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5 months not smoking but my brain is still trying to lure me back in    General Chit-Chat

Started Sep-19 by Danhugs; 5135 views.
Danhugs

From: Danhugs

Sep-20

I am starting to understand that the romantic, cool side of smoking had its place in time for me. And I used to say I could handle a tsunami if had a smoke and a coffee. But the sense of satisfaction I'm getting from slowly exercising the demon of smoke is totally worth it. Helps to share a bit of random thoughts. Many thanks 

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Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Sep-20

Oh good.... Agee with you about romanticizing the smoke. There was a time when it was “cool” to smoke. But now it has taken a place in Society as a taboo or people looking at you disgusted that you do this to yourself. 
 

Now I look at the smokers with sympathy that I know how they are being tricked that they are enjoying their smoke. 

Danhugs

From: Danhugs

Sep-20

I look at smokers in a similar way aswell. Addiction Is definitely a beast that is meant to be tamed and controlled or it can run wild and ravage everything in its path. The struggle of beating the addiction makes me feel more human than when I accepted it as part of me.

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Sep-20

Well, share away Dan. Sounds as though you are doing well piecing things out. There is still an occasional tsunami when I have my coffee in the morning. The coffee is something that is so so much a thing in my life that I would never give up though, so it is worth riding that wave. Funny smoking was never something I viewed as cool. I definitely had a romance with it and definitely still feel that lure as I do for other things that are no longer around too. Like you,  I also get a good deal of satisfaction exercising the demons out and it feels good to be getting stronger every day. Some demons...they refuse to be exorcised no matter how much I walk or run though, so I just carry them with me for company. I just let them be the wild beasts they want to be and run alongside. It’s not the beasties that scare me. It’s me.

Danhugs

From: Danhugs

Sep-20

Yeah It does seem life is just full of large and small addictions that come and go. Some harder than others to deal with. It is just annoying when you get a bit older and find out most the stories and lessons people told you were true. But I wanted to figure it out for myself lol. It is a crazy game. One day I will fight the end of game boss " the sugar monster" . 

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Sep-20

Oh my. Well, stick with really good chocolate that doesn’t have much sugar and enjoy the health benefits of it. 
Yeah. Even if finding out others were right about things, and things they said are true, it is still the best to have our own experiences and learn our own lessons, yes? It is our own life to live after all. In the meantime, enjoy your sweet things if you like. It’s better than smoking I think. Easier to brush teeth and exercise than fix our lungs. Or our heart. 

  • Edited September 20, 2020 1:29 pm  by  Loreficent
Danhugs

From: Danhugs

Sep-20

This really helps. Bring on the next 5 months. Many thanks. A way to vent is an invaluable tool. Glad found this place. Keep on keeping on. Crispy bacon is the best 

kittymom413

From: kittymom413

Sep-20

Hi there, Dan,

It's crazy how the mind works. It sounds like you're having the day dream version of a smoking dream. I still have those from time to time.  I wake up I feeling guilty for those first few moments until I realize that I didn't smoke, didn't blow my quit. This addiction is tries to lull you into thinking that you can have just one, but trust me, that is so far from the truth. You are so strong & have come too far to give in now. If you ever need us, we're here!!

Have a great smoke free evening,

(((HUGS)))

Kitty cat
 

Danhugs

From: Danhugs

Sep-20

Thanks kitty means alot. The mind is a infinitley curious thing. It sometimes hard to find memories without smoke. But I am finding out alot about myself during this in a postive way. Makes me wonder sometimes what else I maybe capable of.

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Sep-20

Mmmm. Well now you’re speaking to my heart as I love crispy bacon! Just think how nice it smells, yes? Can’t say I eat it anymore but I have fond memories. At times I think I have fond memories of smoking too. Kind of like Kitty said the “daydreams” of it. They are fading though. As you said, the mind is infinitely curious and I have lots of other good things and fond memories to daydream about.

It’s interesting how you said “The struggle of beating the addiction makes me feel more human than when I accepted it as part of me.“ Been thinking about that today. The different approaches of coping and maybe conquering. Does add some validation that this is definitely a mind game. Most things are mind over matter. I’ve found movement helps a lot. Do you exercise? Music is good too. Writing stuff here has been a huge processing tool. That still surprises me about myself, but it seems to help and work a lot. 
Perhaps we are all capable of more than we know or feel at times. Maybe we just gotta step out of the box and find out. Maybe with some things we’re more capable in the box... with crispy bacon. Or something sweet.
Anyway...yes! Bring on the next 5 months! With a little luck and perseverance maybe the whole world will be in a better place by then. We will be at least if we aren’t smoking still, right?

  • Edited September 21, 2020 1:50 am  by  Loreficent
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