If you are like me, you tried many, many times to quit. I tried different physical supports to quit, Chantix, patches, gum, and more. Nothing worked for me until I changed my frame of thinking. Please share your successes/tips/suggestions on how you quit. Here's mine;
I credit my quit with many things (my resolve, support from quit communities, and more)
But, I quit this time because I did something different. I started viewing the craves as something good instead of something bad. By doing that, I stopped fearing the cravings and I started embracing them as they came. In a manner of speaking, I looked the devil in the eyes and tried to understand him.
From this I learned, at first, the craves came every 20 minutes, lasted approximately 2 minutes. When they came I "experienced" them. I was willing to ride the wave of the crave so to speak. I didn't try to run away from them, I ran to them. Talk about sucking the power out of those craves, that thinking certainly did.
I have been smoked free for 933 days. I view myself always as in recovery from nicotine and I never underestimate the power of nicotine. I give it (nicotine) its due as a very formidable force, nothing to play with. I can never, ever have just one, there is no such thing for this nicotine addict.
Please share some of your mental gymnastics of how you quit nicotine.