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This temporary journey of adjustment called quitting is primarily about our conscious rational mind having the patience to allow the subconscious emotional inner mind the time needed to begin sensing that the real chemical free "you" is a wonderful thing to be. All the emotions bubbling up are almost automatic cue conditioned responses designed to protect you from the anxieties associated with early withdrawal. You've already been there, you've done that, and all that remains is for both levels of consciousness to begin to see, appreciate and believe that where you are, and where you're going, is far far safer, much healthier and vastly easier than the captive life, massive risks and endless emotional and energy cycling that you've left behind.
You're going home and there's only one rule - no nicotine today! The next few minutes are doable! Have a great weekend! John
| I really needed to read this particular thread today....though I'm a little better than yesterday, it's still tough to get thru. I keep telling myself I will get thru, and believe me, I'm counting minutes, hours..etc. I've even thought of throwing my clock out the window, it's so slow today...lol |
But, this afternoon, a little light started shining thru all of this fog....I actually had a "moment" of freedom!! Though it was fleeting, it gives me the added courage and strength to go on and keep to my quit!!
5 days 10 hours and 30 minutes nicotine free!!!
P.S. Thanks to EVERYONE who responded to my cry for help yesterday. I can't wait for the day I can help someone on here get thru just one more day!!!