Well, I failed this time with the 30 day trial on day 3, simply because I made a decision to STOP all activity at that point. I decided instead to continue doing what I was already doing, playing video games, so as to distract me from the fact that I wanted to smoke. I quit smoking one day before I started the trial and did pretty well up until today after work.
Lots of factors at play here, but none of them, I think, kept me from succeeding as much as my own “want to” did. Parts of my 30 day trial stay steady – like the waking up, showering, etc but the parts that don’t stay steady are the cleaning up the car especially. Everything else got done on day 3 before I quit other than cleaning up the car and hitting the bed around 10pm. And since it was all part of the list, I figured, start from scratch in the name of attempting my previous list-method theory.
So, stay tuned for the next update. On the bright side, I failed quitting smoking on day 4, whereas I previously failed on day 3. That’s some improvement as I think I can overcome all the physical withdrawal symptoms fairly easy. The part that got me this time was that I had a really strong withdrawal pang pop up while I was driving back home from closer into town. It caught me off guard, as I didn’t have my quit smoking mp3’s or my quit smoking “what to do if you feel like smoking a cig” list handy. My “what-to-do … ” list got deleted when my pda decided to kill all my data when it crashed … but, i did backup my shizzle before that happened so I’ll just have to restore the documents.
Next time, I need to make it a point to have those items available 24×7. We’ll see what happens then.