Attitude adjustment for two months of smoke-free

Over time, it is easy to forget why you extinguished the last cigarette and decided to quit. After two months, you may forget how much you hate smoking, how it makes you cough, and the shortness of breath you have to deal with. It’s also easy to start feeling sorry for yourself, or to think about how painful you are without cigarettes.

It happens to many people, especially after the first few months, because we start to romanticize the good times of smoking. This is called the drug addict thinking, and it is a potential trap that most ex-smokers face when recovering from nicotine addiction. If you do not adjust your attitude, the thinking of drug users can easily lead to relapse of smoking.

Brad’s story below is a good example of a successful addict thinking slide. Like many others who are tired of the slow unfolding recovery process, Brad is in a trough and begins to feel sorry for himself. However, through an accidental encounter, he found an attitude adjustment that brought his priorities back to order.​​

Brad’s story: two months after quitting smoking

Today are two days when I quit smoking. Yesterday I was thinking about what I would put in a two-month milestone post on the smoking forum to which I belong.

This will not be an optimistic post. No, what I planned was almost a mercy party.Full tilt “Oh my God, I feel terrible. I haven’t smoked for two months and I still feel terrible. Will this pain end?” abuse. Then I’m going to sit down and wait for all the comforting, reassuring replies, I know the way the forum members will send it to me. It’s a bit pitiful, but it’s a fact.

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Then it happened last night.

Attitude-changing encounter

One of the things I recovered after quit smoking was to go to yoga class. I go three to four nights a week. Last night was overcrowded; I think many people will attend meetings before they physically abuse their bodies on New Year’s Eve.

For me, this is not a particularly good meeting. My thoughts have been wandering. I was thinking about the party we were going to that night, wondering if anyone would smoke there, if it was the moment I was going to slip, etc.

At the end of the course, I noticed a beautiful young woman (maybe in her early 30s), which I had never seen before. She was talking to the coach, and I overheard her saying that she was from a different place and was only going to visit her family for a few days. Let’s go out and chat together.

I asked her how she knew about the yoga studio. She said that she hadn’t done yoga for a while, so she found that place on the Internet on a whim. She asked me how long I practiced. I told her that after quitting smoking I started again. Then I said that I have been doing it for almost two months, which is a very difficult one (again the poor poor part of me).

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She looked at me and said, “Yes, I heard friends say that quitting smoking is really difficult. Quitting smoking is good for you.” Then she added, “You know, this is also an anniversary for me.”

“Yes?” I said, “What anniversary?” She stopped and looked my eyes straight for a second. “About 5 years ago, I underwent a double lung transplant.”

It was as if someone hit me on the back with a sledgehammer, and all the air in my lungs disappeared. Is she talking about “double lung transplantation”? I just can’t understand it. Have you read something similar, but really met someone who has experienced it? This seems impossible.

“Really,” I said, “Double lung transplant?” She smiled at me. “Yes. I have cystic fibrosis. If there is no transplant, I will die.”

I stammered trying to say something smart. She is very patient, and I guess she has experienced this before. A few minutes later, I plucked up the courage and said, “What will the future look like?” She said that after five years, she has an average of 25% chance of doing it for another year. “But it’s just an average. I have almost no rejection problems. I feel good.”

We talked for another 20 minutes or so. She launched a non-profit animal rescue mission in Brooklyn. She is a director of a non-profit dance company. She has a full-time job. She also has an important person. She lives her life.

I am not a religious person. I like to think that I have a certain level of spirituality, but I will not participate in any organized religion. However, when she said goodbye, all I could do was say, “God bless you, April, God bless you. I can never tell you how important meeting you is to me.” I gave her A long hug.

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We are making a choice

Like I said, I am not a pious person, but I think about her all day long.Kind of like that movie It is a wonderful life. As if an angel came and patted me on the shoulder.

Almost all of us who quit smoking are doing this choose. It’s hard, sometimes painful, but we have choose Continue to do harm to ourselves, or do our best to defeat this terrible addiction to nicotine.

There is no choice in April. She can only deal with the hand that fate gave her.

I was there, feeling sad that I was miserable because of quitting smoking, and a person who faced-and was facing-death every day came, and her presence made me very happy. And did it with courage and class.

Very good sentence

In many cases, it is a state of mind to really get rid of things like addiction. Pay attention to the positive cues from life, and work hard to change what smoking means to you. Give yourself time to heal the habit of nicotine addiction, so you can find lasting freedom with the same certainty as everyone else.