Hiya guys...firstly congrats to everyone on this forum for quitting and thankyou for everyones posts as they have really helped me with my quit too (especially members of the October 2011, September Stoppers, November Nopes, Mrs T, Carol62 and all those other long term quitters who take the time to help others in quitting).
I was just doing some reading and thought this was a brilliant post on another forum from someone who has quit and stayed quit.
And looking at her 1 and 2 years quit milestones I think she got this quitting lark down to what it's all about. It really is about how we perceive smoking, once we change our mindset from "what am I giving up" to "wowsers what have I got to gain from this" then the jobs a good un. I see a lot of people wondering what's the best way to give up but I think it really doesn't matter how we give up. It's this mental attitude that get's us to where we want to go - to be a non-smoker!
I see so many successful long term quitters posting on here and it's wonderful to see but do you want to know what they all have in common?....yup, this same positive mental attitude. I know it sounds cheesy but I think it's true. As Lesley (from the story) quotes - Henry Ford said: "If you think you can or think you can't you are right".
Cheers for listening and being there
P.S. It's absolutely lovely to cuddle my 3 year old son and not be worried that I stink of cigarettes, it truly is brilliant. Another big plus is my skin is getting better. I have eczema and psoriasis and guess what...my dry skin is clearing up and my psoriasis has gone, just shows what all those chemicals were doing to our bodies. I'm already gaining loads and losing nothing. XXXXX