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Nepean Blue Mountains


Posted in Reasons to quit 20 Nov 2019

I just made an enormous stuff-up, by buying another packet of cigarettes, when I'd been doing so well.

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  • Nuts November 20, 2019 | 19:10
    Dont smoke them 🤔
  • Nuts November 20, 2019 | 19:10
    Dont smoke them 🤔
  • softly40, Mid North Coast November 20, 2019 | 19:40
    Throw them in the bin near the supermarket not at home.
  • Myf, Nepean Blue Mountains November 20, 2019 | 20:44
    Thankyou so much for replying to my post! I was feeling really bad when I posted! I am smoking now, but I wish I wasn't; I had the best day until I bought cigarettes; I had an important person (to me) befriend me on Facebook! I don't think it would have happened without me cutting back on the cigarettes! I'll try to get back to that place! Your post has really helped!
  • Nuts November 21, 2019 | 0:33
    Dont beat yourself up. If you have to smoke this packet, try not to buy anymore. Dust yourself off and try again. We are not perfect. We are human and make mistakes. Learn from it and move on. Be positive. I know that you can do it 👍😊
  • Happiness November 21, 2019 | 1:01
    Just because you bought them doesn't mean you have to smoke em. Just because there is a parachute in a plane doesn't mean we are going to jump. It may be nice and comforting to some to know it's there and that we might let go of that anxiety. All quits are different as we are all individuals and only you knows you best. I still have cartons in my drawer. I have sold a couple, but i honestly just forget they are there. Have you told your cigarette suppliers to stop coming by? Perhaps that should be a first step. Until you accept the fact and look forward to a change of lifestyle that will serve you very well.

    Ask yourself what it is that you are afraid of. If you believe us, If you know that those who quit have no regrets, what holds you back? Are you afraid that an outing with a friend won't be the same? Find a solution for the underlying feeling. Have a plan for occasions that you fear may pose problems. Stick closer to your non-smoking friends and have them help you to stay resolved.

    As one member wrote so clearly, "The Battle Is Won In The Mind." Be prepared. Fight for what you believe in. Believe you can succeed and you will!
  • softly40, Mid North Coast November 21, 2019 | 9:10
    You have made the same mistake that I did when I first started this journey many years ago. Please start over with this thought. A Cigarette is not your friend, you are leaning on your so-called friend to feel the comfort you think you have lost, but although it hurts, replacing a friend with a cigarette is the last thing you need to do. Treat yourself as your best friend and it will become clearer.
  • blackboy211 November 21, 2019 | 14:59
    Just put it away in the garage or something out of site. Think of it like cracking a 100 dollar note to buy a pack of tic tacs. You don't want to crack that note. i.e. You don't want to crack that new pack.
  • Hacksaw Harry, Mid North Coast November 25, 2019 | 8:29
    Instead of going back to smoking full time try to regard this slip up as exactly that; a slip up. It does not have to be a total life change from non-smoker to smoker. You fell over but you didn't fall off a cliff. Pick yourself up and chalk this up to experience.

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