26 Aug 2018
07 Sep 2018
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Hello Fellow Cold Turkeys:
I was of the mindset too that if I’m going to quit, I’m going to quit - no patch no gum no spray because it’s the nicotine I was trying to rid myself of right?
If you want to do the cold turkey method, hats off to you. The method IS all about willpower. You have to want to quit. I did it before, I know I can do it again.
What’s the stat? Quit and in two days the nicotine is out of your system? Why prolong the pain with ‘replacement’ aids?
I have a inspiring quote I refer back to often: Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Conceive it: have a plan in place to make you a non-smoker. Have your water ready, plan for distractions and rewards.
Believe it: have faith in yourself that you are strong enough to do this. Tell yourself that you are a non-smoker and believe the words you hear yourself saying.
Achieve it: Do it! Be strong! Stick to the plan and the next thing you know, milestones are being reached: 1 day quit, 1 week quit, 1 month quit, 100 days quit!
This is hard work. This takes effort and persistence and patience. You work through it minute by minute. Don’t worry about tomorrow - concentrate on today, on the right here right now. Your strength will get you through it.
It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done but so @&$%# worth it!
My milestone today: 14 days quit!