~~Make your life a living, thriving, moving masterpiece.~~ Unknown
Start with your quit. You will hear often that you need to "own" your quit. You need to "protect" your quit. The first thing quitters need to do is to "create" their quit. Really!! This is all about how you want to proceed. How you want to feel. And how you want to move on in your quitting journey.
Think about it. You can make your quit anything you want to! You can make it fun, interesting, happy, bold, silly, or serious. Its up to you how you want to do this. Isn't that grand??!!
There are a few givens in your quit. Withdrawals? Yep, they will happen. Cravings? Yep, they will happen also. And finally, you will most likely feel uncomfortable emotions such as anger, frustration, sadness. But the more you create lovely ways to handle these things, the less likely these things will bruise your quit.
So. What will it be? Are you knowledgeable about addiction? Read, listen, and learn if you want to. Do you have a plan for your cravings? Will you dance through them, laugh at them, phone a friend, cry?? Do you have family standing by willing to say, "You smell sooooo gooooodddd!!!" Do you have a list of rewards you want to do or buy yourself with all that saved money?? Are you going to celebrate daily, weekly, monthly?
Create a beautiful quit. Because you can. Because you deserve it. Because a quit doesn't have to be angonizing. Be a conductor. Be an artist. Be an author. Be the star of the show. Life has given you the opportunity to make something amazing out of a nasty addiction. Take that chance. Create. Design. Be adventurous. Be kind. Be outstanding. Be whatever you want to be. How freeing it is to know that this quit...your quit....is totally up to you?!!
Create that masterpiece, my friends. Have a stunning quit. Believe you can do it. Because you can.