I've cruised nicely into week two so far. However I am very aware of the pitfalls that can pop up.
Having tried and failed on pervious attempts I have learnt that these temptations can ruin everything and bring you back to day 1 again.
For example, last night I was tempted to have one of the beers left over from Christmas, but felt a little reluctant as I found drinking beer can be one of those pitfalls that can lead to "oh I'll just have the one cig with a beer"
Well I had 3 beers and wasnt tempted in the slightest.
I'm not for one minute suggesting I've overcome that beer hurdle but I'm very aware of it, this time round.
I really feel different this time about quitting for good. I'm now in the mindset of choosing not to smoke as opposed to "giving up"
To me "giving up" suggests that your denying yourself something. Where as telling yourself I'm choosing "NOT TO" smoke is a lifestyle choice and reinforces ones will power.