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Staying Quit - Because I can!

Posted in Staying quit 17 Sep 2020

It is day 36 and I feel like having a smoke, a cigarette. It is really full on! But, I'm not going to. I have come too far to go back, because all that would happen is I would take a few drags, feel a bit dizzy and think how wonderful that is and then realise what have I done??!! So I am going to save myself that old familiar anguish and say "No" to my self. Otherwise I'll be hooked right back into it and wishing I had those 36 days back! Oh yes I would. This may be stubborn but I can get through this. And the best way to deal with the addiction is to Tell on it. Dob it in. I am going to work on my budget now and figure out how much money I will save each and every week. It is heaps, minimum $210 per week (No holidays) slave labour to the god of nicotine. No thank you! I could keep going but I'll spare you the repeats. Thank you for being there dear reader. You are the reason I stay clean from this drug. Oh yes, it is a drug, it may be legal but it is a drug nonetheless. And, it pays me for not taking it. So take that! Thanks for listening, I hope this doesn't happen to you, but it seems we all have to go through these rough spots. There, I feel much better now, happy reading.

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  • Happiness September 17, 2020 | 21:28
    A great way to look at things Dave. Would you knowingly drive a car that had absolutely no brakes? Just asking for trouble , and who knows the repercussions? Avoiding the situation in what ever way you can is the right move. Be proud of each and every day of freedom that you have won and continue saving for those things in life that are worth while. Proud of you Dave. Keep up the good quit.
  • Safe2017 September 18, 2020 | 7:59
    Yep, that's the way to go. A great attitude. Practice NOPE - not one puff ever and you'll be just fine.
  • softly40, Mid North Coast September 18, 2020 | 8:44
    Yea, great way to go. Once you name it (which I had to do) then you can kick it into the gutter stamp on it and anything else you want to do. Once that thought of another smoke pops up again, just brush it aside and see how that goes, whatever you do keep practicing NOPE as Safe has suggested it works.
  • davegoodo , Murrumbidgee September 18, 2020 | 18:23
    Thanks Happiness! You have to call these things out. I feel proud to have the support of this community.
  • Happiness September 19, 2020 | 23:25
    We are proud of you for calling it out. Sometimes a different approach resonates with someone. We are all different people and different experiences. We should all give ourselves a pat on the back for even being here. If anyone is reading, then you Do WISH to quit smoking. Let us help you to WANT to quit. That is the difference this site makes. So thanks for taking part everyone.

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