SuzyQ411

*** MY TENTH DAY CIGARETTE-FREE ***

Blog Post created by SuzyQ411 on Jan 16, 2020

When I relapsed in December, I was afraid I might not have another comeback in me.

 

Even so, I took advantage of those days by getting ready to quit again:

 

Research and reading for education. Got into Alan Carr's book "Easy Way to Quit Smoking."

 

Took a look at my quit tool box; made a few changes, added a few things.

 

Prayed that I could/would quit again.

 

As my chosen date of January 6, 2020 rolled around, I woke up ready to get on with this business of quitting. 

 

I was surprised and greatly relieved.

 

One major difference in this quit came from an idea in one of Giulia's blogs.

 

I pledged as collateral a cherished gift. A palm-sized wooden cross, given to me for comfort after my husband's death.

 

By placing that treasure as collateral, it meant should I fail at this quit, I could no longer hang onto the cross. I would have to give it away.

 

In setting up this collateral arrangement, I elevated my quit to being more precious than my beloved cross.

 

For that's the only way I will get to hang onto my treasured gift.

 

By never smoking again.

 

Today, I am ten days free of cigarettes.

 

Hooray!!

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