Join a supportive community that can help you quit for good!
I'm feeling extremely inspired by all the struggle and success stories I am reading on this site.
Today is day 3 of my quit journey and I am pleased to say that I am feeling relatively good. Yes, I have all the cravings with the devil on my shoulder telling me to have just one but I keep repeating the mantra NOPE (not one puff ever) - thank you for sharing this. That's really the long and the short of it. Just know that you will never put another cigarette in your mouth again because it gives you nothing in return.
I started smoking when I was 14 and am now 44. Although I managed to quit with each pregnancy, I started smoking as soon as all my babies were born! With each subsequent attempt to quit (and there have been a few over the years), I found myself thinking about future places and situations I would be where I "knew" that I would "want" to smoke. It was fear that was driving my decision to quit for good.
Having read many of the posts on this site I realised that that fear is unwarranted and it's the continuation of smoking that will maintain this fear. Quitting will actually release me from this fear.
So I am at the beginning of my journey but am grateful to have found this site and will continue to read the great posts from others who have shared their stories.
On a very positive note, I've been walking every day and can already feel the difference in my lungs and it's only day 3!
You need to register or log in to leave a comment.