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themrsbeardsley01
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"Today is the tomorrow you talked about yesterday"

Posted in Hints and tips 30 Aug 2019
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I chose this quote for my first one because it really strikes a cord with me. It is so easy for us to say "I'll do it tomorrow" & I am the QUEEN of procrastination. Part of my fight with myself is the fear of the unknown (How will I ever get through a work day with out smoking? That place makes me crazy!) I am working on this. I have gone a whole work day without taking a break, so I know I can do it. Another reason I have said "tomorrow" is because I get a huge sense of relief when I decide to buy another pack. I have learned that this is my addicted brain actually keeping me hooked on that damn nicotine & that's where that sense of relief is coming from. But man it's such a contradiction with my logical thinking.

Anyhow, before I go to far down the rabbit hole, this is my quote of the day. If anyone has anything to add, please feel free. I hope everyone is doing well & if you are struggling, keep reading stories, there are some very helpful people out here.

Until tomorrow folks...

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  • Nuts August 30, 2019 | 14:09
    Thinking that you will buy a pack tomorrow is a great idea. Tomorrow never comes. When you get up each morning it is today. Then you have to wait for tomorrow again, which will become today. All of those allusive tomorrows add up to lots of yesterdays. Today will be yesterday tomorrow. So we only have today and yesterday. You have said that you wont buy smokes today and you cant buy them yesterday and tomorrow never comes, so you are the winner. Hope you can follow all of that. Well done on your journey so far. You are going great 👍♥️
  • Happiness August 31, 2019 | 0:41
    And here i thought that I was Queen of Procrastination! I kept putting off my next doctor appointment for about 2 1/2 years! However, when i decided to quit smoking, i did it ahead of my quit date. To me that seemed far easier than dreading the day and cutting down. (which is not advised because we will resume and smoke more.). Just do it and get it over with. After quitting I did go to the doctor and my results were amazing. All those health benefits they tout are no lie, those reasons alone are reason enough to quit. Don't put off smoking until things are out of control. Set a date and just do it!
  • softly40, Mid North Coast August 31, 2019 | 8:46
    I cant top that one Nuts, The other words you mentioned was "waiting for" and indeed I am waiting, waiting for tomorrow for you to start your non smoking journey with us themrsbear yesterday is gone so start a new one today or should I say soon.
  • themrsbeardsley01 August 31, 2019 | 14:30
    Thanks all! You guys are just the best. & I LOVE that idea Nuts. Going in my arsenal.

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