Read a message a day for the next 30 days.
If you miss a day, just pick up where you left off.
“To make the changes we want, we need to let go of unhealthy but comfortable patterns that we’re stuck in, the way the trees let their colors change, and finally let go of their leaves altogether.”
Today is the beginning of your decision to quit. The first month off any substance is the most important. Taking it one day at a time is the easiest way to get there. Don’t worry about tomorrow or the next, just stay with today. Take each urge and situation one step at a time. Each time you get through the urge and craving you are closer to success.
By reading these messages, you can keep your commitment to stop using. With the information and support in these messages, you’ll have a very good chance to make your success last.
- Be proud of each success through a craving or urge.
- Remember the positive payoff for success.
- Reward yourself at the end of the day.
Now imagine you find yourself in a situation where you suddenly feel like getting high. Nothing you do seems to help shake the urge. Rather than give in to it, give yourself a chance to think it over. Sometimes, all you need is a little time to think it over — to give yourself the chance to let the urge pass and to remember it will pass whether you use or not.
Today, make sure to keep doing those things that have worked so far. If need be write down what worked best so that you can use it again tomorrow.