and.......hmm hmmm, (shhh --- how's it going).
Quitting is a state of mind,,,,prodded along of course by the demanding thoughts of better health in the offing!! I've tried many ways, many times...
Have had some successes, short and long, which doesn't seem like much of a success when one falls off the wagon,,,but they really are!
Oh and the excuses we use....usually caused by stress,,it's better to find the cause of the stress instead of finding a smoke (by then you've forgotten about it)
Having someone else in the house smoking is no help either,,,but really, that's just another one of those excuses.
'They' say, that cold turkey is best, and I'd agree but only on one condition.....when your mind is absolutely made up! I've done it that way, but if you're really not ready...it doesn't work......set a date ???? that was a set up for disappointment.
Now one thing that does give a person some determination is needing an operation and they won't do it if you're smoking,,, so for a long time I got down to a 10 a day, and since I was re-couping, I wasn't much in the mood to be mobile and go outside, so just staying in the bedroom, meditating, or reading or tv but mostly sleeping,I didn't seem to mind so much. I'd say within the last 4 mo I've been down to 5, so it's something that is slowly just becoming something that I don't even think of very much, in fact I rarely actually finish one in one sitting....it just becomes something that you really don't want. I call myself a non-smoker incognito. I also like the extra dollars...oh yeah, that's a good one!
So don't slam yourself,,,it'll happen,,,,,just get in the mental mode about it....convince yourself (no promises though - that's devastating when you break one of those |!!! and guilt on top of it all is not a good thing.
so keep up the good work,,,,you'll always have lots of lovin support here...