09 Dec 2021
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Well, Ive managed to quit smoking in work.. thats a good step in the right direction cos I was taking breaks on the hour come hail, thunder, snow or sun... I was out sparking up. So I happy with this progress. Got a new puffer yoke to help me and I can use that in my office. I still go outside and use it there but nowhere near as often as I used to. Seeing others smoke outside isnt really bothering me yet.
At home in the evenings and the mornings before work is a different story. But today Im really gonna try not to head to the store for a pack. Its all just pure habit and routine. I love sitting out the back in the sun with a glass of wine and smoking away to beat the band one after the other. But I know its stupid and my partner hates the smell of the ashtray... so thats incentive to quit. We're also looking at holidays now for September and then again in December so with the money I save by not buying a pack everyday, Ill soon have the money for these luxuries... we all need something to look forward to. So today Ive asked that when I get home, we have a glass of wine out the back but then go for a walk... just to break up the routine. Smokes now cost $15.50 here and if I do the math, every day at least one pack... its a no brainer. And for what? to clog my arteries, mess up my lungs, smell bad and look green in the face.
I dont think so! Im gonna tackle this no head on and I think Im ready.
I hear you with those days of struggle... the start is always the hardest but the motivation keeps you going. Then its just a matter of sticking to your guns and holding firm. And the terrible threes.. 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months... I recall that from my last big quit.
Onwards and upwards now. Ive done it for work... this is the third day of not smoking there. Just an extra push now to eliminate em from at home.