How to become willing to quit?
By Lowie
2/7/2013 9:15:50 AM
I am struggling with tobacco addiction and I just can't see a way to do this at the moment, I have very little faith in myself to do!!!? X


How to become willing?    
"Maybe I didn't explain myself do I become willing, I love Heavenly Father and Jesus , my family etc but my addiction is blinding me to so bad that I can't put my love into action :(
How did you do it? X"
posted at 09:27:14 on February 7, 2013 by Lowie
Little by little    
"Don't expect too much of yourself all at once. Have a plan, be honest with yourself, and follow the steps. In my experience, a desire to desire is enough to get started."
posted at 16:44:57 on February 10, 2013 by Fatherofone
"I used a book that prepared me for the first three weeks after stopping smoking. Look up 'Allen Carr'
It still took me several attempts.
Also, Reading a chapter of the book of mormon each morning first thing helped hugely (it was like spiritual quit smoking medication for me - if that makes sense).
Good luck, and all you need is a particle of Faith to start..."
posted at 00:39:57 on February 11, 2013 by Last 1
"Thanks guys for your uplifting help, I am trying not to expect too much of my self too soon, which helps me not get overwhelmed so easily, but helps me keep my head university water.
And I got the Allan Carr beok, and I look forward to finishing the book, as I have started it and have a good feeling about this. And thanks for reminding me how important it is to continue reading the Book of Mormon daily, it helped me re-recognise its power within me when I am reading it! Love you guys. Anymore help and advice you have for all these steps I would love to hear!! X"
posted at 20:04:47 on February 24, 2013 by Lowie
Other ideas    
"Congrats on the new push to change. Here are some other things that helped me:
1) make a list of things that your addiction is costing you, and what you would gain from quitting.
2) have a plan of what to do when temptation comes - and plead with God's help to help you stick to it!

As far as being willing or not willing... that was something that needed to happen deep inside me. God can help your heart to be ready. Seeing what you're missing out on can help. And also the more you try to quit (without becoming discouraged), it seems the more willing you become. Be patient - it's going to be a long road... but it's the one road that will make the biggest change in your life. Good luck!"
posted at 08:27:01 on February 25, 2013 by recovery.gdo
"Thank you so much guys! Loves y'all x"
posted at 15:41:34 on March 15, 2013 by Lowie

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"In a decaying environment, the mind is the last redoubt of righteousness, and it must be preserved even amid bombardment by evil stimuli. Christ is competent to see us through, “for in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted” As promised, He will make either “a way to escape” or a way “to bear it”."

— Neal A. Maxwell

General Conference May 1987