Getting on with your life after you quit smoking
By the end of week two you hopefully are beginning to realize that everything you did as a smoker can be done as an ex-smoker. It’s a fact you likely didn’t believe when you first quit. The first few days you may have found yourself having to devote an inordinate amount of your time and maybe energy to sustaining your quit. Now though, you should be able to be getting on with your life and not so focused on quitting.
The following resources cover this issue. To be clear, you don’t need to spend your entire day now plowing through these materials. You could go through them slowly over time. The Relapse prevention resources listed below are good examples of materials you could slowly go through over days, weeks or even months just to keep reminding yourselves that the only thing you really need to do now to keep your quit going is to continue to stick to your personal commitment to never take another puff.
- Everything you did as a smoker you can do as an ex-smoker
- Fear of success
- Relapse prevention resources
- Craves or thoughts that occur over time
- The only time I think of smoking is when I get one of your stupid letters
- I’ll come for reinforcement when I need it
- The danger of using Internet quit sites as a crutch to quit smoking
- Come share your strength, come recognize your vulnerabilities
- I will not smoke today