I was the bright spark that decided to quit on New Year’s Eve at 11:45pm.. right before the fireworks kicked off.
My timing was certainly cliche. I’ve tried quitting several times over the last 5 years.
Something clicking this year though. Smoking has ruined my life for the past 5 years. It’s the toxic relationship I’ve been & now it’s time to flick it.
It’s caused me to become alienated from certain friends (healthy ones & those with young kids - ie the ones with positive grounding influences). It’s given me an excuse to drink more coffee & a LOT more wine. It’s distracted me from work when I’ve had deadlines. It’s drawn out colds & coughs longer than they needed to linger. It’s even expanded my waistline contrary to popular belief, because picturing myself as some ridiculous rebel who drinks, smokes & doesn’t settle down has fueled late night bingeing & lazy Netflix hangover recovery weekends with triple the usual carbs. It’s lost me thousands of dollars at $33 for a pack of 20 a day.
On a positive note- I downloaded MARIO Run on the iPhone & it’s literally the best distraction!!!! That & carrot/celery sticks cut up into cigarette sized portions to munch on throughout the day has really helped so far.
Know it’s VERY early days. Would appreciate any advice!
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