Today is 21 days for me since my last cigarette and I am happy to say I am making it. For me it seemed that the 2nd week was worse than the first three days and the only reason I can think of is that I may have been better prepared because I had read so many articles about nicotine withdrawal and the three days to get it out of your system so I may have started to let my guard down.
There are some things that I need to work on now. For the past three weeks I have greatly reduced the amount of contact I have with people and at times customers for fear that I will become stressed and possibly start smoking again. This week I need to concentrate on returning calls and being more social. I also need to work on finding a new stress relief. I find that the only time I truly wish I had a cigarette now is when I am stressed which happens way to often (part of being a business owner I guess) but I keep reminding myself that the same problems would arise even if I was still smoking.
For those of you that are in the earlier stages of quitting I say hang in there it does get way easier. For those of you that are at the same point I am in the quit I would say congratulations for staying strong and let’s beat this stupid addiction. For those of you that are further along than us I offer a sincere Thank you for being great role models and for posting information on your quit so those of us behind you could get an idea of what was in store for us.
I wish everyone well and together we can stop