I see so many people say that they slipped and smoked because they had stress in their life I would think like that back when I first stopped smoking. My friends made me realize that I was always going to have stress and many problems in my life no matter what. I saw my friends stay smoke free even when someone passed away, lost their job, had IRS problems, relationship problems but they did not smoke. I can clearly see it now I had to have the excuse to smoke I would say I was stressed, sad, mad, lonely, or had anxiety the list goes on and on. I finally saw what my friends were saying to me to hang in there and deal with my problems. One of my friends told me if I can’t do anything about a problem then concentrate on the things I can change and not the things I can’t. I got to this point in my quit by listening to my friends advice and watching how they handle problems. I learned how to meditate to ease stress and to take time for myself instead of always doing what others wanted me to do. I think going through the withdrawals was the easy part it was the mind games that come with this addiction that was the hardest for me but I choose to deal with my addiction instead of giving in to it.
I have been quit for 1 Year, 2 Months, 15 hours, 46 minutes and 21 seconds (426 days). I have saved $1,247.96 by not smoking 6,399 cigarettes. I have saved 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 5 hours and 15 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 10/31/2008 12:00 AM
Happy New Year!!!