Our friend Soberjulie wrote this when she first quit:
You don't have to be #1 at anything today.
You don't have to figure things out, or understand, or make sure everyone (or Someone) understands you.
You don't have to remember everything, or get all organized and start making lists.
You don't have to solve every -- or any -- problem you have today (or solve someone else's problems today either).
You don't have to figure out what will make you happy, or what you should do with your life.
Those are good things to do of course, and come with a measure of reward or satisfaction or comfort. That's very true. I'm not saying those things are completely unimportant.
But you don't have to do any of those things today.
All you have to do today is not pick up that first cigarette.
One hour at a time.
One five minutes at a time.
Until your head hits the pillow.
And if you do that,
And the rest of that s*** will just have to work itself out or wait its turn.
Smoke free first.
The rest second.
I love recycling.