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Struggling mentally

Posted in Getting started 11 Feb 2019

Struggling today being day 13 of my Champix journey I am finding it’s helping me not feel like one and they taste like crap but struggling with my quit date being 14th feb as to letting them go completely I feel like I’m loosing something stupid I know it’s mentally a boxing match going on inside my head and anxiety is kicking in now 😣

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  • Happiness February 11, 2019 | 11:00
    If you really want to quit, another 4 days if you understand what you are giving up (nothing) compared to what you will gain (too long to list) can be used to come to accept this journey. Only you know if you want this enough. If you don't i would rather you try my idea in my post "If youve Given Up , Given Up. Try This". There is no shame in smoking the next 4 days or beyond if you are not ready. Get ready. Train yourself mentally. Maybe use some of my ideas in the post.
    Your are worth the effort to quit. Find a way that works for you, and don't expect miracles overnight. It is a process. Many have done it. You can too.
  • This Time! February 11, 2019 | 13:46
    Hi Cole35, It takes gutts to reach out and I totally agree with Happiness that it's a mental state. Be ready. There no shame in missing your start date -you are already on track. I made a list of the benefits of stopping per day and ticked them off. I also started counting my first day when I went to bed at night so the end of day 1 came around much quicker than mentally starting in the morning (I know there was no difference but mentally it made a difference to me. ) While your thoughts are continuously on smoking or stopping smoking it's really hard. Tell yourself each day, it's 1 more day and congratulate yourself by reading what's improved in your body. I'll be following you and stand with you.
  • Cole35 February 11, 2019 | 17:03
    Thanks guys this is the best forum I’ve come across everyone is so supportive of each other makes it easier, I’m going to stick to my guns and continue to keep my quit date and just see how I go need to occupy myself to take my mind off smokes hard when you have the same habits for over 10 years to give up something you think you need I never thought when I started I would still be doing it all these years later.
  • Leeann , Central Coast February 11, 2019 | 19:09
    Hi Cole35, yes do stick to your guns mate, because if you are waiting for a magic moment where you are going to feel ready it may not happen. Keeping busy is crucial and once you do stop smoking and next minute cravings of the habit come along just push the thoughts of smoking right out of your head and keep telling yourself that you do not want to smoke its only breaking an annoying habit. You can do this mate, you just need to commit and keep your eyes on the prize😊
  • Robn February 11, 2019 | 21:51
    Hi Cole35,
    Don’t be anxious Cole....ask yourself what are you afraid of? Maybe you are afraid of change......don’t be....look forward to it, embrace your quit as something you long to do. If you look at this quit as the most pre ious chance you have been given to make a change in your life for the better, you will be a happier person. Be happy that you hav3 the chance to make this change and improve your health, your self esteem and your finances. Your quit journey will be so much easier if you are truly happy to be on the journey. You can do this.....
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW February 11, 2019 | 23:51
    That anxiety is your brain saying "goodbye" to that artificial dopamine hormone drop into the bloodstream clogging up arteries . The brain probably is wondering why its not being fed with nicotine now. Another day of not feeding it should shut down a few thousand of those neurotransmitters in the brain. Not sure how many neurotransmitters we have but they sure fire up with drugs. Nicotine is one, not to mention all of the other toxins they put in smokes.

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