Well as of 1:26 pm today, I will have been quit for a whole 6 months :cool:
There seems to be a tendency for people to make a long post at significant milestones. Well not sure about that but here are my tips :-
-See quitting as gaining rather than sacrificing.
-Remember that no matter how you feel smoking won’t make it better, problems are still there after and you’ll just feel guilty and disappointed with yourself.
-Read and re-educate yourself.
-Practice makes perfect, the more times you experience a situation without smoking the easier it will be next time.
-Quitting is a marathon not a sprint. You have years of learned behaviour to break free from, be aware that it doesn’t happen overnight.
-Be prepared for unexpected strong urges to come back out of nowhere when everything seems to be going well, never ever let your guard down, don’t feel disappointed if they do just be strong and quash them.
-Smoking requires you to do something, i.e. putting a ciggy in your mouth and lighting it. Keep choosing to do nothing instead.
-Remember that you smoked because you ARE addicted to nicotine, there is no such thing as just the odd smoke here and there just like there is no such thing as the odd drink here and there for an alcoholic.
-Cravings, and urges to smoke are not life threatening and pass, where as smoking is life threatening.
Best wishes everyone, you can do it if you stay focused on the goal. Do not waiver it is very achievable.
All the best