paul, quit coach
29 Nov 2017
17 Dec 2017
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Hi everyone, and thank you for your responses.
Welcome donl, it's great to see you posting. There is some great advice here, and we hope that you do pat yourself on the back, and that you are able to make it through this Christmas/holiday season.
Some people find it easier to think about it One day at a Time. As counselors, we often hear people saying that the temptation comes later on for some, 3 weeks or 3 months after quitting, and they don't know why. It could be because some people are better being in the moment. If we get through today, and then do it again tomorrow, then we stay in the day, and not use words like, 'never, forever, etc.', as this can be scary to some. Once we know we can actually succeed, this can actually cause some of these thoughts, and it's a sign of progress, though some people get scared by these feelings and cravings coming 'out of nowhere'.
If we do the best we can every day, celebrate every day as a victory, and then prepare for the next day, this might be easier than thinking that you'll never smoke again. Instead of thinking 'never getting to smoke again', you might just realize how lucky you are for not 'having to' do that anymore.
As always, it's a matter of personal choice, and how you would like to frame it for your own sense of comfort.
Good night everyone. If we're smoke free at day's end, let's celebrate. If not, let's all try again tomorrow.
Last modified on 17 Dec 2017 21:26 by Quit Coach 12