I wrote a little bit about faith (Law of Addiction ) as an anchor, but I kind of went off on tangents I think. We're all asked about our reasons for quitting because they end up being something we can hold onto when the going gets tough. I mean, anything can be an anchor. Certainly faith is, also wanting to be healthy, and wanting to be there for the kids or grandchildren. And it can change. When I first registered here as a member I said my reasons were my health and to be a good role model. But those didn't end up being anchors for me when I really think about it. Which I'm doing this morning.
My biggest anchor right now? My sense of smell! I would never have imagined that this would end up being so important, but there it is. I am suddenly obsessed with my newly heightened senses, like a just-made vampire lol! I have long hair, and I can now appreciate how fresh my shampoo is! Spritzing perfume is almost overwhelming! I cannot even bear the thought of giving this up.
And my teeth are so clean! I run my tongue across the inside and I don't feel that gritty smoke-induced stain anymore. Who knew this would feel so good?
My car doesn't have ashes all over the console or back seat. My eyes aren't irritated. I can carry smaller purses. I can even go for a walk without carrying anything at all. There are so many things I don't want to give up now that I've quit! If I think about smoking, I think about all these little things that would change, too. If those aren't anchors I don't know what is.
I mean, I still want to be healthy and be a good role model, but those aren't the things that always keep me planted on solid ground. Sometimes my best anchor is grabbing a hunk of hair and breathing it in.