It is time to say goodbye to that friend. That friend that
has always been there for you through the good times, sharing a drink with you,
being at BBQs, and relaxing on the beach. But this friend has also been there
for you when life got tough. When things were very stressful at work, when you got
the bad news about your spouse, when you got into an argument with your
Some people have had this friend for 40 years or 50 years,
where some may have had this friend for 5 or 10 years.
Some ask – how will I survive without them?
It is ok to take the time to mentally prepare yourself for
this change and mourn the loss of this companion you have always had on hand (no pun intended)
Although this friend has been there through good and bad,
you know this friend is not a good influence. This friend has negatively
affected your health and possibly others’ in your life. This friend may have
even taken the lives of your grandparent, aunt, uncle, spouse or parent.
Remember what your priorities are. Your friend never seemed
to have your best interest and health in mind.
Saying goodbye will be tough. The first three days, the
first week, even the first month might be a struggle, but the rewards are
remarkable. You will be able to go on longer walks/hikes with other friends,
spend the money you’ve saved from buying cigarettes to purchase a new outfit
for that birthday BBQ happening in a few weeks, or be around longer to see your
children have children.
The Quit Coaches are always here to help and support you
through the process. We will listen as you read your last cigarette’s eulogy, help
you throw that last package away, or set small goals to help you start the
Last modified on 24 Apr 2019 16:32 by nadia b, quit coach