The first 2 weeks are rough as is the first 30 days, then it gets easier and easier as each month passes. Just keep telling yourself I'm not smoking today, I don't do that anymore, NOPE, NOPE, NOPE. if you have to take a drive down the road and scream your full head off, then so be it. Keep yourself occupied. You find yourself crawling the walls, remove yourself and find something else to do, distract yourself. Go for a walk, rip off some wallpaper or shelf paper. Find something that requires some concentration but is physical. For the next few months your concentration will be a little foggy but it will pass. At around 6 months, the clouds will clear and you'll find yourself making more and more memories without smoking. Hang in there.... this can be done. My name is Lori. I was a heavy smoker for 43 years at 2 packs a day. I've been quit now for a year. this can be done !!!!
You have an abundance of support here. We were all smokers at one point or another and know exactly what you are going through and will be going through. Just remember that no question is a dumb question. No feeling is a silly feeling.
Here's a short video to watch to get you started on discovering why https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyIJo7VCdPE
Be sure to blog your cravings or your blues away. You'd be amazed how similar we all are here. You'll be reviewing those from time to time through this process. So it's important. If you're not comfortable blogging on a public forum, then buy yourself a notebook and blog in there daily. We're still here if you need a question answered or just want to share a moment with us. No one judges here. Below are some links to some of my blogs that I feel are informative and may hit home for some of you.