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I've been casually smoking for 10 years

The question:


I’ve been a very casual smoker for about 10 years – but I only do it around my friends who smoke. This ends up being about 3 cigarettes a week. There’s something about my friends smoking that triggers a mental response for me to join them. What mental strategies can I use to prevent this? I’d really like to stop.

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I'm just going to say it: I hate Christmas gifts

The question:


I hate giving and receiving gifts. It seems so materialistic to me – but everyone around me seems to just love it at this time of year. Is there something wrong with me? How can I mentally get behind the idea of gift giving?

 

The answer:


Christmas has become an increasingly commercialized holiday: you are not alone in your feelings about gifts.

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