Health Matters

I’m not sure if it is just me or if everyone experiences the realization about their health and how much it really matters. I used to smoke and I would think to myself “Oh, I’ll quit one of these days.” I pretty much thought it didn’t matter that much, like procrastinating with homework. The truth is, bad habits like smoking are slow and costly. You don’t notice in the moment what it has done to you. The other realization I have had is even though you can “heal” by quitting it never really leaves you, it scars you in a way, your body can recover yet you still pay the price. I feel like if I had never smoked that I might be faster a running, that I wouldn’t have started getting heart palpitations (which in my case appear to be harmless) or feel my heart skip. Maybe it is me but I feel even more mortal than I used to. Perhaps I’m just waking up to what life is really supposed to be about and that it is to be appreciated and therefore you are to live to the fullest. Not just doing things but to seek happiness and salvation where it comes from.

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2 Responses

  1. Kai says:

    The sweet thing is you keep struggle for the best of you. I have an addictive and no, it’s a heavy addictive. I keep struggle to stop addict that ‘thing’. I can’t stop immediate however, my addict become less and less. Oh, remind me not to have many free time. I always distrcact myself with book, drama and movie. You can distract your addict with an outdoor activity. Believe me, your country much better than my country and you can do the things that I can’t. You muct keep telling yourself, you can do it. It always give a best result.

    • mike says:

      I have in the past smoked cigarettes, which here in a few weeks will make it 2 years since I quit. I also used to smoke pot, but I gave that up as well. Those two habits I was able to quit cold turkey. Some other drugs, like pain pills, alcohol you can’t really quit cold turkey, in some cases can be very bad. For me tapering was very difficult, but it can be done. My experience it was a bit of a scare of death. I thought I was having a heart attack and ended up being a really bad panic attack. The ride in the ambulance was a good wake up call, thankfully I have no health complications. I wish you the best of luck with getting over your addictions and hope you get the chance to move to a country of your choosing.

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