By StephiLynn - 09/05/2016 04:33 - United States - Hibbing
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People will give up something if they really want to. One day my grandpa basically said "well fuck smoking" and quit cold turkey. I have also known people who quit cold turkey because they got pregnant. My dad was a heavy smoker (I"m talking 3 packs or more a day) and when I was born, he stopped for my health. We could give up our phones, but we don't want to. That's the problem.
#10, another good way to kick a habit is to make sure that you don't have enough money for it. I used to smoke back in my teen years, but then my grades fell, my monthly allowance was discontinued, and I had to give up smoking. It's been three years, since then, and I haven't touched a cigarette (although I do sometimes want to).
#10 Not everyone has it that easy. My uncle wanted to quit smoking one day (he smoked maybe a pack or two a day) especially since he had a child, and it took him years! He still smokes occasionally but it's usually one cig when it's at parties or when he's stressed. He wants to stop completely but it's hard. He's also an alcoholic but he's trying to cut back on that too. While I agree that phones are the new addiction, it's not easy. I got grounded from my phone for months (more than 6) and the first couple of weeks were misery. After that I was fine and even now I can live without my phone but some people literally live on them.
I am one of the strange ones who almost never uses a phone. I will never understand the addiction.
I'm not entirely sure why you got down voted so much. I don't use my phone much either. It drives me NUTS that people can't put their phones down. The other night, we went and saw Civil War and the guy sitting next to me kept puling out his giant phone with its bright ass screen every few seconds to check his texts and reply if there was one. He literally turned the screen on just to check for texts over and over and over again. I have other friends who can't have a conversation with another person right in front of them without whipping their phones out and texting someone else. It's just plain rude, but they don't see it that way. My husband and I get made fun of by our friends. Generators, dog sleds, horse and carriage, smoke signals, and more are all things they like to tease us about because we just got our first smart phones last year and still don't use them for the things most people use them for.