I hope you are all well....and spanking it to your quit!
I have been off work today and had plenty of time to think...a very dangerous thing to do I know....got a headache after a while!
I think I am coming to a tipping point in my quit.
I will soon be attempting to rid myself of my nicotine addiction, just as I have done with my smoking habit.
To me, the two things are poles apart.
I know I am a nicotine addict....I've always known I hated smoking!
If I am really honest the psychological breaking of the habit has been a lot easier this time (a large reason being this forum and my quit buddies).
It is ridding myself of the physical addiction to nicotine that I feel a little apprehensive about.
I know I am probably making more of this than I should but the "fear" of stopping the NRT is comparable to the "fear" of stopping smoking.
However, I know it is the final step in the action plan towards completing my quit.....no question...it will happen!
I have been thinking about my current state of mind and exactly where I am in my own quit.
To be blunt, not smoking is becoming boring and tedious....this I am grabbing and holding onto as a good sign!
I suppose I have been guilty of committing Allen Carr's cardinal sin....I have been "waiting for something to happen!" when in fact it happened, for me, on the 16th October 2012 .... around lunchtime.....just after a ham salad sandwich. (Funny, at this stage I can remember what I had for lunch....but not my last smoke......that's a great feeling!)
I feel I am at a tipping point now.
I feel half way up the ladder, pausing to look around and to be honest enjoying the company and the view......I do see a couple of snakes ahead but there is no way I'm sliding down them any time soon!! Not on my watch!
So 3,4,5,6 month+ and long term quitters......
I would love to know what stage are you at with your quit....and what lies up ahead?
Take care peeps