It’s been 2 weeks and a bit since I decided to stop smoking. Not “quit” just stopped. Once an hour my body says smoke and I say no. Quitnet.com tells me that I’ve been saying this for 15 days, 17 hours, 57 minutes and 32 seconds and I’ve said it to 394 cigarettes.
How am I doing? Surprisingly well considering the amount of years I actually smoked.
Why won’t you say you’ve quit? This, to me, is the secret of my success so far. Quitting implies that you’ll never, ever smoke again. A lot of pressure. Deciding not to have a cigarette just because my body (or more correctly my mind) says I “need” one is just a minor hurdle to clear. No big deal.
So now I’ve said NO 394 times. My brain thinks I should be lighting up right now. Time for another decision.