Here I am – D10 in my journey to a better life.
Last few days have been ok, very few cravings. The first day was the most difficult to bear because I could not imagine life without smoking and all the negative feelings associated with it . Looking back I think that in the end is all an illusion and the chemical addiction was doing the talking/thinking and not me.
Well, I have worked hard to keep the smoking away. I had no cravings from D2-D10 which I thought was odd, but I did lots of reading around and kept away from potential cravings or other triggers.
I thought that I better be prepared rather than have to deal with it when it happens or worse – give in. So for the last 10 days, I have
-Kept away from smoking friends ,had all kind of excuses not to see them – some of them do not know that I have stopped;
-Worked from home and kept only very urgent meetings;
-I have fired one of my customers who was getting on my nerves and was in fact a big “smoking trigger” for me; never felt better in my life!
-Been quite busy with my work , short deadlines and no time for distractions; during breaks I went for a walk with my baby dog;
-Got lot of help from you guys when I needed ;
-And in general kept busy doing things that I really love doing (btw had no idea that there are so many options to arrange your music collection!)
What I can say is that it was not a walk in a park,I sincerely expected much worse , had done a lot of prep work and there is still a long way for me to go.