After Quitting, Why Not Sit Back And Enjoy Life?
Having mastered your mind and gained a new perspective on life, it's time to enjoy it!
Enjoying life is not something that is dependent on not smoking, after all, I'm sure many smokers have very enjoyable lives. It's just basic common sense, if you don't smoke, you're more likely to be around a little longer to enjoy life and be healthier too!Apart from any health, fitness and wealth advantages, when you factor in the number of people that don’t smoke these days, it may also increase your social options too? However, to be specific, what I really mean when I say "enjoy life," is this. The important decisions, the ones that will. be important down the road a little, are the type that takes time to take effect and because of that, they'll be the things that add value to your future, when you're in your old age. But you have to make these decisions early enough in life to ensure the best outcomes over the long run! That merely means that timing is everything. But let's be realistic, it's easier to say we are going to do something than it is to actually do it. And we'll have plenty of reasons or excuses to make us feel less guilty when we can't or don't do it.
life is a breath-by-breath, moment-by-moment experience and what we refer to, in this context, as now, only exists fleetingly, in every moment of every minute of every day. Even if you reflect on something enjoyable, maybe something you did yesterday, it is not yesterday you are enjoying; it's effectively a 'now' memory of yesterday's experience! Perhaps one of the best ways to enjoy life is by being lucid in mind body and spirit, as in, while it is happening. Of course, having a healthy body and mind will very likely make all the difference. The Roman poet Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, had a saying for this: Mens Sana in Corpore Sano, taken as meaning, a healthy mind in a healthy body. So, to really enjoy life it makes sense to think about your choices, especially their longevity.
Fortunately, I quit smoking over 43 years ago and I’d like to tell you it was because I really thought long and hard about it. The truth though, is that one day I decided to try auto-suggestion and self-hypnosis (try because I thought it would be difficult). I used auto-suggestions and self-hypnosis to quit smoking, and quit I did! Looking back on it, with all that I know now, that I didn't back then, I am pleased I made that decision. I don’t say this to impress you but rather to impress upon you the importance of timing in making really important decisions. I can’t say with any certainty if I’d carried on smoking I'd be as happy and enjoying life as I am. But I can say that I am sure I'm a lot healthier than I would have been and I am very happy about that. Do I enjoy life; you bet I do. I wake up in the morning with a spring in my step and love in my heart. Love, for myself, family, friends, where I live and the things and endless opportunities I have and new ways to experience the joy life brings.