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1 and 1/4 year of freeeeedom

Posted in Quit experiences 20 Aug 2021

Hi guys, I'm back to let you know that my journey started 1 and 1/4 year ago.. And I'm still smoke free.. Forever.. yes.. :)

What's new? Not too much, I'm clear and I don't think about smoking.. I can do all things related with life without even thing about it.. Just when I see smokers, yeah, then you think about it, but mainly in the way that I'm pleased that I'm clear..

I saw many newcomers, who are already free for more weeks / months, I'm big fan of you, I hope that all of you who want to be free will achieve it.. I would like to allow you to see life as non smoker to live your life independent..

Good luck to you all guys.. Life is great without smoking.. Try it.. :)

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  • Happiness August 21, 2021 | 5:05
    Congratulations Matik-one!
    We are proof that yes we CAN stop smoking when we CHOOSE to.
    I love the acronymn for FEAR that you submitted....Forget Excuses , Accept Reality

    The Reality is that smoking never did anything for us, and that we made excuses to justify our smoking....even to ourselves. We even came to believe it because of the years of brainwashing. Smoking only relieved what it itself caused. When we BELIEVE that we can break and cycle, we stop making those excuses and do what needs to be done.

    Being smoke free is Wonderful as you have stated Matik-one. When we truly accept and love the new status, I really don't think that it has any power over us. Perhaps alcohol could let us lapse, temporarily, but those that continue, I believe, use it as an excuse. When we find the mindset, love the freedom and know that we are missing nothing, we have no reason to ever go back!

    Words of wisdom and experience are always welcome. I hope more enjoy the success that you and I have found . Always Think POSITIVE.
  • NOPE-2021 August 21, 2021 | 5:32
    Hello matic_one. The other way around... as a new non-smoker, I'm a fan of YOU!!

    I took the liberty to read your posts, "My story" and "My fight with myself" and you have gone a very long way. I see Happiness and softly40 and Red backing you up and now YOU are backing us new non-smokers up just like they have been doing (what I think is for years)! Thank you! I commend you for your support and I commend you on your journey.

    I will certainly continue to read more of your posts, but I have to say, you are a perfect example of a success story. An example I believe will give me more motivation. You are on the other side now, instead of needing motivation, you GIVE motivation, just like the other "seasoned" not smokers in this QuitFam!!

    Thank you for sharing your stories, I look forward to absorbing more motivation by reading your posts and most of all,... the responses.
  • Percy Verence August 21, 2021 | 9:40
    Hi there, matic-one,

    It is so encouraging to hear that you never think about cigarettes. It's lovely to read stories like these and think to myself "that could be me one day."

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write. It helps so much with our focus and leading by example.

    Congratulations on living the dream!
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW August 21, 2021 | 12:16
    Still free.
    Always free.
    Congratulations Buddy.
  • matik_one August 21, 2021 | 14:52
    Thanks guys for the comments.. I appriace them..
  • Jessfreeof, Northern NSW August 22, 2021 | 7:39
    Congrats matik_one and well done to you 🙌 it's awesome to hear how well you are doing 😊❤️
  • softly40, Mid North Coast August 22, 2021 | 9:33
    So glad you came back to let us know of your success, keep going and keep strong, we are all on the right track for a deep sense of happy ever after, when we practice NOPE (not one puff ever). Well done matik.

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