As I mentioned last week, I've tried to quit smoking a few times and, obviously, I've been unsuccessful.
This time has been different - much different - for a couple of major reasons:
1) I didn't set a date for quitting, it just kind of happened. I lost the desire to smoke and therefore haven't really missed it.
2) I didn't replace it with anything. I don't like the whole "habit replacement" idea, and it's always failed for me because the replacement habit just reminds me of the habit I'm replacing ("why am I sucking on this piece of plastic when I could be enjoying a cigarette?").
Now I don't want to get too far ahead of myself, but I'm feeling pretty positive about things right now.
I could actually be an ex-smoker at last, and that feels really good.