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I have been reducing to quit. This last week I have decided to make some quit attempts. I have trouble postponing those first few. Then a couple in the afternoon and then another couple in the evening. I have taken to having a shower when I get up. Then I walk my dog to the shop. I buy the newspaper and do some puzzles. Today I did all of that without smoking.Yahy.
I had a torn lip from rollie papers sticking to my lip in the sun. I was in a psychiatric hospital. I told the staff I didn't want to smoke. They said I was far too stressed to quit and put me outside in the sun to smoke. They even supplied the cigarettes saying they knew I would pay them back.
Once I was at home again my nurse begged me to cover up the sore area and wear lipstick. Then I rememb...
If I could just harbour that evasive posative thinking. I find my imagination drowning in mediocre messages. My posative self talk isn't strong. However, it has improved over the months since a hospital stay. I am controlling the amount I smoke. With the amount of effort it takes to reduce, I'm sure I can quit. My doctor wants me to wake up with a brisk walk to the shop to buy a newspaper. This i...
I have only ever wanted to puchase five cigarettes at a time. Any more than that and I lose control of how many I have. I have thrown my packet in the bin. I have had it a couple of days. I am depressed about smoking. I don't get up because I will smoke in the morning. I wil set an alarm for tomorrow. It's crazy to miss out on this stunning weather. I was cutting down to quit. Now it is time to g...
I have been struggling with setting a quit date. I had alot of smoke free days last year. I just remembered what I did. I didn't set a quit date, I set a quit day. This enabled me to acheive often. It worked for me. So my quit day will be Fridays. That way I can get into a weekend routine until I can challenge the rest of the week.
I was told to observe myself. I am finding my heart races in the morning when I smoke. Now that I know this wakes me up, I can address it. For example, I could stretch and march to get my heart beat going. I could throw myself in the shower. Or I could go for a walk.
The other cigarettes I am having don't seem to be anything but habit. I am having them for comfort. I get tired easily. Then I am ...
I am lacking confidence. Smoking is demorilising. It is bad for my self-esteem.
My Husband has cut me up some vegetables for lunch. My mood is peak and trough.
I threw out my smokes. I must build up some time smoke-free. I am tired. I am thinking I will make it. I must keep it manageable. I am aiming for four days smoke free. It has been 3.5 Hours. I am beginning to feel better about it all.
I just destroyed my cigarettes.
I had a quit attempt yesterday. At 10.00pm I got my Husband to get dressed. We drove to a p.etrol station and He bought cigarettes for me. I do not drive myself. I never have any money of my own. I had been tired. I was getting distressed. Still, I should pay for them myself. I should shop for them myself too. That would slow me down.
I have been feeling very crook. I had a smoke free day yesterday. I want to quit for three days and then asess my situation. Hopefully I won't want to smoke anymore. I am on patches and lozenges. I just went up to the 21mg patches. I am experiencing a transition period of illness which may last five to seven days. Smoking will just make me feel worse. I love living.
I have mental health challeng...
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