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| Good post, Joel! When I first quit smoking....a "week" was not even entertained in my mind...the only thing that mattered was the "day". My first week was pretty tough but so were many other moments later....but as Joel has pointed out...nothing is as tough as a relapse or having to repeat constant detox. I literally quit smoking "one day at a time" and that is all this nicotine addicted lady could handle....be assured...that same concept stayed with me much longer than a week. Each day that passed where I remained free and in control was a huge victory...reaching a week didn't matter...it was a daily resolve until things became comfortable. The process is amazing and happens at different stages for each of us...the sooner we start facing the challenges and living out the associations we have to smoking...the faster we learn how doable quitting really is. We each have learned that in order to work through this process...all we have to do is never take another puff. |
JUST FOR TODAY....NOT ONE PUFF..NO MATTER WHAT
So anyway, in those early days we should be concentrating on getting through each new day without taking that first puff....and nothing more.
One long day for this girl....three and a half years free and grateful for every minute.
Joanne : )