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Pushing forward quit day1/11/19 cold turkey

Posted in Staying quit 09 Oct 2019

It's been good days bad days but I'm thankful so I just keep praying for the strength to continue to push past this I had so many emotions I was upset at myself for putting toxins in my body I forgave and came to an understanding I had mood swings that scared me so I just had to distance myself for awhile I found the smallest things triggered me and I had no outlet but prayer meditation more prayer exercise music my quit was unexpected so I never tried to prepare myself for the outcome I experienced everything as I went through it I know my experience is probably not the best but it's honest I still take it day by day and if I ever find myself thinking about one I quickly remind myself of the week I had after I quit that alone will make me gag and if that's not enough I remind myself of the invisible control it had over me the smell I would try to cover up the money I wasted

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  • Happiness October 09, 2019 | 16:12
    Despite the bad days tyg, you are winning this. I trust that you have read Allan Carr and watch Nadia Davos to help you to embrace the changes you are making for yourself. Adopting the mindset really does make the journey easier i think and I can only hope that you will soon stop being at war with yourself. Once there is no debate, things should calm down. Say thankful, pray and trust that you will get to the middle and be on your way to the other side soon now. Staying positive and keeping faith will see you through.
  • softly40 , Mid North Coast October 09, 2019 | 16:21
    Hello again Tyq I have just read your stories, so I wish to offer you some strategies to help you over the those moments when you don't think you can continue. You need staying power, that thing we all have inside ourselves and just as important a belief in yourself.

    Along with praying for guidance and strength, may I suggest more deep breathing more meditation, not for long just until the feeling subsides, you can prepare by looking up yoga breathing from the diaphragm, this can be done when you are in a social setting without anyone the wiser, this decreases your anxiety momentarily, but the beauty of this is, you can use it as many times as you like.

    Try to steer clear of negative people who want to see you fail at something, this is you doing it for you.

    Your internal belief system and understanding can be researched further, before the 1st of November, but the one thing that is needed after you have done this is the is to recognise you need to create a concept or mantra of NOPE (which means Not one puff Ever). Or you can develop your own Mantra once you have a clear picture. Otherwise you will have to keep repeating the agony you seem to remember.

    Read up diligently on:- "The Easy way to stop smoking by Alan Carr"
    Look at the Video "How to grow to be a happy non smoker Presented by NASIA DAVOS at TEDxUniversityofPiraeus. Both of these methods, give you greater insight into the happiness we can achieve if we truly believe in ourselves to start with. This will also help you in other areas of your life.

    Wishing you well
  • Mel123 , Illawarra Shoalhaven October 09, 2019 | 18:25
    Only day 1 for me on patches any advice anyone can give would be great 😊
  • Tyg October 10, 2019 | 2:21
    Thank you

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