Our minds are powerful things, and can change the path that we follow with our initial decision each and every day. We can decide when we are going to wake, eat and what we are going to do each day. We decide how we can rest and relax, and react to the stress in our lives.
True Decisions Come with Living in the Moment
If you have lived with smoking for years, chances are you are ready for a change. The fear of the decision sometimes will keep you from following through with the decision, but it does not have to be like that. The best decision you can make, is the one that is the hardest, and quitting smoking is a good decision.
Without the ability to live in the present, you will often digress and think about the past in ways that you do not need in your quest to move into a new life. In order to become the best person you have envisioned, you need to forgive your past life decisions, and let them disappear. This step, is very important. When you constantly keep your mind in the past, and think about the past in this way, and never forgive yourself and others for things that pain you, you are not living in the now. You are always stuck in the past.
Too many people are stuck in the past. They never get a chance to move into the present. This keeps them always remembering the regrets, the anger, the sadness and the past anxieties. The past is the present for these poor souls. Without a transition, there is never a step forward into the future. You are always living in the past, and not evolving forward into the future.
If you are moving in this past, you cannot do any new lifestyle changes. If you want to lose weight, you will not do it until you forgive your past, and move into a lovely new present day and time. The most amazing part of this process is you have a momentum that will allow you to change your lifestyle with a smoking quit that will never end.
The best quit starts with a change of time perception, and happiness in the present time and moment. When you forgive yourself for every little thing that happened in the past, you can move forward to find your life into a great new way of life. Your life is waiting for your evolution into the present, and the step you can make to become the best new life you have always dreamed of.
Quit with the Presence of Now and for Yourself
If you are quitting to make someone happy in your life, or at your doctors advice alone, and really are not convinced that a quit smoking pledge is your best option, you will not succeed at your quit. You can be unselfish, and try to do it for your family or friends, but really the only person you need to quit for, is in fact, yourself and yourself alone. The reason that many quits start and end, is because the mission of the quit really resides with another loved one or another suggestion from a health care provider.
True, the positive and motivational help from family and friends can be very important, but you really do not need anyone’s support to succeed in your quit. Even if you are in a group of smokers, and they all think you are crazy if you and you alone want to quit, you will succeed. The motivation does not come from anyone else. If you believe that you are a non-smoker, and have only been on a path of smoking temporarily, you can find your quit and make it stick.
Your decision needs to be firm, and yours alone. It takes a mountain of resolution to get through the first 14 days, but you can do it. The physical aspects of nicotine will drop out of your life easily and quickly, but you do not have to be saddened by any of the hardship you may feel during these tempting days, as your resolution to quit, is with you, and it is important for you to stick with the path you have decided to follow.
Remaining resolute and firm with your quit is all in your stubborn and dedicated decision of yourself. If you are not sure, even 1%, you will have a real challenge. Do not start your quit, until you are certain, and certain by 100% that you will be successful. You need to ensure yourself that you are really ready to remain in the present, and change for today.