I finally quit smoking 2 weeks ago.

Last Update: June 25, 2017

I was gonna write this post the day I decided to quit, but I've quit so many times I wanted to be absolutely sure I was done before I shared this story with you all. I've smoked at least a pack every 2 days for the last 25 years and have tried and failed many times to quit, so what's so different this time?

I HAVE NO IDEA!!

I just decided I was done. I finished the last 5 or 6 cigarettes I had in that last pack and decided never to buy another. I even went to the 7-11 on the corner and made the lady I usually get my smokes from promise to never sell me cigarettes again. (She did...and turned me down when I came back 3 days later...I love her)

Next I told all my Facebook friends that I was quitting. I had to be held accountable because it is so easy to slip when it comes to nicotine. I was surprised to see an outpouring of support. People who never comment on my posts were wishing me luck and offering advice. It was really quite humbling. I'm telling you all this to share the most important part of all this...

I FINALLY FOUND MY NICHE!!!!!! lol

My journey isn't over, I still have cravings for cigarettes and have to be careful not to slip up and start up again out of pure habit, but I think exploring "Quitting Smoking" as a Niche, has some awesome potential. Stay tuned party people...Flizzy's life just got interesting!!

Thanks for reading, and wish me luck

Flizzy!!

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accad Premium
You are right, that's a good niche.
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Flizzy Premium
Thanks, it's funny, I started talking about it and it just hit me...I'm not the only one who wants to quit!!
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accad Premium
Sure, there are many.
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PeterK77 Premium
Awesome work Flizzy,

Can't wait until I reach that point as well. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers,

Peter
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Flizzy Premium
The only advice I can give is don't worry about being a jerk...I was so worried that the cravings would turn me into some kinda monster to my co workers and family.
I had a few grouchy days early on but the stronger I felt (started working out as well) the easier it got. It all starts with a decision to be stronger than the smokes.
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PeterK77 Premium
Awesome man. Good to keep in mind. I read something recently by Eben Pagan about how most behavioral experiences have the polar opposite feelings in them. He was using food as an example, but I could see it would be a useful as a thought pattern with quitting smoking as well.

He said that you could sit down and have a whole bag of corn chips, and that the initial experience of salt and sugar and cheese and crunch and all that good stuff would satisfy you long term, but obviously in the end you'd get fat and sick - 2 polar opposites in the one. Then he says eating raw broccoli would not be as satisfying when you start eating it, but the health benefits in the long term are amazing - again the 2 polar opposites from the same action.

I guess I'll take your words and think of this as well and just stop. So sick of them anyway. Good luck with your new niche!

Cheers,

Peter
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Congratulations, I know how hard that one is to do. I have been smoking the e-cig for a few years now and gradually lowering the nicotine. I tried everything before but the e-cig has helped me the most. Good luck on your new niche, I think it will do very well.
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digitalwisdo Premium
Congrats! That is a huge accomplishment. "Just Go!"
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