Triggers: Reminders From Your Executive Assistant

Subconscious use cue extinguishment
Joined: 04 Jun 2012, 12:37

16 Jun 2012, 16:03 #51

Just what I needed to read today.

I spent a number of years as a closet smoker, "coming out" in mid-2002, and from then on, was quite open about being a smoker. However, when I was in the closet, I often had to go days, even weeks without a cigarette, the longest time period usually being if I was on holiday for a fortnight. So, 13-14 days in, my EA started to try to "upwards delegate" that it was time for a cigarette now. I've had a couple of days where I've been getting intense cravings for no *apparent* reason, and worked out yesterday afternoon that it was the 2 weeks timing trigger, rather than any particular event.

I have been reminding my EA of the document retention policy, and that he works for me, not the other way round - and today is much better than the last couple of days have been. Evidently he has a good memory, so hopefully won't take too long.

Nearly halfway to green!

I am a nicotine addict.
I have stopped nicotine for 15 days, 16 hours, 2 minutes and 47 seconds (15 days).

As of now, I have not smoked 235 cigarettes at a saving of £79.14 and 19 hours and 35 minutes of my life.

Joined: 21 Sep 2012, 15:42

06 Oct 2012, 16:36 #52

Thanks for this wonderful insight.
My EA has been working overtime today - doing lots of things I haven't done since I quit and the memos keep coming.
I keep correcting them and sending them back - fun isn't it.

Dave  in my 26th day of FREEDOM 

johnnynonic GOLD
Joined: 20 Jan 2009, 02:28

15 Oct 2017, 12:28 #53

Just bumping this to the top to see if it works.
Keep on NTAPing
JohnnyNoNic Gold
12 years 6 months of Freedom

Joel Spitzer
Joined: 13 Nov 2008, 14:04

20 Oct 2017, 14:21 #54

Yes posting to a topic will still bring it to the top. Congratulations on twelve and a half years Johnny.