Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble
or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm
in your heart. - Author unknown
Did your cigarette always make you feel at peace? Did you see it as the solution to escape from strife? If you've quit for a few days now then you will recognize that these are nico-lies!
But also, your quit isn't guilty of all that has gone wrong since you quit, be it physical, mental, or emotional!
So many people ask me if the quit caused them to have headaches, to overreact at work, or to become forgetful! The fact is this stuff happens whether we quit or not!
But our addict mind is always searching for a "reason" why it's better to smoke than to quit: "I'm a nicer person when I smoke; I sleep better (or don't sleep as much) when I smoke; I'm more alert when I smoke; etc, etc, etc,...."
Some of these phenomenon are temporary adjustments to becoming an Addiction FREE Person but no reason AT ALL to give in to the voices whose real purpose is simply to get my next fix!!!
With time some will clear up as your body adjusts to the NEW non-smoking YOU! Others have absolutely nothing to do with the process - they just get generalized into the whole time line of how I experienced my quit! In other words, LIFE HAPPENS!
But our junkie minds will twist anything to bring us back to our comfort zone! You have to basically find another solution to your problems than smoking!
So the next time you hear that voice - redirect the question - I don't ask to smoke or not to smoke! The REAL Question is what can I do instead???
Look inside of you and find that inner Peace which doesn't rely on anyone or anything - especially not a dead leaf wrapped in paper and dipped in over 4000 chemicals!
The Peace is in you and you can carry it anywhere you go under any circumstances!