I recently had to quit smoking again after I fell back into the "habit" after some tough life events in the last couple of months. Fortunately, I quit again with Allen Carr's Easy Way method, who's book, The Easy Way to Stop Smoking, I've written about before, and who's webinar can be found here. I have been smoke-free for five days.
I certainly don't recommend ever doing this. It's a waste of time, health and energy and admittedly harder after the first time. But the method still works. This time I used the webinar and one of the last things they recommend you do is to "write a written record of what your life was like as a smoker and what made you want to stop." This is my record, and hopefully, if there are any smokers out there, this will help inspire you to check out Allen Carr's method and quit for yourself.
Once again, I find myself sitting in a motel room watching Allen Carr's webinar to quit smoking. What a waste! Why have I gone to back to this garbage? How much of my time has been stolen from me by this worthless drug? How much of my energy? How much of my health? How much of my self respect? Life is too short to waste it inhaling toxic fumes into my lungs! Life is far too precious for that! I love living, but I most certainly hate smoking.
I hate how it made me smell.
I hate how it made me feel.
I hate how it made me hide from friends and family.
I hate how it robbed me or my energy.
I hate how it wasted my money, especially when I didn't have much.
I hate how I "waited" to quit to travel, ask girls out and do what I wanted in this one and only life I get to live.
I hate what this evil thing did to me.
Yet I love being free.
And all I have to do to be free is choose to be free.
I choose freedom.
"Every day is a new life to the wise man."
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