Whether you’ve just made your decision to quit dip, are a long time quitter or have made a New Year’s resolution to quit dip, quitting around the holidays can be difficult. That being said, there is STILL no time like the present to be quit so don’t make the mistake of saying “I’ll quit after the holidays”. There will NEVER be a “good” day to quit so don’t wait for one.
Quitting is stressful. The holidays with family, friends and work obligations can be stressful. Many times folks get overwhelmed during the holidays when it comes to their quit. I’m here to tell you that it can be done. Recognize that you are in control of your quit. YOU control whether you have a dip. YOU control whether you’re sneaking away from your family to dip or if you’re going to stick around. In fact in my experience a dip-free holiday season is MUCH better than one where you’re trying to fit in your dip along with everything else going on.
Depression is unfortunately part of some people’s quits. This can be compounded by feelings of depression around the holidays. Depression can be a serious medical issues for some people and I’m not a doctor so I can’t speak to medical depression. What I can speak to is “quit depression”. This, like all other quitting symptoms, will go away with time. I often tell people to “go back to basics”. Drink water, take it day by day or minute by minute, visit the forums, go to live chat, etc.
THE NEWS YEAR’S DIP
I can’t tell you how many years I told myself, “I’ll throw this dip out at midnight and them I’m done”. Actually, now that I think about it I can tell you. 17 years. 17 times I told myself, “This is the last one.” And 17 times I had a dip either later that night or on January 1st. If you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to quit dipping that fine… but make sure you stick with it. The VAST majority of resolutions (not just about dip) get broken. Your decision to quit dip is huge… don’t take it lightly.
Whatever and however you celebrate, have a great dip free holiday season folks!