Quit by Choice

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Just for Today

I found a list of affirmations posted somewhere very early on in my quit that all started, “Just for today…” I rewrote some of them, added a few at the end, and posted them on my quit smoking support site. I stumbled across the list this morning while looking for something else, and thought they were worth posting again, so here they are:


Just for today, I will live each moment as it comes. I will not try to tackle all my problems at once.

Just for today, I will improve my mind. I will learn something useful, and I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

Just for today, I will be agreeable. I will look my best, I will speak in a well-modulated voice, and I will be courteous and considerate.

Just for today, I will find no fault with friends, relatives, colleagues, or anyone else. I will notice only what I have done or haven’t done.

Just for today, I will have a plan. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it, and it will save me from two enemies: hurry and indecision.

Just for today, I will exercise my character by doing three good deeds and keeping them secret (if anyone finds out about them, they won’t count).

Just for today, I will do two things I’d rather not do, just for the discipline.

Just for today, I will be unafraid. I may have fears, but I will face those fears and do what needs to be done anyway, moment by moment.

Just for today, I will choose life. I will choose health. I will choose strength. I will choose self-control.

Just for today, I will choose freedom.

Just for today, I will choose not to smoke.

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