understand your cravings, it's a good idea to look at where it all started...
THE BRAINWASHING OF SMOKING:
Before you ever had that first puff of a cigarette, your WELLBEING
was at it's peak...
Then, you light your first cigarette and the Smoking Monster is born.
The Smoking Monster has a huge appetite and soon demands to be fed again, and your WELLBEING drops as you feel that empty, insecure feeling of the body's reaction to the Nicotine withdrawal...so you feed the monster again.
There is some relief - until the Monster gets hungry again.
And so it goes, on and on and on...
Over time, the body builds-up a tolerance to the drug, so that when you smoke it only partially relieves the feeling, so you feed more stressed, more often and need to smoke more.
No matter how much you feed the Smoking Monster, you can never reach the level of WELLBEING that you felt before you smoked. Even at your best, you always feel more stressed and less relaxed than a non-smoker.
In fact, prorgessively declining health, feelings of shame, digust and slavery and the constant fear of disease or death looming in the background, ensure that your feeling of WELLBEING keeps getting lower and lower.
OK - Light up a cigarette right now
, and inhale deeply six times...
Now, describe the pleasure you're experiencing.
Light another one as soon as you're done the first...
Why not - if it's as pleasurable as you say?
The truth is: It's NOT about pleasure. it's about topping-up your Nicotine level to try to make up for the withdrawal caused by the last cigarette.
"If I have just ONE, I'll be right back where I started...Desperately wishing I was where I am today."
- Your QUIT buddy, Jim.
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My Quit Date: 1/27/2014
Smoke-Free Days: 1403
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 35,075
Amount Saved: $15,433.00