~~Get out of your own way and let your spirit soar.~~ Unknown
Hey, smokers. I know you are here, quietly reading blogs, browsing pages. Looking for something that will help. Are you afraid to quit? I know I was. Are you afraid to fail? I was that, as well. Hesitant. Reluctant. I was all of those things. Most of all, I was unwilling to let go.
When you are unwilling to let go, it is nearly impossible to have a successful quit. That safety net of "I guess I'll just be a smoker again" is a deal breaker. The tender new quit is too vulnerable for that.
If you are going to quit, quit. Don't....please don't!....play with it. Don't dance around it. Don't "try" it. When you quit, you have got to get out of your own way and let that non-smoker shine. Take failing off the table. You can't fail something like quitting. It isn't like getting ill, which you don't have any control over. It isn't like getting in a car accident which may not be your fault. You are totally in control of your quit.
Get rid of the idea that you are giving something up. You are gaining life, you know. You are gaining control of your day, you are gaining health, you are gaining your whole world back. You are giving nothing up worth keeping.
So, you see, there is no reason to hesitate unless you are trying to talk yourself out of quitting. No need to be afraid of anything. Quitting is freeing not scary. And you cannot fail unless you want to.
And, on a more personal note, let me remind you that no one who loves you wants anything but the best for you. So why would you want anything else? Put those fears to rest, let go of your reluctance to be anything other than a smoker, and let your spirit soar!! Embrace your quit as the beginning of the rest of your life....a dazzling, never-before-seen life filled with self-respect, courage, and strength.
Become an ex.....it totally makes sense :) Sheri