Blog Post created by Mandolinrain on Aug 21, 2018
Having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it
  1. You can't see the entire picture above but it is a mouse preparing to get the cheese from a mousetrap. He is wearing a helmet.
    He is determined.
    Where is your helmet today? I used to be involved in Equestrian Sports. Students had to wear helmets. I called them 'Brain buckets'.
    Are you prepared today to quit or stay quit?
    Do you have on YOUR Brain Bucket?
    Okay you do not need to wear a physical helmet, I grant you that, but you must be DETERMINED. You must be prepared or/and prepare yourself. 
    Every single day is going to bring new surprises....some good, some not so good.
    The more you understand that and prepare ahead of time, the better chance you have to avoid getting caught in a trap.
    Don't waste precious time wondering, working or looking for bad things to happen. Start putting your focus on the GOOD things that are going to happen. List them. EXPECT THEM!!!! You know how they saying goes, you are what you eat?? Well same goes for your day....if you don't expect much, you won't get much. If you continue to expect bad, get ready for a plateful of bad.
    Turn your thoughts to positive constructive thoughts and speak it to YOU.
    Imagine this: if you tell a child over and over and over again that they are stupid and ugly, then they will come to believe it.
    Retrain your brain
    Wear your 'brain bucket' to protect you from negativity about your quit and say 'NO'. Your the boss of your quit~not nicotine. The less you feed those receptors the more they starve.
    Now off with ya...get busy having great day preparing to be done with this crappy stinky habit of nicotine or just jump right in and be done.