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List out the reasones, 681 days smoke free

Posted in Staying quit 31 Aug 2020

I was a smoker for 15 years. I had tried few times to quit smoking but relapsed after 1 week, two weeks to two months or even one time I had quited for 1.5 years but eventually relapsed. I tried to analyse my relaps reasons an find out that each time I quited as the time passed I forgot how hard it was to quit and why I wanted to quit. About two years ago, when I still was a smoker, I listed out all the reasons that would make me quit smoking, be it health , social or family members health. Starting from the fear of cancers, copd etc, health of my family members, preasure on chest, shortness of breath , fatigue to not want my children grow up seeing me smoking, hating the dependency of finding a place and time to smoke at least every two hours, bad odor, bad breath. About two years ago I eventually quit and I have kept that list in my phone and read it every now and then. It refreshes my memory and remindes me all the gaines I have gotten after quiting. I think it is one of the main reasons to help me stay smoke free. Now I am 681 days smoke free and hope this time will be the last try.

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  • Sevak August 31, 2020 | 16:56
    Sorry , I accidentally posted this two times,
  • jessfreeof, Northern NSW August 31, 2020 | 22:32
    Congratulations Sevak on your 681 days smoke free What an inspiration you are. I really love how you refresh your memory on your reasons to stay quit with the list you keep in your phone. Its sounds like you put a lot of effort and thought into writing out your list of reasons to quit. May you remain a non smoker forever. You must feel so proud to be 681 days smoke free. I would love to be able to accomplish 681 days smoke free one day. All the best and thank for sharing it sure helps 34 dayers like myself
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW August 31, 2020 | 22:51
    Wow Sevak!
    Not alot of days to chalk up 2 years!
    Your an inspiration.
    Great job.
  • Happiness September 01, 2020 | 1:57
    Over time i believe we can become complacent and that is why I recommend that we have reminders handy as to why we quit smoking. A list of benefits, or reasons to stay quit or by dropping in to visit here on IcanQuit can remind us of our past and just how far we have come.Enjoying and being proud of becoming a non -smoker can be empowering . Believe in you Anyone can quit smoking. Continued success.
  • softly40, Mid North Coast September 01, 2020 | 7:41
    Congratulations Savac, It is such a good idea to put notes on your phone, a bit like a diary, I too do this, but my main one is NOPE (not one puff ever) this seems to work for me. I say it over in my mind every day. Great work! thanks for coming back to inspire others on their own road.
  • Hopefulnothelpless September 02, 2020 | 21:21
    I love this, thanks for sharing, and good on you! I cannot wait until I reach 2 years quit!
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