~~Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.~~ Golda Meir
So you want to quit smoking. Maybe you've even quit already but you find yourself floundering and lost in a sea of mixed emotions and overwhelming changes in your life.
Trust yourself. You can do this! The more knowledge you have and support you gather around you, the more confident you will feel.
So, make a check list!! Do you have a list of things you can do instead of smoke when those craves hit? Do you have bubbles in your car, butterscotches in your pocket, and water in your fridge? Do you have at least three friends or family members who will talk you through? Do you have cleaning supplies for those times you just have to keep busy? How about a money jar for all that dough you will be saving?
Most of all, do you have belief in yourself? Do you have those tiny inner sparks of possibility that you can flame into achievement? Self-talk is so vital at this time. Even before you actually quit.
"I can do this!" "I deserve to be smoke free" "No one ever died quitting" "I would rather be a quitter who wants a cigarette than a smoker who wants to quit"
Put post its up all over your house! Tell your support system what you need to hear so they can remind you! And always, always love yourself enough to do the right thing for you. Hold on to your inner tiny sparks, my friends. They will keep you pointed in the right direction!
May you love yourself enough to hold onto your precious quit. May you love yourself enough to make the decision to quit and honor that commitment. Honor yourself. Trust yourself. Anyone can quit smoking.