06 Feb 2020
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Congrats on your 3 smoke free weeks. Good for you!
I love your attitude. You are so right. It is not what we are missing, it is what we are gaining. I often tell people to get excited about their quit, because it is not every day that you can change your life in such a meaningful way. I quit cold turkey, too, over 5 years ago. I tried to focus on all the positive things that come with quitting, and that really helped me to stay strong.
Your children do need you. And also, you want to set a good example for them. I know it's still hard right now, but stay the course. As you know, minutes turn into hours, hours turn into days, and before you know it, weeks go by. Your quit will become more and more valuable to you as times goes on.
Keep doing things to distract yourself. And give yourself little rewards along the way. Positive reinforcement does help. And remember, you are stronger than your addiction. Believe in yourself. You deserve to be a non-smoker!