This forum is such a great resource! It helped me stop smoking for a year a while back, foolishly I had a cigarette whilst out with drinking and was caught by the nicotine trap again.
I had my last cigarette four days ago, and I'm feeling pretty chuffed with myself.
Now that the working week has started again and the excitement of the Olympics has ended, I'm finding my mind wondering a lot.
It feels like there is a voice in my head saying I should reward myself by smoking one more pack of cigarettes, just one more as it won't hurt and I'll stop after that. I know that this is the worst thing I can do, as it'll never be just one more cigarette.
It's incredible how powerful this nicotine addiction is, it's really messing with my head. I hope I don't have to battle this nicotine monster in my head for too long, it feels awful.
I think I just need to remember:
1: Just take it one day at a time. You are free to smoke, but today I choose not to.
2: Everyday that you don't smoke, the nicotine monster in your head dies a little.
3: It's never just one cigarette.
4: I now don't smell of smoke, I breathe easier, am healthier and am a stronger person for this experience.
I don't really have a question, I just wanted to write this down as a bit of release.
Thanks everyone for the support on this forum. I hope we beat the nicotine together.