Hello everyone. I first wanted to wish each of you a wonderful holiday season! It’s a time of joy and the love of family and friends, though it can also be a time of stress which in turn means that it could become a time of weakness if we let our guard down.
This will be my first holiday season smoke free. I don’t anticipate that I’ll have any problems but I’ll still keep my guard up just to be on the safe side. You just never know when that sneaky old addict within will pop up and try to do what it does. But the reality is that so long as we understand ourselves then we will succeed. So long as we remember our resolve and why we decided to quit then the addict within will have very little to work with.
Don’t let the old addiction get you down during this season and remember that winning this war with ourselves is the most important thing we can do right now because why would we want to start over? Why would we want to take back everything we’ve achieved? I know I won’t be starting over!
So if you run into a situation where your feeling a weakness then get away from that situation. If the people around you don’t understand well, so what! What we are doing right now is building our future. We’re looking at the joy that lies ahead rather then looking at the addictive days that we must live through to get there.
And we all know that the days for the most part get easier. We just have to retrain ourselves and understand that we don’t smoke anymore. It’s no longer a part of our lives.
So enjoy this holiday season but at the same time be wary. Keep an eye out for those past memories that might pop up and give the addiction something to work with. Something that it would use to try to derail our quits. If we stay true to ourselves then in the end we’ll all discover that we’ve just given ourselves the best present of all. The gift of life! The gift of a future! The joy that comes with beating our addiction one more time!
Remember, NO EXCUSES!!