Well its day 17.
My heart goes out to the others on here that are really trying to beat this thing but for some reason are finding it hard to endure or that have given in to a cigarette or two and see that as failure. And for that reason I am more than a little embarassed to admit that Ive found this a lot easier than I could ever have imagined. Thats 2 1/2 weeks with nothing other than a slight desire to smoke. And for the last 3 days or so its hardly crossed my mind.Today it was lunchtime before I even thought about smoking.... Ive started to breath easier, taste and smell better , feel better and of course I dont stink .
I have to say though ,that it for me,it has all been in my mind. If you get your head round the fact you are NOT going to smoke again. ...That of course you are going to miss it .. just like if you could never have chocolate ...or coffee or whatever again you would miss them but you are not going to come to greif without them.
Be happy and proud that youve gone a few hrs or that youve made it through 10 minutes of 'craving' or that youve done your 1st day...that youve done your 1st week or whatever..
Try not to get down and brood over it with a frown, not understanding why its so bad or hard.. Just smile ( Daft as it sounds it does make it easier to deal with), be happy about what youve acheived .. Of course there will be the odd moment when its difficult , after all youve been doing this for all of your adult life , youve got used to it, overly comfortable, youve been doing it without a 2nd thought for years. But you can stop , you will stop youve just got to know it....
Anyway thats enough preaching for me and sorry if its sounds patronising..
All the best with your quit..