I am new here and I am 10 days into a quit. Already I have started noticing a change in my mentality, and not necessarily directly related to smoking.
As a smoker I was obsessed with the short term; 'When am I going to nip out for my next fag'; 'Have I got enough smokes to last until tomorrow?'; 'I need to go to the shops in a bit to pick up some cigs'....etc etc..
But, it seems, without this constant worry of when I am going to get my next fix, my mentality is starting to shift to a long term approach. I am making long term plans; becoming more organised for future events and, strangely, appreciating the world around me more.
I guess this is the 'freedom' which is associated with quitting. I guess I am just surprised that this has touched other areas of my life and not those directly related to smoking. I actually think this realisation has hampered the craves and made quitting a lot easier.
This is only after ten days so I am looking forward to reaping even more benefits further down the line as I know a lot of members of the forum are a lot further down the line than me - and well done to you all.