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ooli  ·  297 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Morning, Hubski. How do you motivate yourself to do something difficult?

A podcast that resonated with me by Gretchen Rubin pretend there are 4 type of people concerning getting motivated.

-High achiever: like goobster, kleinbloo, nil (according to their comment). They find motivation within themselves to do what they intend to

- Cerebral: like thenewgreen, need to think of all the good things (and bad) and that keep them on track

- Socialite : (like yourself, I guess) Need to have other people account to their effort, and to push them forward

- Rebel :( like me, according to that comment ) just do thing out of spite, even against themself. I stopped smoking, because everyone , and myself, said it was hard. I needed to prove them (and I ) wrong

My advice, get cold turkey. 48h without nicotine. Tell your family and friend about that, get someone to stop with you. Drink a lot of water for 48h. Disrupt your usual pattern associated with smoking (mine was sugared-coffee, so I drank coffee without sugar and it was enough to stop the association )

Good luck, I have trust in you. And you'll feel so much better after, I promise

nil  ·  297 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's hilarious that I'm basically a type-A personality now, because if you met me at a previous stage of life I would have been the exact opposite. It became less "cerebral" when I realized that this is fundamentally an animal experience and if I spent years doing shit I hated x to potentially get positive outcome y, I'd never be happy. There has to be some kind of balance. Your whole life will pass you by. Better to do shit you enjoy and try to save the world with that.

kingmudsy: Interrupting patterns. Yes you need to quit cold turkey. Sorry, e-cigs aren't going to cut it. There's only one way out of addiction, and that's the nuclear option. Sorry. I'm not talking about Nagasaki, I'm talking about the fucking Tsar Bomba. Those patterns are hardwired in your brain and are going to be virtually impossible to break. Here's where GOD's natural consciousness-accelerating technologies come in handy. Notice the capitalization.

Look, I get it. We're like 22 Earth years now, you and I. That's fucking terrifying. Most of us thought we'd be longgggg gone by now. Kids of '97. We did some crazy shit. Twenties are when you stop growing up and start growing out. So we start saying drugs r bad and hating on liberal arts majors despite them being our main peer group bcuz Dr. Peterson said we needed to individuate the self and decide what we're doing with the rest of our lives by now.

Get on a dark web marketplace that isn't currently exit scamming and get yourself one of those vials (you know what I'm talking about). Maybe get 3 with your friends and put them in a sauce bottle from Domino's. Drink the whole thing over a long weekend with nothing but Lacroix. You won't feel right for about two weeks after this. Speaking from experience here. Then you'll hopefully have enough willpower to be smoke free for a month. And alcohol free. And sugar free. Congratulations, you're a monk.

I'm rooting for you. And remember this universe was created for the purpose of love.

kingmudsy  ·  297 days ago  ·  link  ·  

nil, ooli

Alright, I'm cutting a deal with the both of you. I have two day's worth of nicotine gum left - after it's gone I'll go cold turkey, like you both suggested. I'll keep you guys updated.

nil, sorry friend but I'm gonna need your help to understand what the fuck you're talking about! If you think there's some substance that can help me out, I'm all ears

ooli  ·  296 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The trick is to do it one hour at the time.

When craving, drink some water, find some distraction. The craving long far less than it seems.

After 48h without nicotine in your body. You have no more physiological dependency. The mental one endure for 2 month, and for some people that the most difficult. It's the demon in your brain having those automatic pathway of activity associated with nicotine. Change your routine, and tame the demon

obligatory Alen Carr book (pdf):



OftenBen  ·  297 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You can do it!

You're worth it!

Withdrawals suck! I've gone on and off a few different SSRI/SNRI class drugs, which sucks, and I'm currently down-titrating something that's related, which also sucks.

That period of time of things sucking is worth the trade.