I woke up this morning and didn't even remember today was my 6 year anniversary until just a few minuets ago. Thats how much I think about smoking these days.. Hardly ever.
Smoking is not something I dwell on anymore because we broke up 6 years ago. Good riddance..
I used to plan everything and I mean EVERYTHING, around them....they dictated every part of my day from the moment I woke up until I went to bed. I always obsessed to make sure I would not be without them. Now I cannot even tolerate others 'smoking' around/near me. Its a huge turn off.
HOW I DID IT....after being a victim of MYSELF ( because I was the only one responsible for not making the best choice for me) and many failed quits......
1. Started with admitting I was powerless over Nicotine and needed God to point me in the right direction.
I submitted. The final straw.
2. Educated myself on WHY nicotine held me so tight, Learning from this site, read Alan Carrs book THE EASYWAY TO
QUIT SMOKING), which was a life changing eye opener to me. Fast short read Highly recommended.
3. Made a plan for what I would do in all situations instead of smoke. Even went as far as filling up a jar in the kitchen with tons of slips of paper that had little suggestions. So when a crave came, I would usually go there first.
4. Made decision to make the CHOICE not to smoke through thick and thin because thick and thin moments happen to
non-smokers as well. Pulled up my big girls panties and N.O.P.E. since.
1. Vicks Vapor Rub and the inhaler were a Godsend for me. For some reason it calmed me down and squished
cravings away almost immediately.
2. Drank a lot of water
3. Cleaned my house like a white tornado. Nothing was left amiss.
4. Used a mini tramp I kept near to jump away craves.
One more thing. I was pretty active on EX prior to my FINAL quit but I was so embarrassed at all my failures I stayed away till I had some good 'time' under my belt. I dont recommend that.
My favorite quit quote that also apply to other areas in my life:
Have a wonderful Day. N.O.PE.
Missy-6 years freedom as of today
What comes easy , won't last and what lasts won't come easy.