Cold Turkey

I used to be a smoker; cigarettes had somehow made their way into my life.  At first it seemed pretty harmless, then it slowly turned into something I needed to do instead of something I wanted to do.  I started smoking only occasionally, like after having drinks with friends, and then more frequently to cigarette breaks at work.  I noticed that I found myself looking forward to my next smoke and the calm feeling I had after each puff.  I knew a lot of smokers in my life but never thought that I could turn into one myself.  And one day, just like that, I decided to stop smoking before it became a permanent part of me.  To this day, I have not picked up a cigarette.  It was a scary thought to know that a cigarette could have the power to make me feel better or for me to become so dependent on it.  Not to mention the devastating health effects it can have. 

So with that said, I have two words for you.... “COLD TURKEY”.  Anything negative or bad habits that need to be cut out of your life can be done by simply going cold turkey.  Trust me, it works!  Just decide that you’re going to stop – AND MEAN IT!  Cold turkey not only helps to quit smoking, but you can also use the cold turkey method to stop biting your fingernails, or in my case to stop eating junk food.  Also, this method is a sure fire way to get rid of that boyfriend/girlfriend that doesn’t appreciate you.  Ok, at this point, after reading this, you can either be empowered or you can be saying “Yeah right, easy for you to say”, and I understand that sometimes these things are easier said than done.  But I believe in you and I believe we all have the power within ourselves to take action.  You owe it to yourself to just try it and if it doesn’t work the first time, keep at it until you’ve found the strength to eliminate it completely.

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I encourage you to share your stories of any struggles you’ve had in kicking a bad habit.  Whether you’re going through it right now or have triumphantly conquered your vices,  I’d love to hear from you; we’re all in this together.

Sidenote:  Ok, so basically I just admitted in this post that I used to be a smoker…hope my mom is not reading!