My first post with this stop and I'm into the seventh or eighth week. I'm not sure which thread I should be posting this, so Ive chosen over a month to be safe
It isn't my first stop though, I have struggled so much in the past. But this time I didnt go to the doctors or join any NHS stop smoking groups, I didnt seek anyones help, I just quit! I remember putting that last ciggie out on New Years Day, not really knowing that it was going to be my last. I wasn't planning on stopping, but I decided there and then I wasn't going to light up again. It was an instant decision!
Its all really wierd. Of all my previous attempts (More than 8 or 9) at stopping smoking, this has to be the successful one. Previously I have joined NHS, gone to the docs, tried patches, gum, the lot, but nothing worked. I have really stuggled in the past, trying to stop smoking and yet wanting a cig, that was torture, and maybe the timing wasn't right.
I think I've been successful this time because I haven't involved anyone else, I didnt tell anyone either, I just waited for people to notice. They didnt notice for weeks either.
I cant explain this quit at all, except I feel very lucky to feel the way I do. I dont want to dwell on how long ago I stopped, or how much money Ive saved etc, etc, like the way I used to. I just dont want to give the tobacco demon any attention at all. I just stopped, and kicked it out of my life, very much like a relationship that is well and truly over, its finished. I hope this makes sense.
I hardly think about smoking now, I hate the smell of it, and Ive washed all my clothes, bedding, curtains, and I will be redecorating the whole house this coming spring. My friends that do smoke and come to see me have instantly gone outside to smoke, even though I didnt ask them to. And now they are trying to stop smoking too, and thats without any preaching from me. So I am suprised that they have asked my advice about stopping smoking.
I think I have had a very lucky break here, I have stopped without trying you could say. I haven't used any willpower, I simply stopped and haven't had any desire to smoke again. Its really really wierd. All the attempts before I had withdrawal symptoms, and urges to smoke, It was horrible and hard work, and I was a right miserable old sod. But this time its been a breeze, no effort at all, and no withdrawal symptoms at all and I thank someone up there for all this, because I cant explain it, and I know I am so very very lucky.
I just wondered if this has happened to anyone else here? Has anyone just stopped smoking without any nasty withdrawals or using willpower, and never thought about smoking ever again? Because that has happened to me, I think its all really strange but I'm not complaining.
I'm so very thankful for this wierd yet easy stop, and I feel so very lucky and I wanted to share this with everyone here.
Does anyone have any clues to why this stop has been easy, and why I feel this way? All my other attempts have failed so badly.
All the Best