HI, forgive me for jumping in, but I'm really liking the look of this forum and you all seem to be a positive help for each other, so I'd like to get involved too.
I smoked approx 30 a day up until last monday, so I'm just into my second week now. Got through my first weekend okay, mainly by staying in, which was well dull, but I came out the other side still off the fags so it was the right thing to do.
For people like us who are quitting, there's a ton of feelings we go through on our journey to escape from smoking. I think at this early stage one of the most depressing and dangerous feelings we struggle with is a sense of 'inevitability'; a sense that the cigarettes will overwhelm you eventually. It's this that has often got the better of me before.
But I don't know about you guys, but this time I'm feeling like putting up a fight and asking "who says I have to crumble or give in"? Basically, I'd like to think I've come this far with a positive mental attitude, a determination to stay with the present and not fret too much about the future and a certain amount of bloody-mindedness, so I hope you can relate to this if you're doing well or aspire to this if you're struggling. I know I'm not out of the woods yet but you have to grab positivity when you find it and use it.
Keep going, peeps!