29 Nov 2017
10 Sep 2019
Link to this post
Quitting is hard, no question about it. You have to resolve to be stronger than your addiction, and not give in no matter what it takes. You may have to talk it out with someone. You might have to go for a walk, scream, cry, punch a pillow, stuff your face with junk food. Whatever it takes to just not give in. I used to wait for the craving to pass in 10 minute increments, because anyone can wait for 10 minutes. Yes, sometimes it all added up to 1.5 hours or so, but by taking it 10 minutes at a time, I was able to get through it.
Each time you resist the cravings, it gets just a little bit easier.
If you can quit now, you won't have to worry about standing out in the cold of winter any more. Won't that be nice?