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Train your mind to not dwell on cigarette thoughts

Posted in Quit experiences 29 Nov 2017

When the initial angry 😤 cravings die down after a period of time then the odd thoughts creep in unexpectedly. I needed to train my mind to quickly change the subject in my head by reading a magazine 📚or anything to distract me. I found that dwelling on the cigarette thoughts was an unhelpful 👎 strategy. 814 days now an very very occasionally the unexpected thought still pops in.

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  • Jatchat, Illawarra Shoalhaven November 30, 2017 | 8:34
    Hi Dobbin, you seemed to have nailed the quit smoking thing, Congratulations on your quit. I'm a newbie, former 35/day smoker and coffee drinker. I am now into my sixth day of the quit smoking journey using two patches and a lozenge, seems to work for me.
    Good luck.
    Kind regards
    Five days, 17 hours, 4 minutes and 46 seconds. 114 cigarettes not smoked, saving $108.23. Life saved: 9 hours, 30 minutes.
  • Dobbin November 30, 2017 | 11:03
    Hi Jatchat. 5 days is a great start and shows you have the strength to win. Good luck on your journey and don’t look back. Keep posting here regularly and let us know how you are doing.

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