you? If you read the many stories on here and really absorb what they are saying....not one person who has quit has ever said ..... it was the worst thing I ever did. There are m...

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    Price rise

    Posted in Reasons to quit 21 Jan 2020
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    Hi All, we have just had another price rise in Australia...12.5%....wow. We are paying the highest of any country in the world. Makes you wonder how anyone in Aus can afford to smoke, but people always seem to find the money to do so. Really sad that people will pay so much to destroy their health and self esteem. Stay focused and strong......there is no good reason to keep smoking x

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    Struggles

    Posted in Hints and tips 30 Dec 2019
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    Hi All, I am reading some stories from new people and they are really struggling. I would just like them to ask themselves Why? It seems to me that you want to quit that is why you are here. You are embarking on the best journey that you could ever give yourself. Your health will improve greatly, you will have more money in your pocket, your self esteem will be at an all time high. So when you lo...

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    Temptations are never far away

    Posted in Quit experiences 4 Nov 2019
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    Hi All, I am at 544 days quit now after 48 years of being a slave to it. I wanted to share an experience that I had a few days ago.....I was out with friends....none of them smoke...all of a sudden I felt the greatest urge to have a smoke that I have experienced so far. It came out of no where....I thought I was over ever craving again. That craving stayed with me for the rest of the day. Ma...

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    Take Pride

    Posted in Hints and tips 31 Aug 2019
    6 Comments

    Hi All, everyone who is on this quit journey needs to take pride in what they are achieving every single day. Only non smokers think this is an easy thing to do, why don’t you just stop...it is easy. Someone who constantly battles with their weight hears...just stop snacking all the time and exercise..its easy. Well it isn’t easy when smoking or food is your addiction. We are taking back control ...

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    Multiple Quit Attempts

    Posted in Hints and tips 22 Aug 2019
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    Hi All, You know multiple quit attempts is a positive......if you keep trying it means you are serious about the quit journey. It would be so easy to try and fail and never try again. But everyone who keeps trying knows in their heart and mind that this is something they really want to achieve.....and with every try you will get closer to achieving your goal. I can’t count the quit attempts I h...

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