If I could make it through tonight's shift at work without smoking, I can easily make it the rest of the week. It's always been a clutch of mine when I get pissed at work to run outside and have a smoke and my actual position in the restaurant is pretty much being the guy who fixes every issue that comes up, dealing with the guests and the servers. Tonight we were understaffed and slammed, it was non-stop problems for 6 hours straight and several times throughout the shift I wanted to bum a smoke from someone and smoke the shit out of it but last night, when I had my last cigarette, I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't.
I've not kept up a lot of the promises I've made to myself, so this is an important one to keep for a multitude of reasons. Health, obviously, but as a way to show myself that I'm done with bullshitting myself.
I think once I hit this Friday, I'll be in the clear. A few people suggested the patch or gum but the nicotine isn't really why I enjoy smoking, it's because the physical feeling of the smoke going into my throat and lungs. Thankfully, I still have the other thing I smoke to help with that.