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I never did quit smoking, I just tell myself that I will have one later. I quit smoking at least 20 times before, I finally decided to have one later. Quitting never did work, I have tried everything, patches, no good, nicorettes, no good, tapering off, no good, hypnotism, no good. I finally took my cigarettes out of my pockets, put them out of reach but kept them available, never told anyone I was quitting, but once I had put them away from me and had to make a conscious effort to get them, then I told myself I didn't need it right then and that I could have it later,
From the time, I put them away from me, I never lit another one. I did chew on them but it didn't take long and that stopped too. That was in January of 1998, I smoked for 42 years and quit at 55. I just turned 70 a few days ago. and I have had more stress in the last 10 years of my life than most people will experience in a lifetime. yes. I am proud of myself. One of my best accomplishments in my life was to stop smoking. Or at least to have it later.
HOW I QUIT SMOKING... I stopped once for 3 months , I went to a beach party and there was a bonfire and a keg. Someone was smoking a cigarette 10 feet from me, I told myself that I hadn't smoked for 3 months and I could handle just one it smelled soooooo good ! So I bummed one off my friend 20 minutes later I bummed another. The next day I bought a pack. My second attempt was 6 yrs later which I told myself I would beat just one little cigarette forever. That was over 20 yrs ago and I am still beating that next one!
I had a little saying that I would tell myself....SMOKING IS FOR LOSERS..... You lose , health, time, money , personal Hygiene, sexual prowess, and anything else you can think of , so I grouped it into my one little saying. I got hooked at 13 and finally quit for good at 34, I am 54 now and feel great and pity smokers . You are a slave to the big tobacco companies.
I work out an hour a day, I spend 3-4 hours a night on my side job in addition to my regular 9-5, I don't have cable because I don't have time to watch t.v. and I'm taking care of elderly parents so I don't get to go on vacations. I think I'm allowed to spend a little "beer money" on two or three drinks a week. I don't think that's a "bad habit" - I think that's called "balance."
Please everyone watch the BBC documentary "The Century of the Self". You will understand exactly why it's so important for our leaders to convince us that we all need to be molded and shaped to fit their agendas. Of course you won't have an easy time finding this 4 hour series, but you can find it on the web if you try. If you know nothing about brainwashing and controlling the masses, you will reward yourself by watching this. BTW, if you can't find it, learn about Edward Bernays.
Why is it that everything I enjoy in life is bad for me? Steak and potatoes with scads of real butter, a few ciggies now and then and an occasional shot of JD #7?
I outlived a doctor that kept telling me to quit my nasty habits. Some daily exercise can do wonders.
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