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Counting backward

Kate18

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New delaying tactic...

counting backward from 50, each number on inhalation or exhalation.

Soon the tension will get too strong and an alarm in my head will sound.

It'll be time to go to sleep, because if I stay up, I'm afraid I'll impulsively grab my purse and head to the gas station for cigarettes.

I'd think that was impossible at this point, more than two weeks smoke-free, 

but if there's anything uncounted relapses have taught me,

it's that I should never underestimate my tendency to overestimate my self control.

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Underestimate is the key word here, yes don't underestimate the crave, but also, like @Sazerac said, don't underestimate your determination and power to overcome.

 

You have to be strong, like really strong only for 3-5 minutes, and then once the crave passes, you can be back to just keeping your guard up. Your body is trying to get back to the addiction, you gotta just keep pushing back.

 

You are doing great.

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