Hi, Everybody! I actually have a couple of days on the ground. I'm seeing more and more new folks here, which is wonderful! And it's good to be back blogging, even after only being gone for a few days. This site is vital to me and my Quit.
In truth, sometimes I DO get to feeling like I just keep saying the same things over and over in my blogs. About doing the reading. About tracking triggers. About separation exercises. About making the lists of "Things to Do when a Craving Hits". About preparing a Quit Kit and keeping it near you during the first few days. About realizing that quitting is not about "trying" or "attempting" or "hoping it works this time". About also realizing that it's not about "giving up" or "sacrificing" or "doing without". About feeling the lightbulb go off in your head when you finally understand the freedom you will GAIN by beating your nicotine addiction.
I guess the reason I often can't think of any new or original advice to give is because...there just isn't any need for anything new or original. The Elders and EXperts have done the thing that the Newbies want to do: QUIT FOREVER.
The Elders and EXpers have got this quitting gig all figured out. They know what works and what doesn't work. There is no need to go looking for a new way to pull the rabbit out of the hat. Just listen when the Elders and EXperts tell you what will WORK.
Then DO all the things they recommend. No matter what YOU think about it. Because it's really very simple to understand. Think about it: They have quit. You haven't quit yet. So who knows more about how to do it?
Please don't ignore the wisdom of the Elders and EXperts. Be a student. Let them teach you. They KNOW.