The Philosophy of Quitting

Is there one particular quitting philosophy on which everyone can agree? Of course not. But there are a few things that those who have successfully quit have in common, in their quitting experience.

First of all, read the above again. Do you agree with the statement? If so, go ahead and think about what the variety of successful quitters might have in common.

One thing would be that each has some sort of idea about how they managed to quit, and most likely have an opinion about why they didn’t fail to quit as they had in previous attempts. This commonality to me falls under the category of “belief”. This is what the former smoker believes about how it was that they became a nonsmoker.

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  1. I quit smoking. I used a weaning method over 8 months, and then it was physically easy to drop that. I always wanted to quit, and tried several times. Heightened stress got me smoking again. It seemed to calm me down, which is weird because, isn’t it supposed to be a stimulant? Last time I quit it was over two years ago, and I picked a special day, Christmas. I promised my daughter, not only had I cut way back, that I would quit for her on Christmas. I find it sad, that my word to her, and her peace of mind, was what made me care for myself. I cared for her pain, I couldn’t fix my lack of self-care. I wonder why I don’t care about my own health and lung tissue, my livelihood, as much as she cares about me. I could do it for her. I don’t seem to care, enough to have quit, for myself.

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