I think perseverance is the key word I would like to share. This means that although I get smoking thoughts I still use basic skills. I use skills like the four D's. When I need a break I sip water, I deep breathe, I delay, I do something else. I imagine what the smell of smoke on my face would do to me. It would make me nauseous. A smoke after all this time would make me dry reach or vomit. It would make me dizzy and I could lose my balance and have a fall. I would be unsteady at the very least. Why would I do that to myself? I have nothing to gain. I would rather be able to have a shower and spray on some perfume. I haven't always been able to afford perfume. I am grateful. Thank you all for your support. I took three decades to quit. But it is achieved. Sometimes I was feeling demoralised and felt too embarrassed to share on this site. One this that was instrumental to me quitting was positive affirmations. I would say phrases aloud to hear myself. Like "I don't smoke". Hearing myself say this was huge in helping me accept circumstances. This helped me confirm my goal. Thanks, once again. Go well.
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