My first impression of the stop smoking program is very positive. I am below the allowed cigarettes by a rather substantial amount also. I truly thought I hadn’t made any progress on my own, but it would seem that I was mistaken. I am feeling good today about this decision.
I also added a new dimension to my challenge. I left Facebook. It was a rather spur of the moment decision, but I feel it is the right one in my goal to quit smoking. I know it seems like an odd parallel, but in my case it is paramount that I distance myself from all the drama that shows up in my feed on a daily basis. I used to start my day out with a cup of coffee, a smoke, and scanning Facebook. At each break at work I would smoke a cigarette and scan Facebook, and so forth and so I my day would go.
Somehow my single personal challenge has grown into a more substantial challenge than I originally planned.
It is interesting to me how these things work. We know something has to change, but it actually takes many changes to achieve our goal. I have read so many different ways to quit smoking, but have never really read anywhere where it was explained as a journey. At least for me it is a journey. Each day I am discovering something new about myself and understanding what my triggers are, what is just habit, and learning to replace this unhealthy habit with some new and oftentimes surprisingly satisfying habits 🙂 It is amazing!
Change your THOUGHT’s and you change your WORLD
—Norman Vincent Peale
Isn’t that the truest statement? Everyday I am looking to my thoughts and seeing where I need to change them so that I can reach my goal.