This week I will continue with the weeks one (1) and two (2) challenges as I continue to build on positive habit/lifestyle changes.
Smoke fewer cigarettes – no more than 15 cigarettes daily, I know I should quit smoking altogether, that certainly is my long-term goal.
I started smoking when I was a young girl, about the age of fourteen. At first I only smoked a few cigarettes a day, however over time the number of cigarettes per day has continued to increase. I smoke between a pack and a pack and a half each day. This is 20 – 30 cigarettes per day (usually the latter) – Wow, really sucks.
This week’s challenge is to smoke no more than 15 per day. I realize that this still sounds like a lot, and it is, but I want to slowly decrease the number of cigarettes per day until I no longer smoke at all.
In the past I have tried to quit cold turkey and I have tried using quit smoking aids. I have successful quit for a few months a couple of times but always start back.
For me the physiological addiction is much harder to deal with than the physical addition (nicotine addiction). My hopes are that as I slowly decrease the number of cigarettes I smoke each day I will reprogram the physiological aspect.
It may take several weeks for me to adjust to the decrease in cigarettes but once I have done so, I will set a new challenge to smoke even fewer each day.
I am not sure if this approach will work for me but there is no harm in trying. I really hate this addiction!
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