It's what my brain believes but it's not my reality. That's one of the first things I taught people years ago ... At the moment something might be your truth, but it doesn't have to be your reality.
One day, after smoking from the age of 16 until I was 31 years old, I woke up and gathered a few friends who wanted to all quit smoking. I did a ritual of burying a box of cigarettes but that's a different part of my personality. I did something else though ... I told everyone that as of that moment on, I had never smoked. There was no asking me how many days or how long or checking if I was coping ... because I never smoked.
I never smoked.
I woke up the next morning without a trace of cigarettes in my life and acted as if I had never smoked. A few people got nasty glares or kicked in the shin, but for the most part, people went along with it and cigarette were not a part of my life at all. I
I never touched one again and still find myself chanting that I never smoked.
Another thing I teach is to focus on an area of your life where you got something right and remind yourself that you can get it right again. After months of being frustrated with trying to settle into healthier ways of eating, I finally reminded myself that if I could do it with smoking I could do it with eating health.
I've always had a healthy lifestyle ...
That's it ... there's nothing to change or learn or?sacrifice because I've always made healthy choices for my body.
I carried it around with me today and didn't discuss it with anyone (that's a secret I learned from a teacher of mine ... hold onto the energy while you adjust to it) and throughout the day ... when ordering food, going grocery?shopping?or staring into the fridge, I kept telling myself that I've always made healthy choices for my body.
Well, I actually spent the say reminding myself that I never smoked ... which in turn reminds me that I can break patterns and change a lifestyle in an instant ... which then reminds me that I've always lived a healthy lifestyle.
That's it ... that's all ... I've always been healthy ... how about you?