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Rabbit
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The power of DISTRACTION

Posted in Hints and tips 22 Jan 2012
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There was a little family problem today (No one was getting along-everyone screaming-etc-etc-you know the scenario). Anyway, after all these years of thinking I wasn't an emotional smoker...HOW I WAS SO WRONG! When the blame started heading to my end of the table along came the tears rolling down my face...then the pressure in my head....and hey presto, let the cravings begin.....

Cut a long story short; I sat there, cried a little,held my breath and calmed myself down (saying my quit smoking mantra: you don't need one). Once I was calm I took myself to my nieces room, laid down and had a nap. (Ahhhhh the power of distraction). I woke up feeling a little better-but atleast it stopped my temptation to run off and purchase a packet of cigarettes.

Truth is; it was so easy to smoke a cigarette. Reality is; my problem would have still been there.

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  • Ican January 22, 2012 | 20:52
    Hugs to you Rabbit...yep know that scenario well...Be very, very proud of you..you did soooo well to avoid that urge..you are sooo right..it is easy to smoke a cigarette and no the problem does not go away....and you were sooo right..you did not need a cigarette to deal with a yucky situation, only your head thinks that...

    Gotta love families though..they certainly know how to sort out what needs to be flushed and then they test to make sure you did flush it...

    Big huge hugs and *pats on back*, also sending really good, warm thoughts your way...

    Not only you can...you did!!! How good is that?!!!! x0x0x0x0x0

  • I breath freely , Northern NSW January 26, 2012 | 12:11
    love it!

    You are sooo right, you will deal with things and grow without those emotion suppressants!
  • I breath freely , Northern NSW January 26, 2012 | 12:11
    love it!

    You are sooo right, you will deal with things and grow without those emotion suppressants!

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