~~Its not about how much you do but how much love you put into what you do that counts.~~ Mother Teresa
How much love do you put into your quitting? I often read how impatient quitters are to get past it all....past the first few weeks, past the craves, past the thoughts, past the depression...just past it all.
What I don't read about are those patient, caring "I did this for me today" moments. Did you spend an extra few minutes in bed today, enjoying the quiet? Did you drink an extra cup of coffee flavored with your favorite creamer? Did you pat yourself on the back for waking up and feeling better? Did you schedule that manicure you wanted or buy those sports tickets? Did you wish yourself luck in getting that promotion? Did you appreciate being loved?
I don't think Mother Teresa was talking about quitting when she said this. But how much love you put into everything counts. Whether it's in a relationship, a career, a friendship, or your quit....put some love into it!! Take the time and do it with love and compassion and care. Because that counts. Because in changing your focus to treating yourself with love, you'll be less likely to fail. And you will carry that self-love with you in the future and to other areas of your life you may want to change.
It counts. It counts because you count. And when you realize that and love yourself enough to take real care of you, you feel better. You look better. And you can get through anything.
So it isn't how much you read or how many tools you have in your quit toolbox or even how many responses you get to a post. It's how much love you put into this quit that counts. So read with love. Develop tools with love. And post how you're doing with love. It all counts.