Fear plays a huge part in our decision to quit. We're so afraid of the unknown that it's easier to continue poisoning ourselves much longer than we want. You're probably going to roll your eyes when I tell you there's nothing to fear. I know I did when I was told that. But it was a couple of months into my quit & I laughed at myself for being scared to quit. We're afraid we won't know what to do with ourselves, we’re afraid of the urges that are sure to come. How are we going to cope without this companion that’s been by our side through thick & thin, good & bad? We’ve been in situations where we couldn’t smoke & remember the anxiety we felt until we could light up again. We can come up with many reasons to fear quitting but let’s face it…urges are really at the top of the list. The best advice I got about the urges is this…let em come, welcome them & let em wash right over you. Then as quickly as they came they're gone again. I can’t describe the feeling that came over me when I did that. It was a feeling of power, of control over something that had ruled my life for so long. I was driving this bus and the best part was the more I did this the weaker the urges got. Soon It was second nature for me to thumb my nose at a craving & say “BRING IT ON”.
Now this doesn’t work just because I say it will. It works only because you will it. I know you can do this. You're stronger than you think. It’s all about choices, make the right one.
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