I was lying on the couch as I often do and thinking which I'm not very good at when this thought came upon me.
Are we self brainwashed? I can remember when I was a smoker I would stand outside with a cig in my hand and look at it and think I would love to stop smoking but I can't. I don't know how many hundreds of times I told myself that "I can't stop smoking" and I did believe I could not. How many of you have told yourself the same thing and has this brainwashed us into thinking "we can not stop!!" Just like we always decided we would like to to stop when we were smoking a fag "but I can't I would love to stop but I just can't do it" so did we brainwash ourselves into believing we can't.
This happened to me many times and here I am now nearly 3 months stopped. I think that in the early stages of quiting we have to take away the brainwash words and instead of "I would love to but I can't" change it to "I would love to and I can".
Just my thoughts