yesterday was my 100 days
celebrated it by going to the climbing wall with some of my mates which was great as we all used to be into doing it but let work, life, laziness, apathy etc get in the way of some good challenging active adrenaline fulled fun.
Well just thought i'd report on the good things that I've noticed recently about quitting, as ive posted plenty in my past about the problems encountered.
Friday night was great, I was out with some people I know who I had forgotten that I hadnt told i'd quit and when one of them came up to me and said, "you coming out for a smoke?" almost in that kind of "you ARE coming out for a smoke" way as i probably never turned down an opportunity to be out smoking ever before. and my reaction was lightening quick, "nah, i gave up" and the look on his face was worth a million words.
people were just so genuinely impressed and happy for me, it was great.
the other nice thing was one of the girls remarking on how nice and freshly washed my jumper smelled yesterday at climbing, also expressed in a kinda shocked way! haha.
its weird. I guess you know these moments are coming but they do take you by surprise when they come.
had some crazy smoking dreams after posting on here for my 3 month mark which was really odd. the main one that got me was so vivid it felt competely real and I was quite preturbed when i woke up as I had taken great pleasure in chain smoking 3 or 4 benson and hedges and enjoyed greatly fumbling the gold 20 pack.
I guess its my subconsious making sense of letting go a very deeply engrained partnership that lasted for many years. The wierd thing is I havent smoked the B&H brand for about 10 years.
anyway... needless to say its all going great. Anyone reading this that is earlier in thier journey of quitting. I can only say one thing. Its so worth it.
Dig deep and find a way to make it happen, the rewards come gradually but they just keep coming and coming. Its the best gift in the world.
all the best,