Day 4 again. I say again because I've had a few day fours. It's great to count the days and use them as milestones but it can be very disencouraging if, like me you have had quite a few of them.
Someone made me think quite differently about my past 'failures'. Let me explain.
In a pm to me they pointed out that I should feel proud of myself and stop seeing myself as a failure and this made me think.
As you can see from my signature I've been doing this for quite a long time. Every time I have a slip up I go back to day 1 and this causes me to feel as though I've failed. I'm sure that many of you that have had to go back to day 1 a few times will understand that feeling.
So here's the maths of it.
I used to smoke 2oz every 6 days. It is now 60 days since my quit began and despite my many stumbles I have actually NOT SMOKED 20oz of tabacco.(in old money) For those of you that have gone metric that's about HALF A KILO!!!!!!!!!!
That calculation has made me feel so good. I believe that I needed to change the way I was thinking. Just one kind comment from a lovely fellow quitter has done that for me.
It's amazing how much difference this has made to me. I feel so proud now and if your like me and you've had a few stumbles along the way, why don't you try and work out how many you've NOT SMOKED. Counting the days are great for milestones in this tough journey, but don't let your stumbles get you down.
I'm proud to be on day 4 now and with this new way of thinking I feel more confident about my quit.
I hope this helps some of you who are struggling as much as it has helped me.
Thanks to everyone on here for all the support that I have had.