to find satisfaction, other than smoking a cigarette.
You have surely found different things along your path that
interested you and have given you joy, yes?
Maybe it's quiet time. Maybe it's music.
Perhaps scrap booking or some kind of craft.
Or Cycling, Jogging, Or, Dance
Maybe you like baking. Maybe photography?
Everyone Likes Ice Cream Yes?
And you have your favorites, yes?
I've found I can always find things I like on sale so, that is how I plan my shopping, that, and how much room I have in my refrigerator. If there's one or two things not on sale or staples, I will go ahead and buy them.
I shop 4 stores, not all on the same day. Three of them have online flyers that are easy to peruse, one doesn't. I typically download the flyers as PDF files and scan them while I have coffee and start building a list the day before and the day they take effect.
I'M MAKING A PLAN BASED ON WHERE EVERYTHING IS IN EACH STORE. When you shop at 6am it takes minutes. You learn where everything is and you don't have to try and go around people.
If I want ice cream, chances are I will find something I like on sale at one of these 4 stores.
Finding your favorite ice cream on sale is similar to planning your quit.
I've found black stainless steel spoons that are unbendable by ice cream.
(You gotta have the right tools )
Make A Plan, Get The Right Tools, And, Make Your Quit Unbendable
OK Dig In
No ice creamwas injuredremained.in the execution of this blog.
My buddy Steve and I have been trying to get together for cheese enchiladas at the beach for 3 or 4 days.
Well, today was the day. We went to a divey Mexican drive through that I go to at least once a week and got two containers with two enchiladas in each but when we parked on the beach to eat, we realized they had only given us one plastic knife and one plastic fork instead of two sets. I must've looked and felt all through that empty bag three or four times while Steve was looking on the floor in front of my seat. NADA
So, we ate our cheese enchiladas, me, with a plastic knife and Steve with his flimsy plastic fork.
Ahh yes, it was a little awkward but they tasted just as good, I didn't drop anything on my shirt. and, the views were great.
Not everyday of your quit will be joyful but you have the power to make it the best for you by how you allow yourself to flow with it. Don't give up because you only have one utensil.
My Beliefs>>They are my thoughts based upon what I've heard from others and what I've seen for myself.
Have you ever heard people who say, "I can't nap during the day?"
Have you heard people who say, "Once I'm awake, I can't get back to sleep?"
I was both of those people and now I know both of those beliefs were false.
They were simply what I had heard from others and what I had DECIDED for myself.
Hoggie woke me up at 2:30 this morning and I had gone to bed lateer than normal. I know I need 6 hours to function properly and that meant I needed to sleep until 4am. instead, I got up at 2:30 and I went back to bed at 4 and slept until 5:40.
I've learned I can allow myself to do it.
I've learned I can nap during the day because I can allow myself to.
THIS HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH QUITTING SMOKING BECAUSE WHAT YOU TELL YOURSELF MATTERS AND THE THINGS THAT FORMED YOUR BELIEFS ABOUT SMOKING WEREN'T CAST IN STONE.
Why did we keep that time bomb between our fingers and put it to our lips for ?? years?
We, long term smokers, happy to be free, know the younger a person quits, the likely less damage in their future. So, how do we encourage younger people to see the truth about smoking before they've smoked for 40 years?