~~Don't keep dancing with the devil and wonder why you're in hell.~~ Unknown
So you quit smoking and now you're wondering....."why is it still so hard?" Maybe you 'slipped' once or twice, maybe you can't stop thinking about smoking, maybe you don't have a quit kit or a plan or any coping skills....maybe you can't get past the "I miss smoking, it was my best friend".
Stop dancing with that devil, my friends. Stop holding on and wondering why it isn't easier yet. Release that idea that you are 'giving up' something and embrace the idea that you are gaining everything
Quitting isn't a punishment for your addiction. It isn't a time out and it isn't a consequence of smoking. Quitting is moving towards freedom...quitting is loving yourself...quitting is releasing yourself from an addiction that is deadly. And when you can change your mindset from "I can't do this" to "I can't fail"....you'll pull yourself out of hell.
Quitting is challenging, of course, and not always rainbows and sunshine. But don't get stuck in your addiction. Don't continue to believe those lies of you can't let go. You aren't giving up anything worth holding on to.
Oh, but the letting go!!! The relief, the joy, the power of your quit!! You have absolutely everything to gain No more poisoning your body, no more isolation, no more looks from your family/friends, no more stinkies, no more wasting your time, your money, your life.
Climb on out of your self-imposed hell, guys. Walk away and don't look back. You may stumble a bit....that's ok, keep going. You may hesitate...that's ok, rest for a moment and then keep going. But never look back....keep your face to the sun, the hope, the freedom. And see smoking for what it truly is. No more lies, no more addictive thoughts. Smoking is deadly. Smoking is filthy. Smoking hurts you, hurts the environment, and hurts those who don't even smoke. Blinders off, reality on.
Don't dance with the devil and wonder why you're still in hell. You know.