~~You do not have to find yourself. You just have to remember who you are.~~ Topez
People often begin their quits in a state of fear. Some use negative language like "I can't do this" or "It's too hard". Others go into their quit not understanding addiction, not knowing what to do. Helpless. Hopeless. Confused.
Maybe it's time to remember who you are. You....that one person who always makes people feel better. You...that one who always researches everything before deciding anything. You....that one who brings fun into each and every day no matter what's going on. You...the one who battled inner demons and won. You.
Go into you quits, my friends, remembering who you are. You are strong. You are talented. You are capable. You are courageous. You are creative. You are intelligent.
Use every positive thing about you to create a quit that fits. You can be compassionate and nurture yourself for a while. You can be fun and jump rope or hula hoop those craves away. You can be a researcher and know, truly know, what you're getting into. You can build a support system so strong relapse will slink away in shame. You can become that warrior so magnificent that your addiction will surrender to you. You can design a plan so powerful that every fear you had about quitting will simply melt away.
Who are you? I don't have to know you personally to know that without a doubt, you can quit smoking. That you have enough wise and intelligence and skills and kindness to break free of it. I know you do.
So start your quit with everything that's good in you. Start it with your strengths. Start it with your wisdom. Start it by creating the quit that fits you. You, my friends, are always in control. You just haven't realized it yet. Get creative. Remember who you are and use everything you've got to get the quit you want. No more hesitation. No more blind panic. No more collapsing into the smoking world once more.
You can make this quit anything you want it to be. Let it be a good reflection of who you are.