Just a quick note to let you know that I will be away from EX for a while. My life has gotten a bit messy for me and I need to do some adjusting to the changes. While I have not thought about smoking through these events and situations, I have noticed that I am reverting to some bad habits such as drinking coffee to stay alert, not sleeping well, and feeling, well, icky and out of sorts.
My quit...1177 days of it...is precious to me. Falling back on poor coping skills can lead to disaster if I'm not careful. So I am focusing on finding my balance and letting go of things I can't control, no matter how painful that may be.
I am still enjoying my yoga, walking, my son, and my friends. I still love my life. The stress and chaos come from other areas. It will work out. I will work it out but I need to stay focused and alert.
No, I don't want to smoke. But its very easy to forget that we didn't start out by being addicted. We smoked for other reasons and addiction grew from that. I am not going to forget that. I am committed to my quit and also committed to living a life free from whatever would drag me back down.
Not closing my account. Not being difficult. And not finding this site to be anything but warm and wonderful :) Just need to find my balance and adjust to the changes happening in my world.
May your find joy in your day and peace in your world,