10 years ago, I managed to accomplish one of the hardest tasks that you could ask anyone to accomplish.  I solved the Rubik’s Cube.  No, wait, not the cube, I quit smoking.  Yeah, that’s right, I said goodbye to the cancer sticks forever and I have to tell you, it actually was not as hard as I and most people claim it is.

It wasn’t smooth sailing, that’s for sure, but really it was just more keeping my mind occupied on other things.  I found that when I sat idle, that’s when I thought more about the habit and I wanted a cigarette even more.  Sitting and looking at television didn’t help, I had to occupy my mind.  I worked a lot of puzzle books, managed to keep myself busy at work, and did a lot of activities with my kids.

A few times I almost stumbled.  I found that there were certain things that I did that kind of triggered that need of the cigarette.  Things like morning coffee, long drives, after a big meal, and usually along with a few drinks.  I’m not saying I stopped doing these things altogether, believe me, that was the hardest part.

I’ve seen prices of cigarettes today and boy am I glad I quit when I did.  I believe they were around 4 dollar a pack back then and I was averaging a pack a day.  Add that up and you could very well come up with a monthly car payment, right?

I did it for three main reasons…my health, my family, and my wallet.  Today I’m certainly glad that chapter of my life is behind me.

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