Little sweet Angel and Little red Devil

Little sweet Angel and Little red Devil

I thought I'd chat a little bit about this little pair here who you quite often find perched one on each of your shoulders ;-)

The night before you stop smoking, you generally listen to the lovely sweet voice of the little Angel, she tells you ;

"You can do this"

"You'll be saving so much money"

"You'll be so much healthier"

"Life will be better"

"I don't like smoking"

"I'll smell better"

Then the next morning you wake up, feeling okayish, then you reach for a cigarette and remember about making that decision to quit smoking...

Then the first craving sets in.....

The little red devil has a louder voice, he tells you;

"Go on, you can just have one cigarette to start your day"

"You can quit later"

"You'll feel much better if you smoke"

"You would have spent the money on cigarettes anyway"

"You know you really love smoking"

"It will affect your sense of smell, so you won't even know how bad you smell"

You overcome the craving, you don't realise it at the time until it comes back the next time. However, for it to 'come back' it must have 'gone away'. Remember this, as it is all part of your confidence building and learning that you are taking positive steps forward.

Little Devil: "Go on, just have one"

Little sweet Angel: "One will lead to another"

You: "I am not going to smoke"

Little Devil: "Just buy 10 cigarettes instead of 20"

You: " At least this will mean I'm still having a go, still trying"

Little sweet Angel: "You're doing so well, it will get easier"

You: " I am choosing not to smoke"

As the hours/days/weeks pass by you notice that both of these little voices will get quieter and quieter until eventually you won't have them about as often.

The voices of this little pair are only your own inner voice, it's important that you understand how powerful the words are that you say to yourself.

Keep your thoughts and words positive and remember that you are stopping doing something that you no longer want to do anymore.

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  • I thought I'd bump up this post for some of our new members. I'm sure that you will get to meet this pair at some point of your stopping smoking journey :-)

  • I have the Little sweet angel and the Little Devil in me sometimes. And the little devil dose my head all the time. Telling go on have fag. Not going to hurt you. And I tell it that one fag will go to other than other. until I am smoking hole pack of fags. Then the little angel comes long tells me do not do it. Not good for you so. Then there go away :)

  • Hey Orfordholly, every-time you have that sweet angel round - invite her in for a cuppa and a chat - she's a goodun' she is. She speaks wise words and can be great positive company :-)

    As for that little red devil, when you hear him knocking - invite him in - acknowledge what it is he's trying to say, but then show him swiftly in through your front door and swiftly out the back ;-)

    Stay strong :-)

  • Thanks I will do that. I will invite the sweet angel in. But I do not what her to eat all my chocolate biscuits lol. She will have to bring her own lol.

    And the little devil can stay out in the cold lol

  • Nice one Holly, you stick to your guns gal, cos otherwise all your chocy bickies will be gone eh :D :D

    Holly, I'm dead proud of you gal :) :) your doing ever so well :) :)

  • Thanks monky. And she will be very fat eating all the chocy bickies as well lol

  • Ah there you are mister monkyyyyy how you doing today hun ?? :)

  • Aup Droopy :) yeah am ok now I've flippin finished work :) :) I know its been a looooooong day :P :P

    How are you :o have you got that loft of yours filled with foam yet ? :)

  • I'm ok, I think I have some kinda viral thing, been a bit under the weather but I am looking forward to a coupla weeks off work - next week and week after :)

    Me loft is filled - I think - I haven't actually had a look up there yet :O :P

  • Oh sorry to hear you not feeling so good Droopy, hope ya feel better soon lovely Lady, notey note and hugs to make ya feel better :) xx

  • Thanks hun :) -x-

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