Sept. 13, 2011 – DAY THREE: Today has been glorious so far. I really expected it to be brutal because of my “puff” – but it was wonderful. YES. I’ve had cravings. and YES – I had to talk out loud to myself; quite a bit actually. ;o) But one of the things which Joel touches on (that makes total sense) is that one of the hurdles we must get OVER during our Quit, is that we are doing everything for the FIRST TIME… for the first time (in years for most of us) without a cigarette. It’s SO TRUE.
un ejemplo perfecto
3:45PM: So it’s raining, which I love. And normally I would go sit outside and enjoy it – smoking away as I chillax…. but I can’t possibly do that… it will be too much of a ‘trigger’… Bullocks! Instead of missing out, I tell myself, aloud, “Today, you are going to go sit outside and enjoy the rain – and you’re going to do it for the first time, in a long time, without a cigarette. Now GO.”
I am sitting outside, enjoying the chilly ‘sweater weather’ – relishing the scent & sounds of a steady rainfall. I listen to the Thunder roll with the boom & laziness of a Lion’s yawn – I watch the droplets make their landing in puddles, creating a living mosaic of circular motion. Lightening flashes silently – then, as if on cue, the Rain picks up pace and volume – thunder echoes – it’s Nature’s Beethoven. And I’m enjoying it. Without a smoke.
2:00AM: End of Day THREE – Exhausted. Pissed off. I cheated – again. NO MORE. It’s just so damn hard with someone smoking right in your face. But this is MY CHOICE – My decision – so I need to dig my heels in, take responsibility for My Health, and recognize the the TRUTH. I am strong enough to do this. I can do ALL THINGS through Christ Who strengthens me. If I walk in the SPIRIT I will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. This isn’t a playground fight – it’s a WAR. I lost today’s battle – but I’m gonna gear up, sharpen my Sword, shine my Shield and kick some ass tomorrow.