A friend smoked on the anniversary of a tragedy.
The STRESSFUL>/>SAD>/>EMOTIONAL URGE TO SMOKE
The loss of a parent, child or pet? A house fire? Losing your job?
You KNOW it's going to come. Probably within the first year or two of your quit.
Life isn't the perfect dream where everything goes the way we think and things last forever.
The only thing certain in life is change.
How are you going to prepare for it? What is your escape plan?
If you think about what you are about to do BEFORE YOU DO IT,
Can you stop yourself? Will you stop yourself?
What will you accomplish if you smoke?
What is more important than keeping your quit and NOT smoking? Tears? Grief?
You can choose to experience loss or stuff it down with nicotine and possibly repeat the cycle over and over.
Make your quit important. It is probably the first time you've thought differently since you became an addict however many years ago.