I DID IT!!
I accomplished my goal! I haven’t smoked for an entire month, and I couldn’t be prouder of myself.
When I look back on these past 30 days, I realize I’ve come a very long way. Today I did not feel any withdrawal symptoms at all, so I feel I’m basically past the physical.
What a great feeling it is to know that nicotine is no longer in my body.
This is my new life.
I’m still a little sick from the cold I acquired from the weather climate changes, but that’s not going to stop me from celebrating my new found freedom. I haven’t gone this long without smoking in years!
One month may not seem like a long time to a non-smoker, but to smokers, it’s an eternity!
When I look back and think about what I’ve all accomplished, it’s just amazing what I can actually do!
You can ask anybody who’s quit, and they will tell you how hard it actually is. If any of you think it’s going to run smooth, and you’ll be free from nicotine in a day or so without worries, think again.
You are in for the ride of your life!
Quitting basically consumed me. It consumed my everyday life.
Once I hit 30 years old, I knew I had to quit because of the health consequences I had already gotten. I got bronchitis when I was 27.
However, I don’t really remember putting an aggressive effort into quitting until I hit 30. After that, I was living by days.
What do I mean by that?
Well, if it was Tuesday, it wasn’t just any old Tuesday, it was Day 3. Wednesday was Day 4.
Then I would relapse and go back to square one. Sunday was Day 1. Monday was Day 2. Tuesday I relapsed and back to square one I went. Thursday was now Day 1. Friday would be Day 2.
See how this all works?
My life wasn’t normal anymore.
I hated it, and I hated myself for doing it. All those negative thoughts about myself made me relapse even more times.
After a while, it became a joke.
My friends would see me not smoking one minute, and then 2 weeks later, I would be chain smoking.
Of course I’d give some lame excuse as to why I started back up, but I always did.
My friends began to doubt me and not take me serious.
I relapsed 100’s of times. I’m not even joking.
This put a strain on friendships, family members, and work. There is not one thing in my life that wasn’t affected by my smoking addiction one way or another.
From the moment I woke up and until I went to bed, I was an addict.
I also knew that if I didn’t quit, I’d be dead relatively early in life.
I’d say with the way I was going, smoking almost 2 packs of cigarettes a day, I was going to die in 5 years.
I drank way too much, I smoked way too much, and I consumed way too much caffeine. I was an addict of them all.
You truly have to wake up one day and decide right then and there that you want to change your life around for the better starting that moment.
It had to be done, and I am 100% glad this happened. My life has totally turned around for the better.
I am moving forward.
So just do it! There is no time to waste!
I can guarantee you RIGHT NOW that you will feel 100% better if you quit.
Yes, the physical withdrawal sucks. If it didn’t suck, everyone would quit, but they don’t.
But it is so worth it in the end.
Once you get past the first couple weeks, it gets much easier. You think you won’t be able to do the same things you did as a smoker, but now as a non-smoker. But that is incorrect thinking, and once you stop, you’ll quickly find out that is not true.
In fact, you’ll be able to do MORE things!
How many things in life are you not able to do, even though you want to, because you are out of shape, lazy, and a chain smoker? I can list dozens of things I liked to do that I CAN do now.
Ever wanted to run a mile? You won’t be doing that as long as you smoke. There are many things to think about.
I can’t stress this enough: QUIT SMOKING!! GO FOR THE GOLD, FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS, AND BE WHO YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE!
It absolutely CAN happen! The first step, is truly being ready to quit.
GO FOR IT!!