Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Health + Transformation -- The key to quitting smoking so far has been:

really making up my mind! The problem with other times I have quit is that I’ve let the part of me that wants to smoke to have a say “in my head” too often. I end up giving in. Giving in just ONCE feels like failure, so I give up and go back to smoking. This time (I’ve made it two weeks now), and here’s the main reason: I made up my mind not to entertain thoughts of smoking. I believe it was C.S. Lewis who wrote about wrong thoughts: You can let them fly through your head, but you don’t have to invite them in for afternoon tea. With resolve, and fewer arguments going on in my head, I’m winning. If you need support, but can't get it close by, there's a community support group on the internet. Click on the title for the link.


Brea said...

Sounds like you are doing well! Good for you!

You should never think yourself a failure EVER for ANY reason. If you have a weak moment and smoke a cigarette - focus on all the times you DIDN't smoke. Have your one and then keep trying to quit.

"Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped."
-- African Proverb

Timothy K. Hamilton said...

Thanks, Brea! And like the new proveb; it's a new one for me.

portuguesa nova said...

Wonderful. I so desperately need to quit. How do you get the thoughts out of your head?

Anonymous said...

i need to help my loving cousin quit. he has been smoking for ten years but is off to a good start on the tough road to quit. hang in there budd!