Ok I did it. NO I haven’t quit smoking, but I picked a day to quit smoking. Before you think, heh big deal you picked a day, please let me tell you that this is more than I have ever done in regards to quitting. In fact, just thinking about quitting smoking causes the emotions in my head to get so fired up that I end up lighting up another cigarette to ‘calm my nerves’.
I honestly don’t remember a time that I didn’t smoke. No, I don’t remember my first cigarette. I don’t remember why I started, as I said, it’s just something that I have always done. It’s hard to find a picture of me without a cigarette in my hand. I wake up, I smoke. I drink coffee, I smoke. I walk the dog, I smoke. I drive the car, I smoke. Talk about a list of triggers?!?!?
I have been trying to make a list of reasons to quit smoking, and I keep coming up with more reasons not to. (self sabotaging much?)
I made a promise that I would quit. I picked a day. August 15, 2018.
The things that I have been reading about quitting smoking say that some helpful tips are to: make a plan, pick a day, tell friends and family etc. I am working on the plan.
Would you mind sharing your story about quitting with me?
What were your reasons for quitting?
What tools did you find helpful in quitting?
What positives did you personally notice after quitting?
What was the hardest part about quitting? How did you work through that?
Anyone want to jump on the wagon with me?