Monday, February 02, 2009
It's been over a year now since me and my husband made a promise. It's a promise that changed our lives. We decided to quit smoking for good. We tried quitting several times but as others would say, "it's hard to break a bad habit". And a lot of you would definitely agree on that. My husband was a smoker for 9 years. He started with 2 sticks a day and ended up smoking 2 packs a day. Imagine the lung torture. In my case, well I was an on and off smoker for 5 years. A stick after every meal, parang gamot din, 3 times a day. But unlike medicine that can heal you, cigarette slowly kills you. The key here is your will to quit. First you must want to stop smoking, only then can you quit. It's really a psychological battle. Constantly remind yourself of the negative effects of smoking in your body. Start one day at a time. Challenge yourself not to smoke for one whole day. From the time you wake up, to the time you go to bed. I can assure you it is not easy, but the struggle is definitely worth every minute.