13 Jul 2021
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Good luck and stay strong. I suggest keeping company with others that don't smoke. Don't let yourself be alone. When I go for a drive now I take one of my kids with me. I don't smoke around them so this forces me to be good. Also, visualize the freedom in your mind of what it will feel like not to be influenced by the cravings. It's hard to do at first when it feels totally natural and normal to light up.
Sign up for things that will keep you busy and keep you around other people in a non smoking env. For example, I decided to help coach my kid's baseball team. It puts me in a situation where I can't easily run off for a smoke. If coaching's not your thing, volunteer for something else. Community activities, your place of worship, etc. Start, or revisit a hobby you love...one that keeps you busy and offers little opportunity to smoke. Whatever works for you, but stay engaged, socializing with others.
Anyway, hope this helps. It's working for me so far, and I went cold turkey 19 days ago. Cravings were insane at first, and now tend to come in waves from time to time. Overall, I'm still in a fog....things seems surreal from time to time, but it's a day by day improvement that's trending in the right direction.