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Keep the promise you make to yourself


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JimHannoonen

Quit Date: Feb. 9 2017

 

Posted June 9, 2017 

 

You've made a choice to not smoke anymore and that's awesome, but remember this.

No matter what you do, no matter how many patches you put on your body, how many pills you take or wads of nicotine gum you shove in your mouth, none of these things are going to be a cigarette and none are going to make you feel ok. You're gong to go through some gnarly sh*t over the next few months and you know what? That's ok.

You're going to be walking down a dark and dismal road for a while and you're going to be scared and angry. You're going to feel alone and miserable. This is going to really, really suck for you at some point. Anyone here can tell you that. This may be one of the hardest things you've ever done and you're likely going to question why you're putting yourself through it.

But with all that said, you will deal with the cravings. You'll take those deep, cleansing breaths and get past them, just like so many others here have. You'll have some of the worst days you've ever had. But you'll work through them.
You're going to find that you're a lot stronger than you thought you were. That you're capable of dealing with a lot more than you thought possible

You'll post insane rants that seem like they don't make any sense to anyone, but they will. They'll make sense to everyone here that reads them, because we've all been there.

Then you'll have a good day. And then another. Before you know it, most of your days are good and you find you're not thinking about smoking 24/7.  You take a deep breath and notice just how much deeper it is compared to before.

Sure, every once in a while, you may have a bad day, but just like when you started this journey, you'll take your deep, cleansing breaths and work your way through it and you'll smile when you think about all the friends you've made on this forum and the relationships you know are going to be with you for a long, long time.

You'll do all these things because that day you decided you weren't going to smoke anymore, you make a promise to yourself and you must keep that promise no matter what.

 

Link to original post:https://www.quittrain.com/topic/8658-my-little-trick/

 

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