Today marks the first year of me being a quitter. I feel proud that I was able to do it for 1 straight year without smoking a single puff. I feel mentally stronger to resist the temptations and definitely a lot healthier. I did it cold turkey and, in my opinion, is really the way to do it. There are still those moments when I ask myself if I should try it again; but what keeps me sticking to my decision is the fear of relapse.
I think of myself like a successful rehab patient. So whenever smoking crosses my mind, I tell myself I have gone a long way to be tempted just like that.