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Quitting Smoking

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by melbo, May 29, 2007.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Found this and felt it worth re-posting.
  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    or just quit. Don't make a big deal out of it and just stop.
  3. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  4. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    People have gotten in the mind-frame where they let the events around them dictate what they do and how they do it, rather than making up their mind to follow their own path. Yea, it' a hell of a lot easier to walk the well-beaten path, all the brush is cleared but you never see anything new and your shoes get muddy. Having said that, everyone expects the horrors of with-drawal from smoking like it is a painful event; some kind of torture. Going to share a secret with you smokers here; it ain't that bad and it ain't such a big deal, so get over it. You can expect a little nervous agitation on occasion and you can learn to laugh at old habits reaching for your shirt pocket but you won't tremble or shake and you will truly be surprised to find the memory of how refreshing a good deep breath of pure air can be. Exhale as deeply as you can; force all the air from your lungs, then breath a long deep breath and hold it for just a moment before exhaling completely in one smooth motion. You can feel the calming focus radiating from your center. You start to realize that you control your decisions and feel stronger for it. Funny to discover that breathing is an exercise that many of us have forgotten or never learned to do properly; learn to breath.
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