I spent the month before I quit changing my smoking routine each day by telling myself to wait a little longer when I wanted to smoke.There were no hours or minutes spent thinking how long it was going to be before I could smoke again. I never got restless or focused on quitting because, when I wanted a smoke, I had one. No denial ever.
When that month ended, I was down from a pack a day to 5 a day.
I was ready and had no fear for I had proven to myself I didn't need to smoke just because I though of smoking.
I never thought too much about the ramifications of quitting beforehand.
It became a decision at the end of the month, not a wish, not a hope, a decision.
There was no fighting.
I had some despair in the first 100 days, but I realized that smoking wouldn't take the despair away.
People who go back to smoking stress themselves out and choose to smoke because they don't know any different.
If you will stop sabatoging yourself you can learn to be free.