end of hell month :)

what a month, nothing to do with quitting smoking really, other than because i wasn't smoking i kind of reacted to things i was unhappy about rather than just ignoring them. anyway, hell month is over and i think it is going to be better from here!

i think after this month i understand myself a little better, i see how i put things off and hide them under the carpet until the stress of them forces me to deal with them, and how i need to deal with things before the stress gets so bad it makes me unhappy.

if we quit smoking it is because we want to be healthy and live longer and more fulfulling lives, once we've made that big change there are hundreds of other changes still to make, some of them almost as big a battle as quitting smoking. some of them probably bigger. embrace the change :)

rant over, tomorrow i have been quit 4 months, feels so good, and i'm still very optimistic, for me and for you :)

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  • if we quit smoking it is because we want to be healthy and live longer and more fulfulling lives, once we've made that big change there are hundreds of other changes still to make, some of them almost as big a battle as quitting smoking. some of them probably bigger. embrace the change :)

    rant over

    Hi 5mol<er

    Thanks for the post. I actually found this to be a really positive rant! This moves us away from thinking of quitting as an isolated activity, and towards seeing it as part of a much bigger picture. Thank you.

    And big congrats on reaching the four month stage. You are about a month ahead of me, so you are one of the ones I look up to!

  • On and On and On!!!

    Hello smol<er......

    Yes hell month or two....

    2 of my good friends live in Bangkok......with impending floods I can only imagine what they are going through....even though we are in touch.

    I cant say I am as happy or content as I was a couple of months ago.

    I have my dad and a few good close friends here in London but TOO MUCH NEGATIVITY ABOUNDS at the moment...... besides all this I am NOT TEMPTED to light up and smoke.

    I really Honestly think if I was smoking THINGS WOULD BE WORSE.

    I dont think about smoking now or miss it....IT STINKS it really does.

    A glass or three of wine is ok It doesnt tempt me to smoke....but Life isnt great at the moment for MANY.

    MID November takes me into month 6 and you soon after......THE UNKNOWN.

    But one thing 4 sure......Life Is Better without Smoking For sure...for both of us and all the other june quitters ET AL.

    I'm proud to not be smoking after 4 months and 2 weeks.

    Its the right decision for sure.

    Kindest regards Douglas.J:)

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