When the Going gets Tough, the "PUFF" gets Going....
No pun when i say this...
This is what had happened to me in my previous unsuccessful quits ( a couple of them); Everytime i faced a situation that irritated me, that knocked me off my balance, got me down crazy,... made my going tough... my immediate reaction was to reach out to those smoking sticks and puff them away.
Not anymore. I have taken the power OFF these SICKarettes to force me into embracing them with my lips.
Quitting is Hard,not impossible.
This is my 18th month of the quit. And all these months are a testimony of the above fact.
I am happy that i do not smoke. Although the thought of smoking never crossed my mind for quite some time, I am not complacent! I know all it requires for my 18 month quit to go bust... is that weak moment , that weakest chink in my quit armour...that unfortunate second of time..that can throw me back into the smokers dungeon!!
I dread going my old ways, and i am on my guard always, all the ways. As i often say, "Eternal vigilance is the price of my freedom...from smoking..."
One more reason i am able to put up with my quit, is the realization of the fact that smoking is a CHOICE you make.
(Well..technically, the chemical nicotene affects this choice...what we call gettig addicted!!)And my CHOICE is not to smoke. I make no Excuses to smoke. I kick their ass instead!
Finally, Count your Blessings...of being a non-smoker
4) Pride (oh yeah..i take pride in being able to sustain my quit)
5) No more STINKING
6) Hitting the Gym (Yes, when you quit, some of you tend to bloat in size :-))..which is a good reason to hit the gym floor..harder)
7) Food tastes better
So, brethren, I have my Holy Grail that helps me keep my quit going...Have you found yours?
Keep your quit going.
Guard it zealously.
Never let anyone steal or affect this quit of YOURS.
You have quit for yourself, not for your boss or your girl friend or your boy friend or your spouse or your friend ....
"Quit Date : 13-April-2007"
"Where no counsel is, the people fell, but in the multitude of counselors there is safety"