I'm not sure what's happened to me the past couple of days. I've been off work since Friday and for some reason I always found weekends/days off work more difficult.
However, the past couple of days it has suddenly hit me that I am so happy I am not smoking any more. I hadn't realised how fed up smoking was making me - worrying about what I was doing to my health, my money, my smelly clothes and always having to plan my life around when I could have my next cigarette. I'm not even having any of those "one won't hurt" thoughts which have been my downfall before. I used to tell people I liked smoking and I'm now beginning to realise that was my addiction talking not me.
I have no idea what's happened. This time last week part of me was wishing I could go outside with the smokers at a work Christmas do. The thought of never smoking again used to be a dream, I'm now starting to believe I might just be able to do this. There will probably still be challenging days ahead but I just thought I'd share this as I'm usually here complaining about how difficult quitting is.
I'd like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and say thank you for the support and encouragement so far.