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Vape em' if ya got em'
For some, the sound of a vaporizer might not be relaxing, and for some individuals it might actually be stressful. If you are someone who is fighting the addiction of nicotine, then today’s Video Of The Day might not be for you. Personally, I find the sound of vaping to be relaxing.
About 4 weeks ago I smoked a vaporizer. This happened because I was visiting my friend who worked at a vape shop, but I suppose you would be missing some information if I didn’t tell you that I smoked cigarettes from 14 to 25 years old.
So, I quit smoking cigarettes the week before my grandma died, in Septmeber 2017. When I was informed of her death, it only empowered me further to avoid smoking cigarettes. My grandma smoked cigarettes until near the end of her life, and she felt an obvious emotional attachment to these cigarette companies because, well, they made her happy! And the truth is, cigarettes make me happy too…but only in small batches. Since I quit smoking cigarettes in September 2017, I have picked the habit back up thrice. For three weeks in April of 2019, for 24 hours in June of 2019, and for the previous 4 weeks. I didn’t have a cigarette yesterday, and I don’t plan to have one today, or tomorrow, or for the next year+.
If you have quit smoking, props! I know it’s really difficult to quit smoking cigarette, but it improves the life in so many ways! Doesn’t it?
If you want to quit smoking, I encourage you to believe that the proper time will find you. Most importantly, you must know what standards to hold yourself to. When I realized I was craving a cigarette in April of 2019, I gave it about a week of thought before I actually smoked a cig, but I’ll tell you it was quite easy to believe that cigarettes wouldn’t become to control my life again, and sure enough I was right! The same thought does not strike me when it comes to alcohol, and it was that contrast of realizations which made it all the more clear where my addictions truly lie. I ended up getting a cold after smoking for 3 weeks that April, and I used that cold as a catalyst to put the squares back down.
This time, meaning yesterday, I was able to avoid smoking because I felt the change in my body over the last 4 weeks, and the change was an obtrusively off-putting feeling. I was smoking filterless American Spirits – I rolled myself, and in total I smoked two packs [where I split open the cigs are re-rolled them, or ripped the filters off], and two pouches. Finally it got to the point where I didn’t enjoy the act of smoking cigarettes anymore, again, and so after two days of that realization plaguing me, I took action and simply…didn’t have a cigarette.
It starts in the morning, that’s the thing that is 100% true and number one for me. Leaving an addiction behind starts in the morning. If you can make it until noon without a cigarette, you can make it the rest of your life.
x. Spark Twain
Everyday Sobriety Advice
I am a recovered alcoholic/drug addict, but I am not a qualified addiction counselor. To help other alcoholics/addicts achieve sobriety, I have created the mantra’s below. Although I call them “steps,” I believe that all four mantra’s should be recited in concurrence.
When the urge to drink alcohol or use drugs comes upon you, I suggest reciting these four steps, and then implementing an activity to “kill time” until your urge to use drugs/alcohol is less intense. I suggest you use ASMR videos to “kill time”
Good luck, My Friend
Below are the steps of admittance required for using The ASMR.Community Sobriety Program [ACSP] successfully.
Step 1: “Sobriety is a choice, and it is up to me to make the right choice.”
Step 2: “Not everybody will be able to achieve sobriety, but that knowledge does not prevent my success regarding sobriety.”
Step 3: “The urge to imbibe (substances that I know will prevent my success) is finite. Sometimes the urge will exist, sometimes the urge will not exist.”
Step 4: “Sobriety is not the same for everyone. Success is.”
I believe the steps I listed above are a complete, non-exclusionary list of all mental admissions needed to achieve your goals regarding sobriety.
Everybody’s definition of sobriety is different, but everybody’s definition of success is the same.
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For more daily support, check out Sober James on YouTube. He does a livestream every night at 21:00 Eastern Standard Time, and his live streams are a great place to receive support, gain motivation, and listen to encouragement in regard to addiction recovery. His program is based on the Twelve Steps.
SMART Recovery is another great program for individuals who are ready to tackle their addictions.
If you are seeking spiritual guidance, I highly encourage you to check out Tarot Reader ASMR. Her name is Amalia, and she is a kind-hearted individual with a skill for bringing us closer to ourselves.
Don’t underestimate the power of Yoga! Specifically Yoga With Adriene. My shoulder is broken, and so you can do some Yoga for me too. I really wish I could…
If you are looking or more information about ASMR, I’ve found the best place to learn about the subject is ASMR University. Their information is accurate [to the best of my knowledge], and plentiful. I mostly work with the application of ASMR, but there is a whole lot more to ASMR than using it to gain sobriety or fall asleep, including the history and the science of it.
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