29 Nov 2017
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Although I don't drive (I take public transportation to work), I used to have about 3 cigarettes before I even left for work in the morning. Starting the first day of my quit, I just kept telling myself, "I am choosing not to smoke." That became my mantra, because it really is a choice. Not putting a pack of smokes in my purse before I left home was so daunting. I just stood there staring at my purse for 10 minutes or so, asking, "Should I or shouldn't I?" Ultimately, I decided that no, I would not put cigarettes in my purse, I was serious about quitting and I had to give it up. Easier said than done, but doable nevertheless.
You will quickly discover that you have more time in the mornings when you don't waste any of it smoking. You can probably sleep in for a little bit longer. In fact, maybe try to change your morning routine a bit. Give yourself less time to dawdle. Get dressed, drink your coffee, brush your teeth and make your way out the door. You will still get bad breath because the poisons will still be coming out, but each time you brush your teeth, your mouth will get fresher and fresher, until all the poison is gone and your breath will smell normal again.
You have quit once before, and you can do it again. Believe in yourself, kit. You have what it takes to get the job done. You are stronger than your addiction.