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Likkitysplit wrote:"I'm not sure what brought this on, because I am so finished with smoking."There
it is again,.. (Dakota posted something similar),.. the mentality of
"being done with quitting",.. and actually being "quit".Again,.. like I replied to Mike,.. I'm a couple months behind ya'll,.. so I guess it's natural that I'm not "there" yet.But, I'm going to try and start looking at my situation from this point of view immediately. Why not?Like I've said in earlier posts today,.. there's no way I'm hosing this quit this far into it.So I might as well start looking at it this way,....So, Thanks FTBM,.. Thanks for the insight.Likkity
"You don't have the
option of one, and if you try to test the theory,
you are going to find yourself
a smoker again."
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You are doing great. I do like my NTAP anagrams
which ping me awake in the morning on my mobile. I am thinking of new
ones ... Anyway, thought up a star wars specific (seeing that you are a
fan) one for you. May
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Apr 28 10 3:20 PM
Originally Posted by Joanne Gold on 8/10/00
“ … Then less than a month into Freedom's existence
on October 5, 1999 my quit was tested to the max, the unimaginable happened...I
received a phone call ...my loving brother had been robbed on his way home from
work...he was shot to pieces. I ran to the rescue of his family..walked into my
brother's house to face his sobbing wife, five children and my 83 year old
father who lived with them. I didn't know who to help first...I could hardly
stand on my own feet. On the kitchen table was my brothers opened carton of
cigarettes...I took some glances and shook like crazy. Within moments the house
began to fill with friends and family who received the horrible news as
well...even people who didn't smoke were smoking......
I thank God that I only settled for that glance
that night...never even touched one cigarette."
Apr 28 10 4:35 PM
In the illustration above you can see on the left how a non-smokers reacts to stress. Without it they are happy and comfortable, when encountering stress they lose this comfort and depending on its severity they can get either mildly annoyed or really upset. The resolution of the stress will normally bring the non-smoker back to the original state of comfort, after a little time of cooling down of course.
Smokers are much more complex. Stress has an affect on all people--it makes the urine acidic. Both smokers and non-smokers experience this phenomena. In non-smoker smokers, the urine acidity has no real visible or perceivable effects--smokers are much more complicated. After the initial stress a smoker will feel like a non-smoker encountering stress, for a few seconds. But then the delineation occurs, the smoker's nicotine level depletes because of the urine acidity induced by the stress, and the smoker is kicked into a drug withdrawal state. The smoker has four ways to deal with the situation now.
First, the smoker can just smoke a cigarette. Well low and behold if the smoker does this he or she will feel "better." He or she will not feel good; he or she just won't be feeling withdrawal for the moment but still be feeling the initial stress. In essence, he or she will feel like a non-smoker under stress, not great, but not in withdrawal either.
The second way a smoker can handle the stress is to solve it and also smoke a cigarette. This results in one happy smoker. No stress now and no withdrawal, life is good at the moment. The feeling of bliss is basically the same feeling a non-smoker has who resolves his or her stress.
But then there are the other two scenarios. The smoker can solve the problem but not smoke. Here is the kicker here, the problem is resolved but the smoker is still in withdrawal, the nicotine level has dropped and problem resolution has no way to stop the nicotine depletion, only a cigarette can do that.
The worst of all situations is the smoker who cannot solve the problem and also cannot smoke a cigarette. This is a miserable situation to ever be in. You normally don't want to be around a smoker in this situation let alone being one yourself. Many smokers find themselves facing this dilemma daily since many jobs and social settings do not allow smoking yet constantly force the smoker to face stresses.
When you quit smoking these last four reactions to stress become a thing of the past. You still face stress, but you no longer have to face drug withdrawals induced by it. In essence you deal with stress in a totally different way when you don't have chronic drug withdrawals exaggerating it.
To stay in the position of being able to handle stresses with greater clarity and minimal discomfort always know that no matter what the stress, to avoid it having any long lasting and life threatening complications always remember to never take another puff!
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Likkitysplit wrote:Yes,.. I am experiencing a lower stress level now than when I was on nicotine. ... I hope this answers your question. Do you feel the same way in these types of situations now that you're nicotine free too?
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