Another amazing day!
I got a full night’s sleep with total REM. Do you know how I know I got REM sleep? Because I slept like a rock, had dreams I could remember in the morning, and when my alarm went off, I woke up fully rested and awake.
I didn’t hit the snooze button 3 or 4 times. The alarm went off, and I was immediately ready for my day.
When I went to look in the mirror, I looked great. My skin looked great. That’s how I know I got plenty of REM sleep.
There was only one moment today that I felt any lingering feelings of nicotine withdrawal. It came and went in literally 30 seconds, but I knew what it was.
It was that burning feeling in my throat, which on Day 1 was horrific, but on Day 23, it was pretty minor and insignificant. It was only a mere blip of my day, but I should acknowledge it anyways.
Other than that tiny craving (which only lasted seconds), my whole day has been great. The sun was shining and it was hot outside, and that’s what I love.
I spent most of the day fantasizing about moving to the beach. That is my ultimate goal, and it’s slowly becoming a reality.
You begin thinking about your future, and what you plan on doing with your new life.
It’s a real energy booster, pondering all the exciting things you could potentially be doing now that you’re not using tobacco.
Before, all I did was complain about life.
I complained about work, my stress, how much my feet hurt, the money I lost at the bar, my hangover, my skin, my roommates, my car, my schedule, etc.
The list could go on forever.
Smoking involves a lot of negative thoughts, especially if you’re a smoker who tries to quit and relapses all the time like I used to do.
When you’re feeling awful, both physically and mentally, it’s easy to complain.
The glass is always half empty.
Sounds good on paper, but actually living through it is quite amazing. I absolutely LOVE life right now! I didn’t before. HUGE difference!
Every day is a new experience for me.
I can feel my goals coming true right before my very eyes. The pieces of the puzzle are finally putting themselves together.
I actually have a solid plan now regarding future events, and not living a life of just “going through the motions” and working and sleeping.
I have plans now to do all sorts of things, and every day I am one step closer.
How do I know I am getting closer?
That’s easy. I am making the right decisions in life. I am doing what needs to be done to make those goals a reality.
I’m not being an idiot everyday like I used to be.
Work is so much better now, too. I used to DREAD going to work, as anxiety attacks crippled my everyday life.
Now I am much more confident in my job skills, and I’m noticing I’m much more aggressive, too.
That’s a real kicker in my world, as I used to be so passive in my demeanor. Being more aggressive means making more money. Making more money means making my goals come true.
See how that works?
My life has just taken on a whole new meaning, and I’m slowly, day-by-day, becoming the person who I was meant to be from the very beginning. I can feel my inner TRUE self emerging, and that feels wonderful.
You’ll never know how amazing you could feel, though, until you quit for good.
Look at me now. Such a difference from when I first started.