~~At any given moment, you have the power to change the story that is your life.~~ Unknown
You may not think so right now. You may be feeling that your addiction has totally taken over your life, even though you have quit smoking. The thoughts you think, the cravings you battle, the loss you feel may seem like your total life revolves around NOT having that next cigarette.
But you can change that, you know. You can change that. You have that power. Just as you believe this agony may never end, you can believe that you are free. That you are better. That you are in charge of your quit.
You see, all that effort you exert at battling those cravings and fighting those thoughts you can put into creating new habits and thinking positive thoughts. Make sense? When a crave hits you, let that be the reminder that you need to.....do some deep breathing, sip on some water, suck on a butterscotch, or sing at the top of your lungs. When those thoughts of smoking creep in, let that be a reminder to do some deep breathing (a change of focus helps change thoughts), laugh at yourself and allow the thoughts to drift away, blow bubbles, phone a friend.
At any given moment, you do have the power to change your story. Isn't that wonderful? You aren't 'stuck', you aren't a 'failure', and you don't have to be miserable. You ARE a miracle. A treasure. And so deserve to focus on a life you love rather than one you struggle through.
Hope this helps!