One of the best ways to enforce self-accountability is to enlist the help of others, and if it just so happens that you can get tens of thousands of folks on board, so much the better.
Eli Kalil loves his mom and wants her to have a healthy life. She needed some help staying accountable to a particularly difficult task, so Eli put it out to the ocean of the internet to see if folks wanted to help her out.
Turns out with an ask built on a son's love, 10K retweets ended up being on the shy side - the tweet is currently at 34K retweets and is a farming ground for advice on how to find joy in quitting smoking.
Thousands Of people rooting for you. Especially your son! Good luck.— Liz Stockdill (@LizStockdill) January 27, 2018
I think you are brave and a good sport to tackle this monster of a task in public! Will hopefully make it a little more fun and you will meet some nice, supportive people.— Elizabeth D (@IzzyBethD) January 27, 2018
Fellow ex-smokers used the thread as a rallying cry for their own daily choice to stay off cigarettes.
First thing I wondered when I smelled a smoker in the supermarket was; "Shit, did I smell like that" and I probably did.— Michael van Deventer 🇪🇺🇳🇱🇮🇪 (@dreamtime1788) January 27, 2018
I hear you on that one.— Anarchy McHope (@PotentSarlacc) January 27, 2018
I've been a chronic pain patient for 8 years, and on and off opioids since 2012.
I've been withdrawn from fentanyl, vicodin, percocet, and dilaudid, and despite the awful psych symptoms + pain, I can genuinely say that it's harder to quit smoking.
So crumple those packs, ma. The internet is here to help you stay accountable.