Agony Aunt letters: Just failed giving up smoking again and feel disappointed with myself (From Bucks Free Press)
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Agony Aunt letters: Just failed giving up smoking again and feel disappointed with myself
2:00pm Thursday 14th February 2013 in Freetime
KAYE Townsend is a qualified, BACP registered, person-centred counsellor with a private practice in Flackwell Heath, Bucks.
She is currently writing a self-help book, write articles for various publications & work as a volunteer counsellor for a local charity.
Here she answers letters in her Bucks Free Press agony aunt column.
To contact her, email firstname.lastname@example.org
I am so annoyed that my will power failed after 3 weeks & I have started smoking again. This is the second time I’ve tried to stop & I feel I have let both myself & my family down.
Liz, 40, Marlow.
There is no deadline, just because you started to smoke again it doesn’t mean it’s all over!
Give yourself another date to aim for & try again.
Even though you only completed 3 weeks, that is still 3 weeks to be proud of.
You only feel you failed because you are assuming you will never do it when actually if you view this as a setback & continue to try & stop, you may find the pressure is lifted making the whole process much easier to tackle.
Statistics state that it usually takes 5-7 attempts before people manage to give up for good, so give yourself another chance.
Good luck Liz, Kaye.
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