So I finally hit the 1 year mark a couple weeks ago and I feel like Im finally free. For some reason I had this notion in my head that i havent really made it until i hit the 1 year mark. That was a mistake, i should have been celebrating every day that i was a non smoker and not just the 1 year mark. Im not going to lie, it was a really tough year but looking back, i could have made it so much easier. Heres a few tips that may help you.
Find what gives you joy... for me it was bushwalking and being in nature. For you it might be something completely different, whatever it is, go out and do it.
Exercise has to be the most underrated anti depressant that ever existed. Im not going to say it will replace your anti depressant or that it will fix all your problems but i will say you will feel amazing a lot more often if you do exercise which can help keep you away from smoking.
Count the money you are saving, for me this was a huge motivator and definitely helped me stay quit.
Lastly, dont give up giveing up. I smoked since i was 13. Im now 35. It has taken most of that time to quit. Its worth all the fails to know ive finally kicked it for good. Hang in there. X
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