Sometimes you just need a kick in the ass to make changes that you should’ve made a long time ago.
I quit smoking.
Now don’t get too excited. My last cigarette was just last night. But I have no intention of buying another pack. Ever. I even wrote “LAST PACK” on the pack of cigs I had yesterday to burn the idea into my brain.
I bought nicotine gum for support. When I have tried quitting in the past I tend to get super anxious after about a day of not smoking. Apparently this is nicotine withdrawal. Maybe the gum will help prevent me from lighting up again.
Now I am just readjusting my patterns of thinking. I’m not trying to quit. I’m not in the process of quitting. I straight up QUIT SMOKING. I am now a non-smoker. This is the difference between me quitting in the past and me quitting now. My mind is ready for it. There is nothing in the back of my mind telling me that it’s all a lie.
I will say one thing about the reason behind this decision/action: Sometimes it’s easier to quit smoking for the benefit of someone else than it is to quit for the benefit of yourself.