Last time i managed even one day without a cig was over 2 years ago so thought this might be useful for anyone thinking about quitting and scared of day 1...
Started with positive mindset - This is something you have chosen to do - remember that. Also i had failed not to smoke yesterday and that annoyed/motivated me to make it all the way through the day today
The one day/one hour/one minute at a time thing really does help, if you're having a "i want one NOW" craving. Just get through that 10 mins/30 mins etc then re-assess. Worst ways i said to myself - you can smoke tomorrow - but the craving does pass and now so pleased at doing the whole day i dont want to smoke tomorrow
I noticed most of my cravings were actually about future cigs (does anyone else have this?) e.g "Oh the sun's out, it'd be nice to have a cig" or "When i get home i'll check my email and have a cig". So i diffused this by thinking - why are you thinking about that - get on with whatever you're doing actually now!
THIS FORUM - just keep coming back, read random threads from day 1/3 4-7 month 1 etc etc - because it keeps in forefront of your mind that you want to quit too and you see it CAN be done.
I was worried I'd smoke in the evening - so told lots of people at work to ask me tomorrow morning. When i got home - loads of housework got done to avoid old routine of sofa and cig. Bonus!
As of 10.35pm today officially 24h smoke free - wooohoooo