I don’t do the math much anymore these days. My phone app stopped working and only my brainiac numbers friend keeps sa running tally in his head.
I’d say I think about a cigarette once a month, if that. I’m sure by now, there has been at least a full month or two that has passsed when I didn’t think about smoking at all. I’m still struggling with Lupus and so I still spend a substantial amount of tiem in hospital emergency rooms. I remember, when as a smoker, I could not even make it through an hour or two in a hospital bay wihtout needing to run out to smoke. Now, I am in there for hours and the the thought of a cigarette never comes up.
For those of you who are just starting your quit, give yourself the chance to get over the difficult period. Allow yourself to feel uncomfortable and see that you can survive it. The plasticity of our brains that allows us to form new beliefs and learn new ways of behavior is very capable of re-routing itself to not need to cigarettes.
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