~~You are being called to heal yourself, not to agonize over your mistakes. Quit overthinking; this is what surrendering really means. Don't focus on your problems and don't obsess about 'fixing' things. Avoid forcing 'positive thinking'. These thoughts can be psychological irritants. Just leave yourself alone! When you pick at things, they never heal. Simply relax and give yourself some time.~~ Bryant McGill
Healing. I just think its the best word ever, especially when it comes to quitting smoking. Our bodies will begin to heal. Our minds will begin to heal. Our lives will begin to heal. All the damage over the years will fade into scars and all the time wasted will drift into the past where it belongs.
So as you progress in your quit, please allow yourself time to heal. Don't try to fix those passing thoughts of smoking and don't try to focus on those cravings that jump at you from nowhere. Don't try to force positive thoughts into your tired brain. Don't try to pick at your quit.
Surrender. Simply surrender into "this is my life at this moment". Cravings will come and go. Emotions such as sadness and anxiety may also show up. Your mind may try to grasp at the thoughts of smoking like it used to. It's ok. It's ok to think, to feel, to allow yourself to simply be.
Because time has a way of healing in ways we can't see. Time can heal in ways we don't notice. And one day you may be shocked to realize that you haven't thought about smoking in a while. One day your body may feel....better. One day you may smile for no reason.
Surrendering means that you stop forcing change and allow change to happen naturally. It means accepting the uncomfortable knowing that it will ease. It means allowing healing to happen even when you can't feel the benefits right away. Surrendering means accepting how things are as they are rather than trying to force them to be different.
Simply relax and give yourself some time to heal. Surrender to your quit.