~~Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.~~ Golda Meir
From the moment we decide to quit smoking, many of us lose ourselves. We feel lost, afraid, small, and insignificant when, as smokers, we felt content and...well...normal.
So as we forge our new path of recovery, we mistakenly long to smoke again when what we really want is that feeling of normal. We want it back. We want to feel contentment and the safety of routine that we had as a smoker.
This tug between how we were and how we have yet to become is a struggle that can lead us right back to addiction OR we can fan that tiny spark of possibility into the flame of achievement.
Wouldn't it be glorious to be a non-smoker and feel good about it? Wouldn't it be a relief to go through our days without the need to smoke?
Trust yourself. Really, really trust yourself. Let go of yesterday and all you did then and trust that you can. You can live this moment smoke free. You can focus on today without the crutch of yesterday. You can find that spark of possibility and nurture it.
Do not feel small and insignificant in your quit!! It is YOURS. You have made that decision to quit and it is now yours. Treat it like it is the most precious thing in the world (because it is) and it is your responsibility to protect it, to grow it, to love it. Take it firmly into your hands and shape it into what you want it to be. Your creation...your quit.
You can if you trust yourself. Allow your spirit and your soul to guide you into who you were always meant to be. A beautiful human being Smoke free. Strong. Confident. Fearless. It just takes trust.