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Belated (very) response to this (haven't looked at this thread in a while):
While my "critical list" of quit reasons was extremely important to me in my quit, and something to which I often referred during the earlier days
of my quit. "One = All; Why choose none?" was a constant question I asked myself, with the response including (but not limited to) the list I
However, the "trump card" is simpler than that. It's quite simply: "I am not going to smoke today." Period. End of sentence.
I own my hands, my mouth and my wallet. No matter how miserable I may feel, nothing can make me smoke except me, and I'm not going to do it today.. I
don't have to be happy about it. I just have to say it and commit to it, and accept that while today might be rough, it's only one day, and that's
all I have to tackle for now.
So often, reasoning with myself, using the coping mechanisms taught here at Freedom and having the support of such a great group of quitters helped make the
ride feel easier. It's tempting to get lulled into a sense of "all this stuff makes it easier to quit," and then on a day when it's not easy
to feel like the rug's been yanked out from under you. Sometimes no matter how well I employed the things I was taught here, nothing made it feel easier.
It was at those times that realized I had to pull out the card, and simply be defiant. "I WILL NOT SMOKE" That's the card. That's all I had
to do. Nothing more. And, when I did that, I got to wake up the next day as a non-smoker.
Bob (6.5 years free)
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"I'm not going to smoke today!"
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