~~There is freedom waiting for you on the breezes of the sky. And you ask, "What if I fall?" Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?~~ Erin Hanson
So many attempts at quit. So many "I'll try the patch this time" or "I used Chantix last time". So many hopes, wishes, and crossed fingers. So many defeats, fears, dejections. Why? Have you ever wondered? Do you have to want to quit? Are some people better at it than others? Is there only one way that works for each individual person and you have to try EVERYTHING before you find that one thing that works?
I read here so often "I hope I can do it this time". I read about the fears and the concerns and the reluctance. But.....
I don't read much about the joy. I don't read about the excitement of living as a non-smoker. I don't hear the happiness in your decision to quit.
And it can be there. Really!! You can be excited about your quit. You can feel joy in the decision to save your life. You can be happy when you think about living a smoke free life.
What if you do it? What if you quit.....and it sticks?!! What if you have made the best decision of your life? What if you smell delicious? What if you look younger? What if your family is proud of you? What if, after all this time, you are proud of you?
You can, of course, fear quitting. But you can also decide you will get excited about it instead. You can think of all the past failures. Or you can think that this one is your forever quit and you won't allow yourself to fail. You get to choose, you see. You get to create a quit that works for you. Design one that gives you what you want.
What if you fly? It's a glorious feeling that can last forever if you want it to. You get to choose.