It has been nearly 6 and a half months since I picked up my Mando due to the move the twins and every other thing going on in and around my life. Tonight I have the house to myself and I'm gonna pick! I may pick till midnight!
It relaxes my mind and my spirit. Hubby is out of town. I got home early today and don't need to leave quite as early in morning...peaceful easy feeling. Just like the Eagles sang it ( we went to their concert this past Sunday night and it was fabulous)!
When I quit smoking almost 4 years ago, 1316 days to be exact..... I really turned to my writing and music more. Keeping my fingers busy. Oh and cleaning house, every nook and cranny. My gardens were pristine. Not one weed ( that I could see ).
My advice is to Relax and pick. (Just not your nose,lol) Learn a new instrument. Learn how to knit, sew, garden, write music, songs, poetry, or a story of your quit. Relax. Take an automotive class and learn about your car, your truck...I'm actually going to do that for the heck of it. May take up welding too... Just learn to relax without smoking. Find a old or new hobby and put your mind and fingers to work.
I thought the smokes did it for me, relaxing. They did not. Actually they made me more anxious . My inspiration is music and beautiful words. You have to find your own ...then set off and fly. Be at peace with you and know that while you may have had a rocky start at this quitting thing....you can have a peaceful beautiful finish and RELAXING will take on new meaning in your life.
Time to go relax