So this is week 3, day 19 and it really is getting much easier.
I think about smoking less and less each day and it is no longer the first thing I think of when I open my eyes.
That physical urge to smoke has passed and about once a day I have this "I could murder a fag" thought which I don't bother about, after all, it is only a thought.
I think I can see a life without cigarettes.
I feel less tired now, I have more energy
My skin looks much better and I look less pasty!
I don't need my inhalor and can breath! No more coughing and no more wheezing in the night, that is amazing hoe quickly my breathing has improved
I can exercise and I like it
I have no excuses to not get out and try new things (I can go anywhere now without worrying that I won't be able to smoke)
I am saving over Â£135 per month!!!! More money for clothes and books!
I have more self respect and can look at myself in the mirror without scolding myself for knowingly putting my own health at risk and paying for it as well!
I can sit in 3 hour meetings at work without getting annoyed about wanting a fix
I don't have to stand outside work in the cold, wind and rain for a cigarette every hour and wonder why I am doing it???
I am free to come and go as I please without the little nicotine shadow constantly following me around begging for my attention
My home smells lovely and it is cleaner - less dust for some reason!
I do not smell like an old ashtray and my hair stays as fresh as a daisy
I don't need to worry about buying ciggies, running out of them and constantly counting how many I have smoked in a day then denying it is that bad and telling myself I will stop soon.......
My self confidence has gone through the roof - If I can quit smoking and get through it myself then what else is there to be afraid of.....? Nothing!