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 having its first big temper tantrum. Day five, your brain tries to go on strike to get you to give in. Day six, your brain realizes you aren’t giving in. Day seven you are fully exhausted from battling a monster all week. Day 8 you wake up relieved because you have just fought your brain as if it were a rebellious and incorrigible child - and you won! I slept through all of Day 8, most of Day 9, and by Day 10, i was snappy but fairly normal. So, give yourself that week. If you feel you must go back to smoking, just re-read this and remind yourself that you’ll have to do H*ll Week all over again if you do. That should be enough to give you some forward trajectory!
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