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<em><u>I would have to say that one of the things that has helped me to quit for the 9 days that I have are the 2 stress balls that I bought to occupy my hands. One is a stegosaurus dinosaur and when I squeeze it, green bubbles ooze out the sides. I have another one that is pink, and it has tiny gel like be...
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...
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😀
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
I smoked 60+ cigarettes a day for over 30 years and had tried many times to give up, but just couldn't stay off them.
Finally I found a strategy that worked and I have now been smoke-free for 18 years. What I did was:
1. Set my intention to give up as soon as I felt I could. I reinforced this by thinking about how things would be better if I did. More money. Less smelly. Better health. No hassl...
The day is here! 2 years quite for me. Although I am celebrating and am more confident than ever, I am not going let the nico demon use this as an excuse that I have beaten it and I can "just have one puff, or one cigarette"
I found a video presentation that was interesting and thought I would share what I related to most and wrote about in my postings on this site:
1. When starting out do...
I came across an article that was geared towards quitting addictions in general and nutrition. I believe nutrition was a helpful tool I used in my early days of quitting. Not only did it help physically, but it was a commitment to a "lifestyle" change that supported my endeavour of escaping smoking for good. Here's the article:
IT WOULD SEEM LIKE A no-brainer that the foods you eat can affect ...
Well it's not my tip but if anyone can help me I am struggling with fatigue, stress, coping with difficult situations and will power all rolled up in one. So much so that I weakened when I got home and had a smoke. My partner still smokes which makes it difficult though he does try to steer clear of me outside. I managed to get through a difficult day at work but just felt so exhausted when I ...
Today is day 18. After smoking 50 years I have quit using only Nictoine Lozenges. I am doing well but am so depressed and have alot of anxiety. Is this normal? How long until it passes?
I was once a regular poster here about how great i was going off the smokes..
Now ive been smoking again for about 6 months.. have attempted champix again but they were unsuccessful this time..
How did you do it? I really want to quit but i work, go to work placement and study full time.. its all a bit overwhelming!
I screwed up and fell off the wagon last night and smoked whilst drinking. Feel like such a fricken idiot today😪
I am eating more than ever since I cut down on my cigarette intake for the day. My cravings for healthy food has increased due to my metabolism being fast when I was active. I am hesitant to just binge out on good food and drinks as I have a lot of stress and am currently not active since being in a motor bike accident last year October my smoking has increased a lot up until now as I do not have...
I'm useless back at it. Seeing Dr te champex so over this totally over it
I have compiled a list of the top things that have helped me get to the point I am at now (over 15 months quit). Please keep in mind the quit process is different for everyone but I believe there are certain techniques listed below that will help most quitters:
1) Read and be open to the concept of Allan Carr's "Easy Way to Quit Smoking" The foundation for Allan also gives live seminars in ce...
Ive been a smoke for 4 years now and i smoke upto 20+ smokes a day. I quit for 2 months in 2016 but started again at the start of last year due to stress from the violent relationship that i was in. I have been trying to quit smoking for a good 6 months and i have tried champix and if worked for a while but it had started making me feel sick. i want to quit to get active and live a healthier life...
Just breathe in and out, start slow then go faster until the cravings subside... it works for me - today is my day 22 smoke free.
Thanks team for messages I've received. I'm battling OMG finding it so hard. Throat sore and stressed out of my head. Maybe Dr intervention needed. I've done it before and I can't understand why it's so tough this time 😢
Hi guys. I've tried NRT and spray. Just cannot get past those patterns. My throat and ears now sore, have self diagnosed on google " throat cancer!" worst thing to do. Please I'd love some team support and help. I'm fit strong and love my children and have let them DOWN with promising to stop only to say "Mom is really very stressed" at the moment. I promise I'll stop - lying to myself and then. ...
I'm 33days smoke free, im still dealing with the anxiety which is leaving my stomache in knots.
Any idea how long this lasts and where i can find a break down on whats happening to my body ?
Thanks in advance
Please everyone in the community help me to get out of this enemy. iam fearing my life is going to end day by day and msmoke more cigarettes fearing on this. i want to live long. please help me. how i can stop
Just remember, if you're used to having a cigarette first thing in the morning, you may find yourself feeling a little lost, anxious and irritable in times you would most likely smoke!
I find if I can distract myself during the morning, I can certainly get over that anxious feeling.
Omg it’s been aweful... headaches etc nausea stomach pain it’s been worse than quitting crystal meth after 8 yrs of using but I’m doing it. I gave champix the flick after 4 weeks because it was unbearable but I’m still not smoking either. Mind over matter
A fellow quitter reminded me about a book “Never Take Another Puff” by Joel Spitzer that is very helpful and useful in my smoke free journey: http://whyquit.com/joel/ntap.pdf
I finished reading it a couple of weeks ago. Joel’s one point about starting up smoking again, during stressful times, really stuck with me. Fast forward to today and something really stressful happened this morning that ma...
I was smoker for more than 7 years and then i was smoke free for two years. but then i thought i can manage it to smoke sometimes, after a while i was again smoker. the most important thing: not even one puff, in party or in any other situation, you can drink as much as you want but not nicotine again, no cigarette but if you smoked it, it is not the end of the world, you can stop it the day afte...
after a meal i am struggling with the most i am 2 days with no smokes and almost gave in and went and brought some smokes but my will power and self talk talked me out of it i was just wondering if anyone has any ideas on after meals what they do to stop the craving
Well, I guess that is not entirely true.. I had my last smoke Feb, 16th, but I can really say, knowing I was free for 8 months :)
I had not given any real thought to quitting.. At times over the years, I would cut back down, always trying not to go over a pack a day. But, one day, I saw a young couple lighting up, just outside a restaurant, and thought,, How stupid do you have to be to pick up o...
Day 11 and find this battle so hard,using gum and not smoked but can't get rid of these cravings .
Any tips on how to dig deep and not give in 😫
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