~~So, if you are too tired to speak, sit next to me, because I, too, am fluent in silence.~~ R. Arnold
The excitement of your quit may wear out from time to time. The battles you wage against smoking can exhaust you. The push to keep going when all you want to do is curl up and sleep the world away can drag you down.
It's ok to stop for a while, you know. It's ok to withdraw from socializing here or in your world. It's ok to be quiet. To reflect. To rest.
Sleep when you need to but remember that resting does not just mean sleeping. You can rest and let things go. Your spouse is frustrated at you? Just allow it and rest. You have 2 million things left to do? Let them linger as you rest. You battle cravings? Lay down your weapon and rest for a while.
You don't always have to do. You don't always have to answer. You don't always have to battle.
You can step back. Let things go. Let things be. They may be waiting for you when you are done resting, but you will feel more capable....better able to handle them....after you rest.
Silence is sometimes the very best gift we can give ourselves. Blessed peace. Quiet. Time. Time to rest, time to reflect, time to find stillness that rejuvenates and restores. You will heal. You will relax. You will find balance and you will feel peace when you rest.
I know because I am fluent in silence. I find joy in quiet. I am at peace in stillness.
Your precious quit needs your attention. It does not flourish when you are distracted. It does not grow healthy when you are stressed out. It does not heal when you are lost. It needs you to pay attention to it, to nurture it, to make it part of who you are. So rest when you need to. Find peace and strength and balance in the silence. You will be ready to face the world again with a newly refreshed body, mind, and spirit. And a quit that won't be shaken.