This is my 5th or 6th quit attempt over past four years. The first one lasted about six months. The second one about a month. And the others a few weeks at a time. I wouldn't say over- confidence but it was a weak moment that made me slip each time- the 'what could one cig do to me' slippery slope.
On this quit, which I am determined to make my final attempt, I am now on Day 5. I don't think I have been stressed or climbing walls yet, but the urges over last two days have been quite strong. I have managed them by eating clean and drinking lots of water. I have followed Videos from Joel Spitzer and the Easy Way by Alan Carr to help me quit each time. What they say has made the most sense to me at an intellectual level and has given me the motivation to quit- I just need to avoid the slippery slope syndrome.
And that is why I am here. To share my weakness with others who may have walked the path before me... Just being able to talk and learn from other's experience(s) serves as a way to cope doesn't it?
Wish me luck folks and good luck to all who are also on this journey.