Success with a plan.

Blog Post created by Mandolinrain on May 4, 2019

I was supposed to have grandkids but woke up sick....again. Sore throat, ear ache..and trip to walk in clinic another round of Z-Pac. I swear, hubby and I are just passing it back and forth and between all the kiddos. Im okay though and I recall when I used to smoke even when I was sick, blah!


I have been thinking about success in regards to smoking. Back in the day when I was going through a lot of quits, I recall making my quit fit around everything going on in my life and I had a duffle bag full of excuses, but one that was pretty prominent in my story was people pleasing. and theres a HUGE variety of ways to do this. I am often still guilty of this.


I needed everyone to be happy around me even though I was going through Hell quitting. I figured I was the one that had to make sure nobody was suffering because I was quitting. That nearly drove me insane....and them too I imagine....Its also a recipe for resentment.


So just a tip, for the new quit....Don't worry when the next meal needs cooked, the next load laundry needs done or ironed, the lawn needs mowed, Sally needs her lunch packed....Let Sally pac her own lunch. So what. People will still be there the next day when you wake up. Somehow they find a way to take care of themselves ( and Im not talking about ditching /neglecting responsibilities to parenting...).


 You're a new person who has Quit Smoking...., how about you take care of you now. What things do YOU need to be happy and enjoy your day. Nows as good of time as any to begin searching for what please you or what goals now you will start to obtain.


The is  NEW CHAPTER in your life. It is a good time to busy living or get busy dying. Since you quit smoking, I assume you're ready to Live. So get 'er done. Make your bucket list, quit wasting time on what others think and treat yourself to life. Smoking already stole a lot from you, don't allow its after effects to take anymore.


Guess what...tomorrows coming no matter what, look forward to how you're kicking nicotines butt today and NOTHING AND NOBODY will stop you from doing it tomorrow too.