If I quit now I will soon be back to where I started. And when I started, I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.~~ Unknown
I never want to go back to where I was. A smoker who knew it was time to quit. Making that commitment, deciding on when, preparing, having that last cigarette. Nope, I never want to go back there.
I never want to go back to day 1. Headaches, nervousness, feeling lost. A bit shaky. Wishing soooo much that I was at day 10 or 100 or 1000...anywhere but day 1 because it seemed never-ending. Nope, I never want to go back there.
When you quit smoking, hold on to your quit. Hold on to it with everything you've got even if it's just a moment at a time. You earned it. Whether it's 10 minutes quit or 10 hours quit or 10 days quit...you have EARNED it!
Your body is busy healing itself. Yes, even at 10 minutes! Allow your body the time it needs to feel in charge again, rather than a prisoner of life threatening chemicals. Don't give up on you.
Your brain is busy trying to find old pathways but it is also trying to build new pathways! It is searching for comfort. It is searching for connections. Allow your brain the time it needs to carve out those new pathways until they become as much of a habit as your smoking was. Don't give up on you.
Your spirit is busy trying to center itself again rather than being chained to your addiction. It is leading you to freedom. Freedom to choose your paths in life. Freedom to be who you truly are. Freedom to do anything you wish to do. Allow your spirit the time it needs to bring forth the you that you were always meant to be. Don't give up on you.
Your life is busy creating your smoke free world. More time to spend with family, friends, and even just with you. More money to do those things you really want to do. Better health as you let go of deadly chemicals and embrace a simply walk in the park. Allow your life the time it needs to create that world for you. Don't give up on you.
Once you quit smoking, the hardest part is over. The decision. The walking away. The severing the ties. Yes, there will be difficult times to get through without your addiction, but millions of people get through difficult times without smoking. Let yourself be one of them. Don't give up on you.