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#1 justanotherone


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 11:20 AM

Hey everyone! Just checking in to tell you guys how things have been going.

In resume: I'm teaching my subconscious mind that cigarettes won't improve the way people see me. I won't look more confident, or smarter, or cooler. People won't take me more seriously or respect me more or anything like that. A cigarette is only a cigarette - and smoking will only make you look like a regular person, just a regular person who's also a smoker. Nothing special.

And in this new phase of my quit I'm getting more conscious about other choices concerning how I deal with setbacks and annoyances. I can't reward myself forever for everything. I can't have chocolate and wine everyday to celebrate or to forget every kind of situation. Having feelings and being unable to dull them every fifteen minutes sure is hard, and finding balance in life is also almost impossible, but our mind and our emotions are what makes us human, getting rid of that is simply not right :)

Also, I'll address those newbies who are afraid of the depression some have when quitting: saying "no" feels VERY good. Being proud of yourself at the end of the day is priceless. Looking at your ticker and feeling good about your self control and willpower is incredible. When the worst is over and you realized you haven't puffed even once... you feel very powerful, believe me. It's worth it.

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#2 beazel



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:50 PM

You doing great, especially with your mindset.


So happy for you!! smileys-happy-794419.gif

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#3 Lin-quitting


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:06 PM

That's a wonderful and hopeful post for us Justan. Keep running with that excellent attitude you have.....I can already see the lifetime sticky quit in your future!

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#4 Jillar


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:07 PM

Great post justanotherone, I agree there's nothing better than the pride you feel for having stayed quit another day. Such a boost to your self esteem as well :)
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