If you're reading this and thinking of quitting, maybe you've been giving some thought to when the best time to actually take the plunge might be.
Obviously not now, because there is far too much going on in your life right now to even think about quitting smoking. The kids are playing up / the inlaws are visiting at the weekend / the washing machine has flooded the kitchen / the car broke down / you're stressed out at work / [insert your excuses here].
If you're smoking right now, I'll bet without too much effort you can list a handful of reasons why now is not the right time. Of course, usually we think of reasons which are short term problems - look at your list of reasons and you can probably convince yourself that you'll have them all dealt with within a week, or a fortnight at the very most. With that lot out of the way, you'll be able to turn your attention to the serious business of quitting - and you know it's a serious business don't you, that's why you need all these other distractions cleared first. So, having rationalised your current situation, you convince yourself that the ideal time to quit is in a fortnight - not right now, but really really soon, just around the corner in fact.
I used to do this all the time. Looking back, I realise I did it for years:eek:. Every time I cleared my current set of problems, a new set would come and take their place - and just like the last set, I could see my way through them in a couple of weeks, and then it would be time, oh yes, for sure, no messing this time:rolleyes::rolleyes:.
Those weeks quickly turn into years. Those problems are not really problems at all, they are just life happening. Your addict mind seizes on them as excuses. Stop letting the addiction win - the time to stop is not next week or next month, it's RIGHT NOW:D