I don't know why today is the day I decided to post for my first time on this site. Maybe my nearly 6th anniversary in mind bought me back here tonight. I just wanted to say that this site absolutely helped me to quit. I was not registered but watched and read avidly all that happened during my quit. I tried everything available 6 years ago to quit an addiction I had become totally embarrassed about. There was nowhere left for me to socially enjoy this lovely friend of mine and when I stopped wanting to go out because I couldn't enjoy being with my old friend I decided to say goodbye. It wasn't easy when I tried to quit numerous times before, I was moody, irritable, vicious, tearful and everything in between. Then one day Early in a quit, I visited a friend and she said some very wise words to me 'I was a 40 a day smoker, I'm so happy to have quit!' I had read 'the easy way to quit smoking' by Alan Carr already but the way she was so happy made it all click for me. Why was I so miserable that I wasn't smoking - isn't this what I wanted - yes so I'm happy - and eveyday I woke up thinking thank god I haven't smoked - I'm happy! Sounds weird I know but just turn it on its head and ask yourself this question 'do I want to smoke?' Is the answer no? If you don't want to smoke then be happy about it. The cigarette companies just want us to think it's too hard to quit but I think we are brainwashed - it's not hard it's just being happy in our decision. Good luck to all those on day one - it's not hard it's just wanting to be happy with the decision to quit. I didn't think I could do it and here I am 6 years on totally happy and hardly scathed (but keeping track of other quitters on here others helped so much). Thanks so much for the site and keep up the great work x
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