06 Feb 2020
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Welcome back. I know it's hard, but try not to get too discouraged. Each attempt is a learning experience. And you know what they say, nothing ventured, nothing gained. If this were an easy journey, no one would smoke but alas, it is not. It's a physical and mental addiction, and habit forming as well. The important thing is that you have not given up, you are still trying. As long as you do that, it will eventually stick.
Try to figure out what is causing you to slip. Once you figure that out, it will be easier for you to tackle it.
When I was a smoker, it was a powerful physical addiction. I mean, if I so much as had a candy, I needed a cigarette immediately afterwards. My lungs used to ache like you wouldn't believe until I lit up. I quit cold turkey, and I remember how much I suffered through that first hellish month. But I realized that with each day that passed, my quit became more valuable. For me, making it through even one day was nothing short of a miracle. And I was determined to move forwards and not backwards.
Celebrate each day you make it through smoke free, butterflyna. You are changing your life for the better. Be proud of yourself and be kind to yourself as well. You can beat this lousy addiction. Believe in yourself. I am rooting for you!