For me, I believe, it is all about my brain. It has gotten so tricky in past quits, and I have worked to keep it down. This morning I can feel the undercurrent of wanting a cigarette. It is stronger this morning. No real surges, just hanging out in the background. So how do I deal with it? A big part is the preparation before I quit. I knew this was coming, and I am ready to handle it. I also face it, identify it, bring it out into the light. I know I do not want to smoke, and this is not a real threat. I can easily handle this, yes, I will not smoke even if it gets worse. Smoking really sucks. And yes, I believe my brain has finally decided to join the winning side (The quitting side) and is no longer making up reasons to smoke again.
And so I am not fearful I will run out to the store to buy cigarettes. I know I will not. And I will keep reading and writing here, for you all have helped me, and my hope is that I can return the favor in some small way.
Enjoy the day, New Quitters, Old Quitters, and Soon to quit quitters!