My Experience At First A Feeling Of Confidence Came Over Me

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It is my opinion that everyone has something that has a hold over them. Whether that item is drugs, alcohol, food, sugar, t.v. etc. How easy would it be to abstain from the thing that has such a hold? As I ask myself this same question, I respond quickly, saying it would be an easy task. As a consequence, I am a part of an assignment that requires me to abstain from something. Please allow me to share my experience with you.

To prepare for this assignment, I thought of some items I would like to give up. The list of things that crossed my mind were: pop, chocolate, restaurant, t.v, chips, beer, etc. Then, I picked the one thing that I felt would pose a challenge for me. While deciding what to give up, my mind was racing. At first a feeling of confidence came over me. My mind was saying to me, April, you can do this. Three weeks of abstaining wouldn 't be so bad. Then again, maybe it would. My thoughts were all over the place. It dawned on me that I had to commit to abstaining. I was not ready for that just yet. I began to feel uneasy about the situation. At this point, the doubt set in. What if I could not do it? After clearing my mind of these thoughts, I decided to give up pop. On October 27, 2015, around 5:30 a.m. I woke up as usual. That was the day my abstinence assignment began. If all goes as planned November 17, 2015, will be the end of the 3-week journey.

I let a few people around me know what I was planning to do. My Husband, sister and one of my friends.The

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