For an older woman, quitting smoking can be a miracle.
TIP: Don't crave that first cigarette in the morning. Go into the kitchen and have a cup of tea. Don't go up and downstairs to find any during the day
THROW OUT YOUR LIGHTERS AND ALL OF YOUR CIGARETTES.
a) I put my plastic cube table by my porch glider on my front porch and played solitaire when I went out there with a cola.
b) I took a book out on the porch this summer and came in if I wasn't reading it.
c) I bought plastic straws and kept them handy to relieve the anxiety of puffing on a cigarette and chewed on them every so often.
d) I bought tootsie pops.
e) I kept my phone handy especially on my front porch.
f) I had my phone wish-list with five favorite friends to talk about my non-smoking goal to quit.
g) I got a prescription for the Nicotine Patchs and placed the first one on early at 8:30 A.M. Then took it off at 24 hours later until I had used them all.
h) Gum was also an exceptional help.
i) I took 10:15 A.M. walks to the Stop Sign at the end of our lane.
j)I said my prayers.
k)I got two books from the library every two weeks.
l) I used my treadmill and exercise bike in my basement so as not to get anxious when feeling bored.
m) Used good, tasty meals that are satisfying. Kept granola bars on hand.
n) I got in touch with the American Cancer Society to see if they knew anything about quitting and they offered me an online specialist. I spent a month on the line with one of their specialist with weekly appointments. They said they will call me back in six months to see how I am doing.
o) I visited www.cancer.org even though I have no cancer, the site still has help for serious quitters undergoing kicking the habit.
p) I thought of how good I would feel when I quit and how much better my friends would think of me.
q) I carefully thought of writing out a new novel.
r) I reviewed more often here at www.writng.com
s) I started to breathe better.
t) I saved money immediately after quitting and put it to good use.
u)I listened to a CD recorder to pacify my thoughts.
v) I watched favorite TV shows without thinking of cigarette breaks and had either tea or instantcappucino.
TIP: YOU WILL FEEL GREAT WHEN YOU WANT TO COMPLETELY QUIT SMOKE. DON'T GO BACK TO IT. ADMIT IT IS A GREAT MIRACLE TO QUIT. YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT.