There’s only one thing harder than quitting coffee and that’s quitting picking your nose. Nick Heward.
Thanks Nick. Quitting anything can be a daunting experience. I read once that there are more than a trillion cells in the human body and that each cell has memory. This article went on to say that the best way to overcome an irksome habit is to replace it with something better.
Assuming these words to be true…
Whatever we do, whatever we say will be with us forever; unless of course Alzheimer’s lets us off the hook.
If we quit drinking the experience will still be a part of our memory. Or overeating. Or being depressed. Or whatever we want to quit.
When I tried to diet I got fatter.
When I tried to quit drinking I drank more.
When I tried to stop awakening each morning with a dark cloud over my head the cloud kept getting bigger.
I learned to live sober; it was much easier than quitting drinking.
I decided to get heathy. It was so much easier than “dieting”.
I began to greet the mornings with prayer, meditation and exercise.
I still remember weighing 285 pounds but I feel so good at 185 that I choose daily to be healthy.
I still remember the drinking; but I don’t miss it.
I still remember those gloomy mornings but they are the exception rather than the rule. And the new way of starting the day helps me to stay sober, healthy and happy most of the time.
The memory is still there.
It is a point of reference.