My quit date (for myself and not to deal with the smoking ban) is next month.
To take my mind off cigarettes, I
Swept upstairs and the stairs
Vacuumed and shampooed all carpet
Cleaned the litter box (due to allergies, I typically leave it to my husband)
Cleaned the stove and burners
Cleaned my coffee pot
Made roll dough for pepperoni rolls soon
Bought and planted a couple flowers with the kids
Made a much more detailed dinner than I usually do
Now, I’m resting and wiped out but it did keep cigarettes off my mind and I didnt even crave. All those chores are nothing, but I usually dont do that much in one day. I figure if I can cut back enough, I should have no issues going cold Turkey.
I am working on compiling a list of things to do instead-
Loom knit something
A few minutes of meditation
Play in the kitchen
Write a blog entry or work on one of my short stories
What else could I add?