Day 17 - Emerging from the vortex

Blog Post created by tlajbenn on Aug 3, 2017

I am still here and remaining smoke free. I have 16 DOF under my belt and working on day 17. I feel good in my quit. Symptoms are lessening and controllable for the last several days.  I feel like I have been emerging out of a vortex  I was so consumed with not smoking for the first 2 weeks that it felt like a swirling vortex of where I could only focus on getting through the day. Now the fog is breaking up and I actually have long spells when I forget about smoking or not smoking.  I'm starting to feel more like myself again. 

I walk in the morning as soon as I get up (except today because I slept too late) which has decreased my morning anxiety. I move more slowly than I used to, but I am taking notice of the world around me more too. Guess what: I get so annoyed with traffic still, but it doesn't make me want to smoke. 

I am going to remain cautious because I know a big craving could come along and blind side me at any time. But I am not going to stop living in anticipation of it. I have my tools ready and will fight it head on.