Hope everybody is well?
Just started my 4th week and I can honestly say that there are the beginnings, regardless of how small!!, of the "escape" kicking in!
I feel more confident that this is actually going to happen this time. That the quit wont fail!
I am sure, going by the excellent advice on here, that I will have to keep my guard up but this is the longest I have ever been quit and I look forward to it staying that way!!
Every now and then I still realise I am not thinking about smoking in the same way. I believe I may have passed through my mourning stage!
Sure I still think of it .... a LOT .... but somehow it doesn't seem the same!!
I am actually thinking things like wonder what we have planned for this weekend, wonder whats for tea. (I'm actually enjoying my food again without panicking about needing to smoke afterwrds.)
My brain is "slowly" realising that:
I can actually do all the things I used to do before I quit.
I AM the same person
I can still laugh (never thought that would happen!!)
I can handle the "work situation"
My head feels a little numb after all the "internal conversations" that my conscious and subconscious have been having but slowly, gradually, the subconscious is hopefully beginning to listen!!
I have been repeating the following two positive affirmations (that I saw on another site) to myself over that last couple of days, I think they may be helping to get the message through.
"I have no need or desire to smoke"
"I love myself just enough to release myself from my relationship with smoking"
I sincerely hope that this is a turning point for me and that the sky gets blue-er from here on out!!
Hope everyones quit is going well and take care