Positive Thinking

Just searching the web for quotes that should give me, and anyone else who needs a push, some positive energy for the day :)

This is my favourite so far:

In terms of smoking you can begin by saying to yourself, silently or outloud (I prefer outloud so your ears hear and imprint the message a second time), "I am a nonsmoker. I set a good example to those around me. I smell fresh and clean when I hug my children/spouse/mate. I am a nonsmoker!"

Please feel free to post your own :D

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  • Are you in need of a push today Sarah?

    You're doing brilliantly by the way - it's great to see :D

    Lol, can't think of any quitting ones but my dad always said a fag was "a roll of grass (not *that* kind of grass Max :p) with a fire at one end and a fool at the other" and somehow he never got fed up saying that :eek:

  • Are you in need of a push today Sarah?

    You're doing brilliantly by the way - it's great to see :D

    Lol, can't think of any quitting ones but my dad always said a fag was "a roll of grass (not *that* kind of grass Max :p) with a fire at one end and a fool at the other" and somehow he never got fed up saying that :eek:

    Aww, they are great words of wisdom! :)

    Nothing wrong with a push in the right direction! Xxx

  • Guy in the Glass

    I love this poem Sarah:

    The Guy in the Glass (Dale Wimbrow)

    When you get what you want in your struggle for 'pelf',

    And the world makes you King for a day,

    Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,

    And see what that guy has to say.

    For it isn't your Father, or Mother or Wife,

    Who judgement upon you must pass.

    The feller whose verdict counts most in your life

    Is the guy staring back from the glass.

    He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,

    For he's with you clear up to the end,

    And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test

    If the guy in the glass is your friend.

    You may be like Jack Horner and "chisel" a plum,

    And think you're a wonderful guy,

    But the guy in the glass says you're only a bum

    If you can't look him straight in the eye.

    You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,

    And get pats on the back as you pass,

    But your final reward will be heartache and tears,

    If you've cheated the guy in the glass.

  • I love this poem Sarah:

    The Guy in the Glass (Dale Wimbrow)

    When you get what you want in your struggle for 'pelf',

    And the world makes you King for a day,

    Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,

    And see what that guy has to say.

    For it isn't your Father, or Mother or Wife,

    Who judgement upon you must pass.

    The feller whose verdict counts most in your life

    Is the guy staring back from the glass.

    He's the feller to please, never mind all the rest,

    For he's with you clear up to the end,

    And you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test

    If the guy in the glass is your friend.

    You may be like Jack Horner and "chisel" a plum,

    And think you're a wonderful guy,

    But the guy in the glass says you're only a bum

    If you can't look him straight in the eye.

    You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,

    And get pats on the back as you pass,

    But your final reward will be heartache and tears,

    If you've cheated the guy in the glass.

    I LOVE this! :D Thanks Linda x

  • Your poem is very powerful Linda, and very true as well!!

    Aww, they are great words of wisdom! :)

    Nothing wrong with a push in the right direction! Xxx

    And my dad was very keen on pushing me away from the fags - it might have taken a long time but in the end it worked too, one of the reasons I quit was 'cos I had to keep going outdoors for a smoke, just like he hoped!!

    xxx

  • Positive Thinking Day 2

    Thoughts are things. Whatever we believe and whatever we say to ourselves is what we become. Thinking about missing smoking will eventually transform into smoking. Thinking about how much you love being a nonsmoker (especially when you feel otherwise) will tranform you into a lasting nonsmoker.

    Positive thoughts peeps! :D

    I LOVE being a non-smoker :)

  • "Every day in every way I am getting better and better"

    Frank Spencer,Some Mothers do 'ave 'em 1975:D:D

    I like this :)

  • Thoughts are things. Whatever we believe and whatever we say to ourselves is what we become. Thinking about missing smoking will eventually transform into smoking. Thinking about how much you love being a nonsmoker (especially when you feel otherwise) will tranform you into a lasting nonsmoker.

    Positive thoughts peeps! :D

    Does that come from the book I've hopefully got waiting for me? :D

    I LOVE being a non-smoker :)

    YIPPEE :D That's brilliant!!

  • Does that come from the book I've hopefully got waiting for me? :D

    Actually it's from a website I've found. But there are plenty that I plan to use from the book! :) xxx

  • Actually it's from a website I've found. But there are plenty that I plan to use from the book! :) xxx

    I'll have a hunt round for some sites like that :D

    Have had a sort of random thought.

    This is my first *quit* all the previous times I've stopped smoking - now I'm quitting, and for good!!

  • I'll have a hunt round for some sites like that :D

    Have had a sort of random thought.

    This is my first *quit* all the previous times I've stopped smoking - now I'm quitting, and for good!!

    It definately sounds different when you say to yourself "I'm quitting" rather than "I'm stopping".

    It's more final, and so it should be! :D x

  • It definately sounds different when you say to yourself "I'm quitting" rather than "I'm stopping".

    It's more final, and so it should be! :D x

    It does, and I've always tried to avoid saying "giving up smoking" 'cos it sounds like I'm missing out by not smoking any more!!

    My tutor at college was an ex-smoker, and she told us that years ago - it always stuck with me.

    xx

  • This is a good'un ...

    It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. ~Annie Gottlier

    Think this pretty much sums up the whole process! :)

  • It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. ~Annie Gottlier

    Think this pretty much sums up the whole process! :)

    Ooh I like that one!!

    How about "The only thing you have to fear is fear itself"? - FDR

    Think that applies to quitting 'cos the thought of doing it can be flipping scary!!

    x

  • Ooh I like that one!!

    How about "The only thing you have to fear is fear itself"? - FDR

    Think that applies to quitting 'cos the thought of doing it can be flipping scary!!

    x

    I have definately heard that before. Who/what is that quote from?

    Like that one very much! :)

  • I have definately heard that before. Who/what is that quote from?

    Like that one very much! :)

    It's FD Roosevelt :)

  • It's FD Roosevelt :)

    Thought I recognised it :D

  • Thought I recognised it :D

    Had to Google it 'cos I thought it was Churchill :eek: :o

  • "It is only fear that keeps us smoking"

    You know where that comes from ;)

  • "I suppose you expect me to smoke"

    "No Mr Bond,I expect you to quit!"

    :D

    If there was a "like" button on here I'd have pressed it!!

  • Found this just now, and thought it was worth sharing :)

    “The moment you stop smoking, everything that goes wrong in your life is blamed on the fact that you’ve stopped smoking. Now when you have a mental block, instead of just getting on with it you start to say, ‘If only I could light up now, it would solve my problem.’ You then start to question your decision to quit smoking.” - Allen Carr

    It's true 'cos we think that smoking will solve problems whe it won't, it just creates more :(

  • Found this just now, and thought it was worth sharing :)

    “The moment you stop smoking, everything that goes wrong in your life is blamed on the fact that you’ve stopped smoking. Now when you have a mental block, instead of just getting on with it you start to say, ‘If only I could light up now, it would solve my problem.’ You then start to question your decision to quit smoking.” - Allen Carr

    It's true 'cos we think that smoking will solve problems whe it won't, it just creates more :(

    Very nice :) Another of Mr Carr's awesome facts.

  • My quote of the day:

    “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.”

  • Very nice :) Another of Mr Carr's awesome facts.

    Can remember doing that on previous quits, and it's an easy trap to fall into!!

    My quote of the day:

    “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.”

    Ooh I like that!!

  • My Dad had a good one - "just get on with it ya wimp". It usually worked! :eek:

  • My Dad had a good one - "just get on with it ya wimp". It usually worked! :eek:

    Haha. Sometimes you just need a few stern words and you'll soon get the job done! :D

  • A positive attitude is your most important tool to quit and stay quit. Maintaining a positive attitude will help you have a sense of humor about the quit process, will help you deal with stress in new ways, it will help make your quit easier.

    Anyone got any good jokes? :D

  • They might get me banned :p

  • C'mon Gemma

    Tell a few rude jokes it's about time you got a Moderators warning you are too much of a goody goody :D

    Noooooo I'm a good girl!!

    (more or less :p )

  • A few to inspire your day ...

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  • Ooh I like them!!

  • It's amazing how a few words and a picture can make the day better. :)

  • Loving those Sarah :D

    I like this one-it kinda spells out the deathly nature of addiction but how WE are saving lives here guys,yes-saving LIVES :D

    You quitters,our hands and our arms are strong as feck,hold onto us and we will pull you through ;)

    Awww, this is nice ... in a gross sort of way. :)

    I'm trying to find as many of these posters as possible, without them being all about shock therapy. It never worked before! Lol.

    We just need positive energy and faith in ourselves! x

  • Awww, this is nice ... in a gross sort of way. :)

    I'm trying to find as many of these posters as possible, without them being all about shock therapy. It never worked before! Lol.

    We just need positive energy and faith in ourselves! x

    Shock therapy always made me spark up :p

    Had stickers to go over the health warnings too when they were really gross :rolleyes:

    But yes, nice supportive piccies are great!!

  • Today's positive thoughts

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    Hope you're all having a great smokefree day! :D xxx

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