I quit for over 3 years sometime back and unfortunately started back however I just remembered something that helped me back when I did my quit sometime back-maybe helpful to others. I am starting new again-BTW!
We as smokers mentally brand ourselves as smokers as if we smoked non stop all day long.
If we consider one cigarette takes about 5 minutes to smoke and I smoke 20 a day( a pack)- that means I am really only smoking 100 minutes a day- which means i really only smoke a fraction of time each day- most of the day really I spend as a non smoker or not smoking.
I feel like it helped me before to realize most of my day is actually spent not smoking-so that is an interesting thought- even as smokers we get thru all but 100 minutes a day (as a pack a day user smoking) which means i get thru most of my day not smoking!
Hope that makes sense and is helpful
I do realize the addiction is a separate issue-however this realization was helpful knowing i do most things during a day -even as a smoker -without smoking. In any 12 hour day-(unless you smoke 5 packs a day)- I only spend less than an hour and a half smoking. Its was kind of interesting to realize that even as a smoker I don't smoke the most of the day- just a small fraction of it.
Hope this helps- it does for me.