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6 months into my new life

Posted in Quit experiences 28 Nov 2021

Good morning everyone. Today marks 6 months of freedom from being a smoker. I did it cold turkey without any crutches because that way I would have nothing else to wean myself off. I have had many attempts in the past which taught me all I needed to know and do to successfully quit once and for all and the trick for me was NEVER give up quitting smoking. I smoked for about 40 years with the last twenty years a rollies smoker. I found for me the battle was not with the smokes it was with the head. I didn't have to many times when the urge for a smoke was all consuming however I did experience anxiety that was through the roof for about 9-12 weeks but I knew that smoking is NOT a cure for anxiety so my choose was to go through the anxiety knowing and believing I would come out through the end of it a nonsmoker and that I did. I held on and I often cried and I did everything I could to help eliminate the anxiety inside me and sure enough 12 weeks tops I emerged out the other side a nonsmoker and anxiety gone. I can hardly believe it's been 6 months and overall it has been an amazing experience and has shown me a glimpse of the strength and power I have access to. NEVER give up on quitting smoking. Today I am free from the chains of smoking. Thankyou to everyone who has helped me on this site as you all know this was my second attempt on this site to quit smoking. Today I am free from smoking and it feels bloody MARVELOUS 😊♥️🙏

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  • NOPE-2021 November 28, 2021 | 7:42
    Hello Jessfreeof and congratulations on your 6 months of freedom! Indeed, a new life for sure. You have been somewhat of a "mentor" to me for my quit journey. You are such a success and a perfect example of how quitting can be accomplished and how wonderful it can be.

    You are absolutely right,.. it is all in the head. Once nicotine is out of the body, it's then a mind game. You handled it well Justfreeof.

    Another great post! You are all giving inspiration and encouragement via your posts. Keep 'em coming! Reading about success really is uplifting to me and makes me appreciate this community so much. I do think success stories from this community has not only helped me but has helped many people.

    Congratulations and keep up the great work!!!
  • Happiness November 28, 2021 | 11:57
    We can do it when we finally believe that we can. We really are stronger than nicotine and when we adjust our thinking, quitting smoking can become a reality.

    Congrats Jessfreeof. Enjoy your new statue and always remain grateful for the success. It is wonderful being a non-smoker once there is total acceptance. We are missing nothing, do not crave and do not debate the nicoman. We have chosen freedom!
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW November 28, 2021 | 19:22
    That's it Jess! It can be described as discovering a new life and good evening to you!
    I never said it was easy for me. And I had a few false-starts too, but, once one finds the self-belief and the determination, learning to live without that filthy, expensive and soul-destroying habit is a very realistic way to live!

    I mean. If you and me can Quit them.
    Anyone can!
  • Goodlands November 30, 2021 | 8:45
    Congratulations Jess. Being smoke free is truly one of the most freeing and empowering things in the world. If you can quit the nicoman you can do just about anything. Supporting you and sending you even more strength from Canada. I don't know where you are, or many of the people who post regularly to this site, who have been long time quitters, but this site serves a community of individuals from around the world, who are now ex-smokers and free of that addictive behavior.
  • Jessfreeof, Northern NSW December 01, 2021 | 8:01
    Thankyou friends for your kind replies 😊❤️🙏

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