I remember watching non smokers and wondering how they did it. How did they not smoke after a meal? It seemed impossible to me, the thought of being eating and not instantly needing/wanting /thinking of a cigarette seemed very foreign. How was I going to be able to sleep, drink alcohol or even be able to be around smokers if I quit?
How would I handle a crappy day at work? handle a crisis? How could I ever drive a car without smoking? Or God forbid even go in the outside air????
It was all running through my mind and I panicked on these things for so long, worried and for years I didn't quit because of fear of the above.
Now, 263? Days later I just roll my eyes at those thoughts. It really is all possible and after the 6 months mark (for me) it's become so much easier and I rarely have any cravings. I don't miss it, I don't crave it and I can drink, be around smokers and I'm not bothered. I was quite a heavy smoker for over 20 years and I have a very stressful life. If I can do it I honestly believe anyone can. You have to want to do it, not just think that would be great or feel pressured but genuinely want to quit. Once you're at this stage add a lot of stubbornness and keep very busy, use this site to be motivated, to motivate others and to vent.
Will it be easy? - No. if it was then we wouldn't need a site like this.
Is it worth it?- Totally and unequivocally Yes. It's empowering to no longer be controlled by an expensive and exceptionally dangerous drug.
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