~~Don't be scared to walk alone, and don't be scared to like it. Don't let anyone's criticism or negativity stop you from being the best person you can be. Do what you know in your heart is right. Because when you are totally at peace within yourself, nothing can shake you.~~ www.WisdomQuotes4u.com
Sometimes I think we are a world of reactors. We react to judgments, we react to criticism, we react to the thoughts, ideas, and opinions of others. And in that reactive state, it is easy to forget that peace comes from within....and you have the power NOT to react.
You have the power not to react to your boss who is too demanding. You have the power not to react to family members who 'dump' on you. You have the power not to react to politics.
And when you truly understand that, nothing can shake you. And when nothing has the power to shake you....you can quit smoking. I've often said that quitting comes from within. You decide. You act on your decision. You honor your commitment. And you let nothing shake you.
Then the hard times you may struggle with when you quit are simply the battle between addiction wanting control over you...and you wanting control over you. Remember that. It's not stress. It's not 'them'. It's not life. It's just addiction....your brain has been wired to enjoy nicotine. And thoughts can be powerful, even false thoughts. You need to not believe everything you think....pick and choose what thoughts you invest in. Be at peace with yourself by not allowing false ideas to shake you. You. Are. In. Control.
I hope you find peace within yourself. I hope you feel a sense of calm that carries you through those tough times. I hope you know that you can do this. It's kinda like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.....she had the power to go home all along, she just had to believe it. You have the power to quit smoking. You just have to believe it.
So focus on your goal...allow no distractions...and feel at peace with yourself. I wish you well.