~~Fear is a thief and a liar. It whispers, "You're not good enough", that you're not safe. It dictates what you can and cannot do.....But only if you allow it to.~~ Unknown
There is a certain amount of fear and trepidation when we decide to quit smoking. For some of us, anyway. Fear that we will fail. Fear in that we don't know what will happen. Fear in the 'how will I handle things' moments. Fear as it pushes us out of our comfort zone.
Fear can paralyze. It can freeze us in our tracks. It stops us. From thinking past it. From continuing on anyway. But only if we allow it to.
Because when you think past the fear, it subsides. Truly it does. If you are fearful of failing, when you think about it you can come to the conclusion that you will not fail. If you are fearful of those 'how will I handle things' moments, thinking it through will give you options of various ways to handle those things, whether it be handling cravings, depression, stress, anxiety, sadness, tension, anger....you know, all those things everyone on earth also handles
Fear is a thief and a liar. Don't let it paralyze you. Don't let it stop you. Don't allow it to have the best of you. Don't allow it to have any of you. Not when it comes to quitting. Because there is nothing....NOTHING....bad about quitting!! It gives you your life back. It gives you more time. More money. Better health. Better relationships. Self-confidence. Pride. Quitting is like a gift of life that only you can give yourself. Don't allow fear to take it away.
There is life on the other side of fear. Joy, peace, acceptance, and possibilities. All you have to do is push past it and walk into the light. Yes, you can