Congrats, PrincessPeach and Abbondad!
Mantras and mottos generally don't work well for me, but I'm going to take your cue anyway and work to fix my views on smoking. Apparently, deep down I just don't acknowledge it for the waste of health and money that it is. That's a problem.
So far, I've been mostly tricking myself (when craving, postpone/divert) and forcing myself (when out of the house, don't bring money) to get through the difficult moments. Plenty of those, yet I haven't been using my list, and I haven't been working on myself. Time to start doing that.
So, Abbondad, have you been lowering the dosage yet? Patches really mess up my skin, and I hate the taste of the lozenges - but weaning yourself does sound like a good plan. Good luck to you, too!
And yes, I see the similarities with NC. With betrayal, even. And I hate it.