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Posted in Quit experiences 04 Sep 2019

Change your new non smoking routines.

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  • Happiness September 04, 2019 | 12:21
    We hope that you have been reading Bubba67 and not only making changes to your daily routine as to avoid some obvious triggers, but to also understand how your mindset must be changed. Never feel like you are giving something up, for this journey gives you so much in return. Understanding nicotine allows you to accept the truth and willingly adapt to the new transformation of yourself and your life. You won't ever regret giving it your full effort.
  • Bubba67 September 04, 2019 | 14:38
    I have been smoking for 38 years, never really wanted to give up, so I never tried, but 4weeks ago I woke and decided not to have another smoke. I have replaced cigarettes with patches, but of the last couple of days I havent wanted the patches either, but feeling irritable, and having trouble sleeping.
    From 1 extreme to another, I don't feel like a cigarette at all but it's the withdrawals that are what I need to deal with.
  • Robn September 04, 2019 | 20:59
    Hi Bubba, the withdrawals will become less and less. Remember you are now nicotine free so the withdrawals really are just a thought...not physical anymore. Embrace your quit, be happy about it and greet everyday with positive thoughts.
    I smoked for 48 years and I know what a huge part it played in my daily life. But you can do it if your mindset is positive and happy about your quit. I have been quit just over a year now and I wouldn’t go back to smoking if you paid me.
    Stay strong and proud it really does get easier and easier
  • Bubba67 September 04, 2019 | 21:19
    Thank you Robin for your encouragement and positive words. It's amazing how much smoking was a big part of my being and I didn't realise that until now. I'm proud as much as my 5 children are, so grateful none of them adopted my bad and unhealthy habit. I look forward to saying I'm 1 tear smoke free..Woohoo 4 weeks less of that target.
  • Happiness September 05, 2019 | 0:08
    Despite your true desire to become a non smoker, your mind and body still need to catch up. Nicotine is basically out of your system about 72 hours after the last use. Patches contain nicotine, so time it from there. Cut your coffee intake, as nicotine used to diminish the effect. Drink water to cleanse out toxins, exercise and eat nutritional whole foods. This limits some possible changes thought to be withdrawal symptoms. Meditation and acceptance of this journey should help to relieve anxiety and irritation. When a craving hits, remember that it is just a thought, a reminder that you are starving the nicotine monster out of your life.

    Think positive! You are winning!
  • Safe2017 September 05, 2019 | 1:58
    A terrific accomplishment Bubba67.
  • Nuts September 05, 2019 | 12:55
    Think of each withdrawal as your body saying thank you, because each withdrawal means that you are still not smoking. The cravings will pass and it is worth it. Hang in there 👍

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