I AM A PROUD EX- SMOKER ... DIDN' T I TELL YOU ? IF NOT.. SHAME ON ME ! MY QUIT DATE WAS 16TH MARCH 2O1O
A) I am one puff away from being a full blown addict.
B) Rome was not built in a day. This website has taught me how to stay quit giving me a SMART ( specific , measurable, attainable, reachable, timely) goal to help me stay quit. i.e Promise myself Don't smoke today'.
C) Before i go close my eyes at night, i congratulate myself that i did not smoke
D) When i wake up in the morning, i make a promise again not to smoke.
E) I Educate myself & apply the knowledge gained reading Joel & john's ebook manuals found on www. whyquit.com
F) I re-inforce my positive belief by below (I believe) poem supplied by a friend :
I Believe that quitting smoking is the single
most important thing a person can do for their overall health and to improve
their odds against the 4 greatest killers; heart disease, cancer, stroke, and
I Believe everyone has the ability to quit
smoking as long as they want to quit more than they want to smoke.
I Believe a positive mental attitude ( I CAN)
and determination (I WILL) are both necessary to quit smoking successfully.
I Believe you need a little courage. I Believe
courage is not the absence of fear, but rather gutting it out and doing the
thing you fear.
I Believe you dont have to quit for forever, you
just have to quit for today. I also Believe that if you can quit for just 1
day, then you can quit for forever.
I Believe that Triumph is just Try with a little
I also Believe that the best helping hand
available is at the end of your own arm. I Believe your success is up to you.
C) I understand & embrace my addiction by reading docs on whyquit.com as well as from below another literary source
'There is a place within you.. , a place as briskly clean as ice on a mountaintop, cool and remote. Find that high place, and look down within yourself; breathe that clean, icy air as you regard your guilt and shame. Do not deny them; observe them. Take your horror into your hands and look at it. Examine it as a phenomenon. Smell it. Taste it. Come to know it as only you can, for it is yours, and it is precious''.
OTHER STUFF ABOUT ME
A) I am an English (London) gal living in the Netherlands
B) I speak 4 languages - English, German, French , Dutch
C) I left the corporate world and I am training to be a modern languages teacher ( German/english)
D) I am a classically trained violinist.
E) Sport : getting to like cardio . I Cannot stand the practice but love the effects of yoga . i.e, flexibity patience, clear lungs , amazing sleep !!!!
F) I love dancing & eating delicious food cooked for me !!! ha ha