I have posted on here before. Yes, I have tried on many occasions to quit and I fail every time. Today is a brand new day, and day 1 of my quit. I believe I have only learned from my failed attempts in the past. This time, I am ready. I have my NRT ready to help me through. I would love to attempt this quit cold turkey however, I just do not have the time. With such a busy lifestyle and too many responsibilities, I can't find those keys days just to get through the cold turkey process. Nonetheless, the NRT works, I know that and that is my plan.
Having learned a lot from my previous quit attempts, my biggest difficulty is sleeping. For some reason I find it so difficult to fall asleep when I am giving up however, I am armed and ready. I have downloaded my meditation app, I have charged my kindle (so I can just read until I feel tired), I have bought a journal to write in for those moments when I am really struggling, I have this hub to write on and read other people stories, I have my boyfriends support and I have my NRT. I have literally spent the last couple of weeks preparing for this moment.
I have been smoking since I was 16 years old. I am now 36 (blimey that is a long time!!!). I hide the fact that I smoke from my family and it would be bliss for me to not have to hide this habit anymore. I take my dogs out for 2/3 walks everyday and always get out of breath and I can't hold a conversation whilst I am walking without getting out of breath. It is getting me down so much that I am so aware of changes that I need to make. A 36 year old, who can't walk up a hill without struggling! I am not overweight, I am just unhealthy, unfit and smoking is holding me back. Whilst I love the taste of a cigarette, its just not worth it. I don't know why I do it to myself.
I am generally the sort of person who sets too many goals and then I fail. I set myself up for failure most of the time, so I have decided that the only goal I am going to set for myself is to get through the rest of the year without a cigarette. There is no point in putting too many pressures out there. I can treat myself in the meantime, every time I reach a milestone.
Reading every ones stories on here helps and to anyone in the same boat as me, I wish you all the best of luck.
I'll be back to report on my progress xx