I made it through eight days!!! partly because I have trained my brain not to think of something that hurts a lot or is very difficult do deal with by going through difficult experiences Or so I thought. It's like putting things on the back burner or using compartmentalization to avoid thinking something it's like the opposite of doing something compulsively. At any rate that is basically what happened this past week. Scarlett O'Hara here... I'll think of it tomorrow. I have given myself pretty high stakes for this quit and have been known to be pretty stubborn when I meet with a challenge. Like a dog with a bone.. I'll be darned if I will have a cigarette now. I have made it to this point before and to almost two years. I have a long time to either be miserable or pardon me...triumphant about it! You can tell yourself anything that works. I don't do that any more. NOPE I would have anyone reading not to underestimate your own brain power and your ability to change your circumstances solely by changing your thoughts.
“A single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” Henry David Thoreau