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Posative Self-talk

Posted in Hints and tips 01 Dec 2015

I am a few hours smoke-free. I want to have a quit attempt in the morning. I believe I can do it with posative self-talk. The quitline say I'm very posative. I ask my husband to buy cigarettes for me when things get rough. I find not saying anything works best. Then the patch passes no drama. If I concentrate on things like my garden or the weather, I get over the thoughts of smoking. It's only the thoughts that are left of my cravings. I smoke out of habit. So tomorrow I make smoking history. I enter a new phase of my life as a free and independant person.

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  • nodrah December 01, 2015 | 6:42
    Good on ya....have a go and no turning back.....just keep on saying NO when the urge happens and before you know it you will be free
  • Threds December 01, 2015 | 8:13
    It sounds like you have the right attitude to do this. Just hang in there when you are feeling a bit rough because before too long things will start improving and you will feel better. All the best penelopejane.
  • TheOldPhart December 01, 2015 | 11:59
    You can do it Penelopejane. We all gain control over our addiction to nicotine one withdrawal incident at a time. Each withdrawal incident is a skirmish. Remember, the most important skirmish in every war is the next one!

  • Desperate, Nepean Blue Mountains December 24, 2015 | 17:41
    I'm only 24 hours in and can relate to the need to keep busy, I have cooked a three course meal for tomorrow and cleaned my house - keep going ☺️

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