Unfortunately for many people this state of unease may continue indefinitely or at least until they realise that there is virtually always a Plan B.
Giving up smoking, alcohol, binge eating, abusive behaviour, heroin or any number of undesirable habits can be frustrating, especially if we never look beyond Plan A. Plan A consists of the beliefs, behaviours and attitudes that define our daily and habitual default mode.
It is easier to replace a habit than to consciously give something up. Our habits define our life experience. New habits change us, and the more new habits that we adopt the quicker we move to a new world experience.
Imagine turning off Talk Back Radio and listening to some language CD's for 30 minutes a day - within 12 months this habit will have an impact. Imagine writing out and focusing on your goals for 15 minutes a day instead of reading the newspaper or glossy magazines - again this will have an impact. Imagine volunteering at a shelter for a few hours on a Friday instead of getting 'smashed' at the pub! This will have an impact.
This is not a question of morality or pontificating about what is right and wrong - the point is that changing habits changes lives and if plan A is not working out then rip it up and move on to plan B then C until you wake up one morning with the life you want and the one you consciously designed.