I started smoking only 5 years ago , at the crazy age of 42! I had just been through a stressful divorce and to this date I still cannot believe I picked up a cigarette. The habit snowballed from 2 or 3 cigarettes to a full box of 20 and sometimes more a day. Prior to this I was “anti smoking” and extremely fit. A marathon runner, spinning instructor and cross fit junkie.If you had taken me back a few years you would never believe that I would ever pick up a cigarette. I can honestly say the habit got a real hold on me and to this day I struggle. Cigarette smoking is one of the hardest habits to kick.
Why is it so hard to give up:
- The nicotine drug is more powerful than we may admit to. When one takes a drag the feel good hormones for a moment calm us and many of us started smoking during stressful times.
- The habit itself may start slowly but once a habit is cast into ones sub conscious it becomes very tough to reverse. Its like brushing ones teeth daily, or having your morning cup of coffee. All of these habits are part of our daily routine. Picking up a cigarette can be linked to so many triggers. When we answer a call on our phone. When we have our coffee. When we have eaten something, and often we dont even think about what we are doing
- Smoking is not just a physical addiction caused by the powerful drug nicotine, its a mental and physical addiction and requires a remapping of the mind and ones habits
WHY I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE
I want to help people who are struggling with the habit and also allow ex smokers to engage our audience and assist in the global fight to end the nastiest habit most of us hate.
Our health is at risk and if we can help people feel better, live longer and engage in better habits to alleviate stress then I feel our work is valuable. We dont aim to judge anyone struggling to kick the habit of smoking but rather encourage them and share different methods that may assist in the fight to give up cigarettes and take ones life back.
The honest truth is , its hard, but its worth giving up smoking in the long run.
So many have conquered the smoking habit and we want to hear from as many people as possible who may be a source of encouragement and help to those who battle.
THE GOAL OF MY SITE
Our purpose is to bring an end to smoking for as many people globally as we can. If we all band together and encourage each other with different ideas we can achieve great success.
If you ever need a hand or have have questions, feel free to leave them below or email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,