Do you really believe you can stop smoking? If not, why not? In an earlier post, I encouraged you to think about the “escape hatches” you’ve used in the past to give yourself an out when the quit got too tough, and to tell yourself that you can stop smoking in spite of them.
Have you ever been quit for a while, then chosen to start smoking again for whatever reason? When you did, did you ever feel like you should just quit again right away, but then found yourself talking yourself out of it and putting it off? Like you were afraid of taking that first step, or of even deciding to take that first step and just quit right on the spot?
Have you ever felt unsure about being in control of your own thoughts? Like your mind is divided; one side wanting to stay free and the other seeming to be actively looking for excuses to relapse? This is not at all uncommon, and it may be helpful to think of yourself as two separate people: "you" and your "inner junkie":
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