Thoughts that seem worse than the first days urges

Retraining the conscious mind
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13 Aug 2006, 23:33 #51

THANK YOU
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09 Oct 2006, 10:36 #52

It is so good to be reminded of how cigerattes really were - instead of imagining that they were the greatest things ever. (because that's so easy to do)

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LauraMarie
20 days
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11 Oct 2006, 23:03 #53

thanks so much for this reminder - afternoon slump and i can start forgetting!
ntap - nearly 3 weeks
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12 Oct 2006, 00:13 #54

thank you thank you thank you thank you
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08 Jan 2007, 04:51 #55

I can't explain why or how, but it seems I always seem to find the perfect reading exactly when I need it.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Whitey (Dianne)
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29 Jan 2007, 20:13 #56

But that "one" cigarette concept is a fantasy. Not smoking will never be as good as that fantasy, but smoking will not be like that fantasy either. Smoking is what it was at the end, the day you quit-not what it was like early on when it initially hooked you. At the end, smoking was annoying enough to make you want to quit, even though you were going through a horrid withdrawal and psychological readjustment process to do it. You then understood that smoking was making life complicated, ruining your health and basically slowly killing you. Well, cigarettes haven't changed. Just your memories of them have.
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17 May 2007, 08:26 #57

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22 May 2007, 23:27 #58

But that "one" cigarette concept is a fantasy. Not smoking will never be as good as that fantasy, but smoking will not be like that fantasy either. Smoking is what it was at the end, the day you quit-not what it was like early on when it initially hooked you. At the end, smoking was annoying enough to make you want to quit, even though you were going through a horrid withdrawal and psychological readjustment process to do it. You then understood that smoking was making life complicated, ruining your health and basically slowly killing you. Well, cigarettes haven't changed. Just your memories of them have.

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10 Sep 2008, 05:33 #59

But that "one" cigarette concept is a fantasy. Not smoking will never be as good as that fantasy, but smoking will not be like that fantasy either. Smoking is what it was at the end, the day you quit-not what it was like early on when it initially hooked you. At the end, smoking was annoying enough to make you want to quit, even though you were going through a horrid withdrawal and psychological readjustment process to do it. You then understood that smoking was making life complicated, ruining your health and basically slowly killing you. Well, cigarettes haven't changed. Just your memories of them have.

Remember cigarettes as they really were, not how you wished they were. Then when the urge is triggered, you will have the ammunition to squelch it. You will recognize that you were just having a bad moment, when you were quitting you were having "bad days." When you were smoking you were a slave to a product that was killing you. You fought long and hard to overcome that control and you never want to relinquish your freedom of choice over such a deadly product again. To keep the control, remember, when the urge is triggered-never take another puff!
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03 Jan 2010, 22:46 #60

But that "one" cigarette concept is a fantasy. Not smoking will never be as good as that fantasy, but smoking will not be like that fantasy either. Smoking is what it was at the end, the day you quit-not what it was like early on when it initially hooked you. At the end, smoking was annoying enough to make you want to quit, even though you were going through a horrid withdrawal and psychological readjustment process to do it. You then understood that smoking was making life complicated, ruining your health and basically slowly killing you. Well, cigarettes haven't changed. Just your memories of them have.

Remember cigarettes as they really were, not how you wished they were. Then when the urge is triggered, you will have the ammunition to squelch it. You will recognize that you were just having a bad moment, when you were quitting you were having "bad days." When you were smoking you were a slave to a product that was killing you. You fought long and hard to overcome that control and you never want to relinquish your freedom of choice over such a deadly product again. To keep the control, remember, when the urge is triggered-never take another puff!
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10 Jul 2014, 21:56 #61

The video "Will I ever stop thinking of cigarettes?" addresses this issue, starting around the 8.5 minute mark.
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11 Feb 2015, 04:27 #63

LauraMarie835 wrote:
It is so good to be reminded of how cigerattes really were - instead of imagining that they were the greatest things ever. (because that's so easy to do)




Thank you -




LauraMarie


20 days
Yeah you're right.
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