40 days today. After 35 years of smoking whenever I could. Which makes it quite challenging for me to stay quit because I associate just about EVERYTHING with smoking. I'm constantly reminded that in this very situation (choose any random situation :-) ) I would light up a cigarette. I need a lot of energy to refocus on other contents. I don't need a lot of energy for actually "resisting". It's this constant shifting the spotlight off cigarettes that drains most of my energy. It goes like this: move left foot. Oh- I could light up a cigarette. Nope. Scratch head. Oh, how about a cigarette. No-ope. Sigh. ;-)
I noticed that a strenght of mine is that I'm very dedicated and persistant. Family, friends, work: I'll go the extra mile, won't shy away from the hardest challenges. I told myself, now that's interesting. So I declared the next six months to be ME TIME. It's time to go the extra mile for myself. And that's what I'm doing.
And I'm reading the stories and experiences that all of you share, and they help tremedously. Thanks to everybody. Looking forward belonging to the 7% making it.
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