12 Aug 2019
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I totally validate how you're feeling! The three month mark for me was brutal! I was totally thrown off by the intense cravings (I think I even posted something about this).
As atp says, it's almost like that addicted part of our brain is desperately is begging us to smoke … just give up on the quit! So happy you're not!
As well, counting the days, weeks, hours etc., started to irritate me. It just seemed that I was telling myself, "okay … I'm at day 63, or day 72 … I can do another day." This was useful in the beginning, but it started to take my focus away from being a non-smoker to nsomeone who has abstained from smoking for a certain number of days. And I stopped counting. I know that I'm coming up to five months, but unless I do the math, I have no clue how many days since my last cigarette.
I can say this … after the three month point there is a shift and I can honestly say with conviction that I will never smoke again. As a matter of fact I sometimes look back and see myself smoking and it just feels so foreign to me now.
So as always, be proud and keep doing everything you're doing. You totally got this, my quit friend!