I have been smoke free for 18 days. GO ME!!
In the last few days I've started noticing some changes/symptoms in myself. The biggest of them being anxiety. I had a moment a couple of hours ago where I blamed being nicotine free for these 'new' issues but then I got thinking about this forum and remembered what you would all tell me about having a positive mindset and I realised that these arnt 'new' issues at all I've had them all along its just now I can't hide them behind the nicotine and instead I'm forced to address my issues. After sitting with this realisation for a while it has occurred to me that one of the reasons I 'didn't want to quit' to begin with was the fear of the damage I had already done to my body and knowing that I would have to face the consequences of my poor choices. I'm so glad I have quit now instead of waiting another 1,5, or 10 years and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to face my anxiety and work through my triggers I know it will allow me to be a better mother, partner and person.
Heres to facing our fears and learning from our mistakes.
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