Does all the counting and keeping track of your triggers before you quit really mean anything or help?
I smoked whenever I wanted and could. Didn't you?
I wasn't a chimney at a pack a day but was a "solid smoker."
Why would I want to focus on thinking of quitting smoking all day, everyday before I even quit when all I have to do is change my thought for a moment?
I think it bogs most people down and makes them think of quitting as "too much work."
I believe all the conscious counting makes quitting more work than it needs to be and puts quitting in a negative light before you begin, then, when you do quit, you believe you have to think about smoking or not smoking or you're not doing something right.
I'd rather just "tell myself to wait a little longer" when I want to smoke, which is what I did, and then let the naturalness of that action lower the amount and change my cycle of smoking automatically to prepare me to quit
Just Counting Cats
Much Less Stressful