29 Nov 2017
25 Jul 2018
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I hear what you are saying, and it's so true. Quitting does take effort and persistence. I'm in my 50s too, and realized that I had to stop "pretending" to try and do it for real. It was so easy to say, "It's too hard, it hurts too much." Yes, it did hurt. It hurt a lot, and I thought I might lose my mind. But persistence paid off, as it so often does. In the scheme of things, it's a really good tradeoff. A finite bit of pain (in my case, a month or so) for a lifetime of gain.
We all have unrealized aspirations in our lives, lolasoul, so don't beat yourself up. Just make quitting smoking your #1 priority, and you will do it. Take it one step at a time. You will love being a non-smoker. It will change your life for the better, it really will. It is truly worth the effort.