An Attitude Adjustment at Two Months Smoke-Free
As time goes by, it can be easy to lose sight of the reasons why we put out that last cigarette and started smoking cessation. We forget how much we hated smoking, how it made us cough and the shortness of breath we suffered from. We start to feel sorry for ourselves, thinking about how miserable we are without our cigarettes. We romanticize about the good old days of smoking. This is called junkie thinking, and is a potential pitfall that most ex-smokers will face at some point in the recovery process. Without an attitude adjustment, junkie thinking can easily lead to a smoking relapse.
This week I’d like to introduce you to Brad, a member of the About.com Smoking Cessation support forum. Brad’s story is a great example of an aborted junkie thinking slide. Like so many others who grow weary of the healing process from nicotine addiction that can be slow in coming, Brad was in a slump and starting to feel sorry for himself. Through a chance encounter however, he found a powerful attitude adjustment that put his priorities back in order.
- Two Months Smoke-Free — Brad’s Story
Congratulations Brad, and thanks for sharing your story with us here.
Healthy Monday encourages us to think of every Monday as a day that we can begin work anew on goals that we have for ourselves. If you’re still smoking, put your cigarettes down and get started on your quit program today.
We all have the ability to quit smoking successfully, and we all deserve a life that is free of addiction. Honor your life by choosing Monday as the day to start and reinforce your quit program.
You can quit smoking … and we’re here to help you, one simple Monday at a time.
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