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When I wanted to stop my 60 full strength a day habit I thought about what might happen if I was marooned on an island, my thoughts would be food and water .
I don't believe that under these circumstances the need for a cigarette would come into anyone's mind.
So I considered that I had put myself on an island and a cigarette was not an option, here I am 22 years later, never since have I had o...
"Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best."
'An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it's going to launch you into something great.'
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Can anyone tell me the benefits of eating carrots when quitting smoking please
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Yesterday i decide that i will quite smoking from today. But in the morning i can not control myself and i can not understand what i do . Then i take 3 cigarette at a time. Please help me. I do not want this kind of life witch is destroying . If Possible someone call me . Because my mom always said you such kind of person if anyone motivate you that you can do it then the result is positive. My P...
Associate yourself to new place where your old habit reminds you, keep walking in new places/garden/mountains and breathe (deep breathe) after 1 month and observe what you missed when your able to breathe easily and deeply... :-)
No amount of nicotine will fix the virus. More nicotine will however hasten likelihood of early death and delay any quit attempts possibly for a long ime. The only time we will have no more stress in our lives is when we are dead. Cigarettes merely delay any other thought processes. Solve absolutely nothing. Having wasted time and more money by inhaling smoke means that we would find ourselves ba...
I noticed that I am also having some really bad dreams/nightmares. Do others have this as well and, if so, how long did it last?
Today marks day 98 of quitting smoking after smoking for around 15 years. I used champix to quit and my last cigarette was on the 10th of September 2019. I feel much better; more energy, better breath, no smell and was disgusted from smell of other people smoking around me.
i had an extremely stressful day today and several problem and unfortunately i smoked one cigarette which made me dizzy an...
I don't know what I am doing differently but I am still smoke free. I get up for a couple of hours most nights. I prayed about it every day. I was so determined not to smoke over sleep deprivation. I was putting myself to bed early each night. Then I would wake up in the middle of the night. I figured if I took up smoking because of lack of sleep I would never be able to stop. Lately I have slept...
After suffering body aches and pains my guess from withdrawal I am still feeling a bit sluggish today. ( lack of interest ) in doing anything Just had something that stressed me out. now I want a cigarette so bad. but I am trying very hard to fight it off. Asking myself is it really worth it. How do you cope with difficult situations especially those early days. I have not gone to shop to buy sm...
You know multiple quit attempts is a positive......if you keep trying it means you are serious about the quit journey. It would be so easy to try and fail and never try again. But everyone who keeps trying knows in their heart and mind that this is something they really want to achieve.....and with every try you will get closer to achieving your goal. I can’t count the quit attempts I h...
In my quit smoking survival kit i have:
1. Kava capsules or powder for quitting smoking side effects like irritability. They have helped alot at keeping me calm.
2. Fidget toy sutch as a stress ball or fidget spinner.
3. Symbolic friendly reminders, i have a coin to symbolize the mony i am saving and a feather to remind me of my freedom of addiction.
4. Cuticle Oil and a good lip balm. Just ...
I am the type of person that loves music. I listen to it whenever I get the chance. To/from/at work, cleaning, gardening, going on a walk by myself. Every song on my ipod has spoke to me in some way. So awhile back I decided to create a playlist of songs that motivate me to quit (it's a work in progress). I can tell you why each song made the playlist. Sometimes it was only one line in the song t...
My own attempts have had had many positive outcomes in my life for the good, but with each failure I was left with the feeling of guilt and being totally inadequate. How was it I could achieve so much with my new thoughts and beliefs yet not maintain my commitment to myself about smoking? I have learned for me that the long term maintenance of growing and being successful (as a person too) in my ...
I started smoking since I was 12-year-old and had attempted quitting more than 30 times.
It was the most challenging and arduous task I have ever undertaken.
Quitting was difficult because I believed that I had given up a real 'pleasure' or 'enjoyment.'
I deprived myself of a thing that I thought would give me 'happiness' it was no wonder why I envied smokers.
But as soon as I unde...
I just wanted to say thank you to all you guys who have written such heartfelt words for me.
I’m committed to replying to all of you , however I’m a bit of a technical moron and I can’t seem to find the way to respond to each of you.
If anyone could guide I would be most great full 🙏🏼
Hey guys! I’m aiming to be quit smoking by the 1st of July and I’m wanting advice I’m defiantly ready but I want to be prepared. Tell me how you quick. 💕
I have a very hectic life very stressful which I would always head straight for a smoke and I don’t want to replace smokes with food.
I’m just wondering how people work through basically life’s challenges how they have worked through it especially in the first couple of days. Please I would love to hear from your experiences
Hi new quitters! Congrats are getting this far in your quit. I often see new quitters ask when it will get better. My pro opinion (and at 32 months I’m allowed to have one) is that things start to mentally improve on Day 8. Day one is fairly easy. Day two makes you wonder if you can do this. Day three is the WORST because your brain just figured out what’s going on. Day four your brain is hav...
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I didn't know what section to put this request in on this forum? I will be on 10 days without a cigarette but tomorrow is my Birthday and I usually go out with some family and friends. Bit of anxiety there, but I am looking forward to it also. Coming home and the let down of not celebrating with a cigarette is in my mind at the moment, so I need some ideas/help for tomorrow. Thanks
When I told myself that cigarettes were not friends it was easier to turn my back on them. Tip was given to me by Quitline person. I would get stressed then the internal dialogue was. No they won't help me they're hurting me and then I'd ring someone who'd care. Quit 12 years ago and won't go back I don't go back to bad friends Good luck choose an internal dialogue that works for you😀
Smoking doesn’t own you...REMEMBER THAT!
April 2005. After praying for a few years to be free from smoking I reached the point where I was done with the guilt and frustration. I told Jesus that I’m sick of asking for help and that from now on I’m gonna smoke till I die and I don’t care anymore...three days later I stopped smoking(it’s been 14 years and not one dhurry). Because I gave up giving...
Well, two years ago today, I snuffed out my last smoke.. It is still Feb, 15th here. You folks, down under, will be reading this on my tomorrow, but I'm writing it on your yesterday :)
The best tip, I can give to new comers, is to realize, this does not have to be a journey. You do not have to stay quit. It does not have to be a life long battle. You simply have to real...
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Giving up this Monday for good. Want to be here for my kids weddings
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