I told myself this all the time. Nicotine would win the battle many times, but I knew what was really going on, and what I would need to do to fight the addiction.
I don’t think smoking makes people happy. I just think that the cravings are so intense that only a cigarette will take away the anxiety and stress of everyday life.
From a technical standpoint, it’s as simple as that.
People don’t love to smoke because it’s so awesome and cool. They don’t.
Think of it this way…
If tobacco products were suddenly taken off the market, people would go crazy!
What if they left one product on the market? It would fly off the shelves. It doesn’t even matter what the product would be, as long as it contains nicotine.
It could be anything and people would buy it.
When people need their nicotine fix, they’ll do anything.
They’ll walk five miles down the road in a blizzard to get their fix.
They’ll stop eating in order to have enough money for cigarettes. It’s really sad.
It’s that constant battle of not being in control that makes them depressed.
What fun is it being out of cigarettes and having to walk a mile down the road because the cravings are so intense? It’s terrible!
I remember many times when I had quit smoking for a few days or so, and everything was going great.
But yet I had these intense cravings and my mind played tricks on me.
“Smoking will make you feel even better.”
I broke down, gave in to nicotine and smoked, and IMMEDIATELY felt worse. I went from being ecstatic about life to being sad I was back at square one again, in less than 10 minutes.
It makes me feel like a loser. It makes me feel like I’m going no where in life, and I should be ashamed of myself.
I believe that people who want to quit do not like being out of control. People are sick of being addicted to something they don’t enjoy.
I bet there are 1000’s of people who say it depresses them.
Perhaps there are millions of people who feel this way.
The best part about quitting is being in control, and getting rid of those nasty cigarettes forever.
Mornings are awesome, I can say quite certain of that. Your lungs will thank you everyday!
You’ll jump out of bed, ready to take on the day. Your house won’t stink like an ashtray. You’ll want to be active.
Everyone around you will feel your new energy. You’ll send out positive vibes and receive them in return.
Really, life is so much better. You’ll see.
So, if you are even remotely depressed about your life because of smoking, stop and take action.
There is no better time to start feeling happy then the present.
If you don’t quit, smoking will only continue to wear you down and make you feel sad about life.
That, in turn, will lead to other problems.
Work will be affected, relationships will be affected, and your health will definitely take its toll. It’s a dead-end no matter how you look at it.
Quit smoking and enjoy your new life. Doesn’t matter how old you are, it’s never too late to jump start your life and start living the life you always wanted.
Make your dreams come true.
Everyone has dreams, why not fulfill them?
You only get one life. Do the best you possibly can! You owe it to yourself.
Throw away all that junk right now and start LIVING!
Day 12 for me and I feel great!!! Not been an easy ride but it’s going to be worth it.thanks for doing this blog
Thank you for this blog. I’m on day 10. I’m craving hard but hanging in there.
Being fully happy and healthy to me, means your body, mind and spirit are in balance. Ever since I quit smoking for good ( many failed attempts ) I feel as though I am happier in all aspects. Dont get me wrong, it’s not easy, but I am truly dedicated to keep this balance and harmony with myself. No more poisoning myself. Nicotine addiction is so strong and I feel like it’s a dragon I am slaying, an epic battle , but I will not give up !!!!! Keep fighting people cause it is SO WORTH IT !!! Thank you for all of the supportive comments here.
This is my second time quitting. I quit in December and started again the following April. When I left my ‘vape’ at home when I went on holiday. I am struggling more this time. I am so depressed, where The first time I quit I was exhilarated. I only smoked again by a fleeting choice. Where as now, I choose to smoke, but I’m refraining.
Every day right now is depressing but I know this will pass. I’m still on uneven surfaces but I’m Hoping I can do this. I keep reminding myself of the benefits of quitting, so I must stop.
Ugh. I feel this. I’m 28, I’m quitting for my 3 year old son. I consider myself to be pretty rational and i know nicotine is terrible. I know its ruling my life, all the while slowly taking it away… and yet, i find myself incredibly depressed over its loss. I have bouts of deep depression or crippling anxiety that last anywhere from 5 minutes to a few hours. I’m on day 11 now, i can say its gotten easier. Im slowly starting to feel like a functioning person again. You aren’t alone, holly, keep your head up and stick with it!!