Within hours of chewing that last chew of nicotine our memories of our reasons for seeking freedom will naturally begin to gradually fade. Our core motivations are the fuel for our desire and dreams of breaking nicotine’s grip upon our mind. They are the wind beneath our recovery wings. If we forget the honest realities of what daily life was like as an endlessly feeding nicotine addict and why freedom was so important to us then, it’s likely that our dreams and desires will begin to seriously wane as well. Invest a few minutes now to preserve your reasons by writing down your reasons to stop. Allow them to serve as a first line of defense and coping tool during those less than three minute crave episodes. By protecting your motivations you protect your freedom and healing.
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The original article has been modified to be more relevant for dippers and chewers.