It's 4:55 PM and I successfully completed my first non-smoking work day. I'm based in California and the company I work for went completely smoke-free campus a few years ago so I had already acclimated to not smoking 8 AM - 5 PM for fear of public shaming. It's really looked down upon. Obviously for good reason. I tried so hard to get someone to go to lunch with me because I would normally not smoke with a co-worker anywhere near me but no one could go. I went by myself and guess what, I got a couple urges but ti passed. I know tonight will be the real challenge. Normally because I hadn't smoked all day I would have smoked like 5 cigarettes back to back when I get home. Then on Monday's, I have a regular group I attend where a lot of people smoke and it's sort of a trigger but I'm prepared. Not one more puff ever!!!! Damn it I want to get through this. According to one of the apps I downloaded, I'm at 18 hours 30 minutes since my last smoke. I may post again when I get home at 10 PM but here's some items I'm really, truly grateful for today....
I still can't believe I made it through my morning routine without a smoke
I enjoyed the morning air without smoke.
I didn't waste 20-30 minutes smoking which made me show up late to work.
I smelt good when I got to work and didn't have to worry if my coworkers smelt that I was a human ashtray
I didn't worry about smelling like an ashtray when I came back from lunch.
God, please help me move through my evening as smoothly as my morning and day. Good luck to all of you for the evening