Good Morning, My Friends! How are you today?
I just wanted to extend my thanks to those of you, who wished my roommate “JK” well yesterday. You have no idea how much that meant to me, and when this whole thing passes (Fingers crossed), I’ll share all this with her, about the support system of strangers all coming together to and wishing her well. God Bess each and every one of you.
As of yesterday morning, she was taken off the ventilator but had either developed a collapsed lung or pneumonia. Either way, she is under the doctor’s supervision, and she was able to sit upright yesterday, according to her sister. Naturally, if she had quit smoking the severity of all that has happened to her, would not have been this drastic. The ironic thing about when I had brought her home, I had printed several sources in order for her to quit smoking, as she lit one cigarette after the other. “Which by the way, pissed me off to all high heaven.” However, I had no control over the situation, only she could decide on whether or not to quit.
Today, I plan on covering Smoking Cessation to light, although most of us are quite familiar with this ongoing addiction. For the smokers out there, that feel they oppose this post, so be it. But, if you want to actually take care of your health and stick around a bit longer… Please read this (4 Part) segment on Quitting Smoking!
Build your quit plan:
Pick a quit date. (Break out those calendar folks!)
Let loved ones & friends know that you set a quit date in place.
Remove reminders of smoking in your immediate areas (home, vehicle, work etc…)
Identify your reasons for to quit smoking.
Identify your smoking triggers.
Develop coping strategies.
Have places or support system to quit smoking.
Does this sound easy, “Oh, Hell No… It’s fucking hard as shit to do!”, but it’s so damn worth it in the end result.
I smoked from the time I was 18 years of age until I was 49. 31 long, unhealthy years of smoking up to a pack and a half a day habit. Plus my smoking only increased when I was drinking like a fish or at a social gathering. I knew this all of the above was wrong, but I kept doing it because of every excuse I could muster. “I’m stressed”, “When things calm down, I’ll quit then.”, “New Year’s resolution is when I’ll quit!”, “For my Birthday, I’ll quit smoking.” The list went on, and on, and on. “Who was I kidding?”, All my family and friends knew that it wouldn’t happen before I did. I HAD to want to QUIT!
We have all seen commercials and infomercials on how to quit smoking, am I right? Well, if that’s the case, what were your thoughts on the subject matter, and/or were you the least bit scared to witness some of these adds?
Tomorrow, I plan on putting all the strategies together and begin a plan to better health. Don’t you think you deserve a better life? I do.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy today and I hope you answer the following questions because they will be a part of tomorrow’s posts.
Take Care & God Bless!