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What Does It Take To Stay Quit?




Quit Date: 22/11/2013

Posted April 22, 2014 · IP 


The truth is I am still learning 


I have had my triggers and my cravings


my personal triumphs and my low points


some days were a piece of cake and some were a battle of the mind


I have made mistakes and allowed emotions and personal circumstances push me to the brink


At times I have allowed the junkie mind to romance the idea that smoking will take away the situation I am in - in these times I have had to fight so hard my fingers bled, I scratched and clawed my way to hold on to my quit  


The longer down the road I am the more I realized that this is not the case as life rolls on and you really do not need to smoke to get you through a bad day or situation you start to relax and not be so reactive and you can shut down the junkie mind without any blood shed



Things I have learned to be true:


Mind is definately over matter

You do not need to smoke to help with anything a bad day is still a bad day 

Hold on no matter what - whatever it takes

We can make it as hard or as easy as we want it to be

We can take complete control if we want it (in your own way)

Fear makes things 10 times worse than it actually is or needs to be


With all this learned knowledge I am looking forward to marching onto my 6 months


All the information you need is right here on the board for your own successful quit wether you are 1 day or 5 months - just hold on tight to your quit


Thanks to all who have walked my journey with me thus far and for the new members we are there for you! 


Link to original post: https://www.quittrain.com/topic/875-what-does-it-take-to-stay-quit/



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