The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The Plan?

I have still been thinking about how to get rid of the damn pipes from my life.  The trouble, of course is that only part of me really wants to get rid of them... that is why I fail.  

I am thing of going back to the most successful strategy I have had in the past (other than the four weeks in graduate school where I was on a remote island teaching a course where I did not bring any pipes, but then I was just counting down the days until I left the island and fired up a pipe the moment I got back to my truck on the mainland.). My best success has been when I would give up pipes except when imbibing.  I could look forward to imbibing and having a pipe, but was able to use the future "imbibing session" to help me stave off pipe yearnings I would experience during the week.  

It is not a perfect solution, and it too was not easy by any means, but there was at least SOME success.  

I think I will hear myself up to do that again.  My Lenten attempt (or lack of attempt) was an utter failure because I was trying to start out with a "never again" mindset which just added to my anxiety and had me give up damn near as soon as I started.

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3 Comments:

Blogger BBC said...

Breathing becomes for difficult as you age while smoking, at least try to stop before you retire cuz then you will have even more time on your hands to reach for a pipe.

Wednesday, 09 March, 2016  
Blogger E. Rosewater said...

bbc makes an excellent point.

Wednesday, 09 March, 2016  
Blogger forsythia said...

I'm impressed with BBC's wisdom.

Thursday, 10 March, 2016  

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