06 Feb 2020
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I smoked for over 43 years and quit 3 years ago. I'm not going to lie. It was really hard to do, and I did it cold turkey. I quit with the help of this site.
I had tried to quit many times in the past, but this time was different. This time I told myself I had to get serious, otherwise nothing would ever change. By day 3 I was going out of my mind. But I worked hard to distract myself. I went for a walk, I played computer games, I cooked a meal. When a craving hit, I waited 10 minutes, and then another 10 minutes, until the craving passed. I looked at my list of all the reasons why I wanted to quit. And I told myself over and over that I was choosing to quit.
You may not have been successful in the past, but today is a new day. And every time you try to quit you can learn something about what works for you and what doesn't.
When we quit, we go through a little bit of pain for a whole lifetime of gain. Trust me, it is worth it. It is great to break free from this addiction. You will appreciate the freedom, and the amount of time you regain to do other things.
Never quit trying to quit. One day it is going to stick.