We tend to dwell on the cravings after we stop smoking without realizing that although we do have these "thoughts" of wanting a smoke, that is what we did tens of times a day when we actually did smoke. Such is the nicotine addiction that it's schedule had us lighting up every few minutes to appease its appetite.
These cravings will go away whether we feed them or not.
Now that we are non-smokers and an urge to light up hits we acknowledge that feeling more and feel more irritated for having it. How quickly we forget all the inconveniences and annoyance the cravings had while we were smokers trapped in a public event, counting minutes to our fix. We had them while we waited for the kettle to boil to have coffee, while driving to work as not to smoke in the new car and soil it. While shopping, visiting, working and countless other times.
Today, I do not have these urges to have to rush out of meeting, fuctions, family events and socials to appease this deadly addiction. I do not miss standing in wind, rain and snow storms while society stares in distain. Whilst i may think of smoking, after all i am on this site, I do not desire to do so. I think that is the perspective to have. We craved far more when we actually smoked compared to how seldom the habitual thought pops up now. Past cravings persisted until sated, while todays cravings are fleeting.
Maybe its time to put things in perspective.....
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