Blogging here because it helps me stay focused on why I refuse to smoke anymore.
I need to keep my reasons at the forefront of my brain and reinforce them regularly. Otherwise, the addicted part of my brain will hide them.
And I have really good reasons to quit.
First: I want to get rid of the puffy bags under my eyes. They make me look old and tired ALL THE TIME. I hate them. I have bad allergies and smoking makes them much worse (I know, right? Bad allergies and still smoking. Not the shiniest dime in the piggy bank). There is no pill, no potion, no serum, no acupressure spot, no device, no ice pack ever invented the will prevent or correct those puffy bags. I know this for a FACT because I have tried every pill, potion, serum, acupressure, etc. They might help a little, but reducing massive puffy bags to merely large puffy bags isn't the same as having no bags to begin with.
An ounce of prevention truly is worth a pound of cure (and many hundreds of dollars, too).
I woke up this morning and the bags under my eyes were there, and puffy, but not massive. This is win!
I know it will take months maybe longer for my sinuses to recover and the bags to disappear. I wish I had taken a "before" photo so I could compare. I might do that today to see where I am in another week.
I confess that my number one reason to quit might seem shallow. It probably is - but it motivates me so that makes it perfect.
Keeping the quit