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Complacency

Blog Post created by jtheo on May 4, 2018
com·pla·cen·cy
kəmˈplāsənsē/
noun
  1. a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one's achievements.
    Such a small word for such a dangerous condition. It seems when I become complacent in my quit journey I crave more, romance smoking more, and become more irritable and depressed. For me, it is a wake up call to get my head back in focus. I need to reinforce my reasons for quiting remove the negativity and return to the positive, uplifting thoughts and ideas. It's a slippery slope that I can certainly not afford to follow to the depths of smoking despair. 
    Once I've recognized that I've gotten too smug or am cocky about my quit, I read blogs and questions here, I ask for help (here, call a quit line, phone a supportive friend). I check my stats and post them to all social media. I take pride in my achievements no matter how small. I read and re-read my lists and positive affirmations.
    My quit is my life and certain death awaits me if I become complacent. 

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