I was ready when I quit.
I wasn't quitting for any existing health reason so,
(there was no pressure to quit )
I was prepared but I never focused on the preparation.
(just told myself to wait a little longer in those 4 weeks before I quit)
I knew I was buying my last pack when I put the money on the counter and not before .
In getting down to five a day without any negative thoughts ever, no counting, no denial
(I had proven I didn't have to smoke just because I thought I did.)
I told the store owner who always pulled out two packs when I'd walk through the door I was done.
His jaw dropped. (his kids weren't going to college because of my habit? :-) )
How much more ready could I be?
Quitting doesn't have to be mentally stressful.
It's the not doing what you're used to and, not getting the nicotine, that is uncomfortable.
Most of the negative things we contemplate, never happen, yet, we created them.
It's unlearning the connections
It's not scary
Hate of smoking may not be the answer.
It's time and willingness
to let it go
Make yourself ready to allow it to happen