posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 03:54 AM
Today is the 12th day since i last smoked a cigarette. I use to smoke about 20 to 25 cigarettes a day, for almost 13 years.
12 days ago, i just decided to quit. No particular reason really, i just did not want to smoke anymore. Of course there are alot of advantages to
this, however that was not my motivation. I just wanted to quit, and set my mind to it.
I did it cold turkey, i did not use any nicotine gum, or patches, or an e cigarette to help me. I figured, i wanted to purge my body of nicotine, and
not continue giving it nicotine, even though it is in a different shape.
Furthermore, i carried an open packet of cigarettes with me all the time, even now, as i type this, i have it with me, with cigarettes in it. I use it
to test my self control, because imho, this is what it is all about, to fight your natural urge to give in to the craving.
Your mind, or body, especially in the first couple of days will try to make you do things, to justify "having just one", or "let me have this one
more, then i will quit", and those type of thoughts are the thoughts that you will fight.
Day 1 was the hardest by far, i swear, i could think about nothing else that first day, except smoking, it was like i was in a daze, my brain felt
covered in a layer of film, it felt numb, and i was obsessed with smoking. Yet, i fought the urge, and pushed through.
Day 2, it got easier, but hardly easy. I started chewing some cinnamon gum, which seems to have helped alot.
One of the other hardest parts is to get rid of the habit, for example, after dinner, i smoked, with coffee, i smoked, when i get in the car to drive,
i light one etc etc. This pattern is what needs to be broken, and that takes willpower.
Now, i will never be one of those judgemental ex smokers, that tell smokers how bad it is, or that they should quit, etc, because i know how nice it
is to smoke. I made this post, merely as maybe a little bit of inspiration for people trying to quit, just wanting to let them know, it is possible,
but it is not easy.
Do it cold turkey, make your resolve, stick to it, and control yourself. It is very possible.
Every now and again i still get a little craving, but nothing compared to the first couple of days, and easily controllable.
I wish you all the best, if you want to quit.