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Im 21 years old, I know many of you are much older and have been smoking for much longer but i hope that does not alter your understanding of what im trying to share. I've always had an addictive personality, when i do something, i go hard, and i always break my word about stopping or walking away. The three main concerns being Gambling, Drugs and Smoking. I used to be really sporty, a track runner and Rugby Player, but since i began to abuse my body and money, my health and also ive found happiness have been fading away. Im not happy with my life now, Im the middle of two brothers but my older brother isnt around much, and my mum isnt at i would say her peak. I dont live with my dad. Dont get it twisted, im not looking for sympathy, im just trying to help you understand, I guess the details dont neccessarily matter. Everybody has their struggles, so im not going to get into it actually. Point is, i feel like there are so many things ive aimed to accomplish these last few years, but the truth is ive only spiralled downwards, i feel ashamed and degraded. Everybody has goals, whether it be to take care of your family, yourself, whatever it is. I really wanted to word this better and i feel like ive just blabbered on, im not the best with words and this is my first time on this site. As of 2013, im quitting smoking, along with other bad habits that arent neccessarily relevant, my motivation is simply that i think all of us want to quit? So why prolong it, the longer you take to quit, the longer you smoke, the more it is a habit and the harder it will be to shake. Ive talked to many older people, and i understand it would be alot harder, im thankful that i have realised this now so i can avoid that path, but no matter how old you are, there isnt any better time then NOW. You're going to have to do it sooner or later, dont think about doing it, just do it. As for cravings, it is what it is, so what? Dont be a woose. We are men and woman not babies, time waits for no man, sometimes you just got to put your foot down. Like with life, i believe it really is as simple or as complicated as you make it, nothing ever goes to plan, and everyone has different struggles, some harder then others, but the point it none of that matters. Do what you got to do, and if its what you got to do then you might as well enjoy it or atleast not whinge about it. Whats the point? Whinging is nothing but as waste of time, way i see it- if its something you need to change, change it, if you cant, then accept it and just do it. It is proven that the mentality of someone will effect the life they live. You are in control, be the person you want to be cos no one else will. I really feel like ive just blabbered on alot, and i dont know if anyone will even read all of this, but if you do im just hopeful this can spread some sort of positive amongst your perception of quitting or life. Smoking is such a damaging habit, its not worth the burden it weighs down on someones life. You may not realise it, but i think abusing your body like that plays a massive part on your whole mental well being. Make nicotine your biatch, not the other way round. Ive been smoking 5 years, a deck a day, at one point it was 2. If you cant quit, your weak.
(yea yea im only 21 i havent smoked as much etc shhh what you dont realise is that that's just you in reality making an excuse, regardless from who its coming from, you yourself know it. I dont know you, this is simply advice i tell myself, i dont believe anyone got far being soft on themselves. If you didnt think this, then good on ya, you are being open.)
Use your mind and heart, take control buddy. Merry christmas. I hope you quit.
Dont stress, just chill out, be happy, quit. Regardless of how old you are, your circumstances etc, be the best you can be.
Smoking aint for me, I want to be elite.
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