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Posted in Getting started 25 Dec 2019

Well today is day 1. Sadly i have already slipped up this morning while drinking coffee as soon as i woke up. But i did put a patch on and im going to try and keep from smoking for the rest of the day. Im more worried about going to work in 2 days. As a waitress, there is a lot of stress and triggers for me at work and as much as i would love to get rid of those triggers, i can't. Im going to have to find another outlet. But i do have a good support team already! Have a Merry Christmas!!

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  • Happiness December 25, 2019 | 5:58
    Merry Christmas Smurffnurt. Christmas in Australia today, I am in Canada. Welcome. It is great that you have your own support team, and you will get losts of support here as well. Did you just join, or have you been following us for awhile? We recommend that you learn the mindset rather than using total willpower. Accepting the journey instead of fighting it makes it so much easier!
    Read Allen Carr's free e-book on line:

    You will be so glad that you did. If you click on my name here, you can also find a page with some hints and tips......

    Knowledge is power! You can do this!
  • Smurffnurf December 25, 2019 | 6:08
    Merry Christmas,Happiness! Christmas is tomorrow for me too. Im in the US. Yes i just joined this morning. Thank you for the hints and tips and support! Hope that you have a great day!
  • TryingTK December 25, 2019 | 6:52
    Hi there! I’m just at 18 days in myself, but let me tell you everything is already so much better. Breathing, eating my skin, my teeth. Even already I can see that it is worth it.

    Keep trying to focus on how much you hate smoking, the reasons that you have for wanting to quit. Focus on all that it has taken from you. Focus on the positives you will achieve. For me, it’s been huge to spend a lot of focus on getting in the right mindset.

    Try and find a different way to deal with that stress at work. At home, if I’ve gotten real stressed I step out to the garage for a cup of tea.

    You’ve got this!
  • Safe2017 December 25, 2019 | 13:29
    Stay the course. I was working with with some serious smokers when I quit. The social aspect of camaraderie was tough to break but doable. You can do it too. Good luck.
  • Happiness December 26, 2019 | 0:53
    How's it going today? Did you get through yesterday alright after the first slip?
    Today is a new day. Probably a busy day being Christmas, so as to keeping busy and your mind off of smoking. You can do this! Read and learn.......

    Have a Wonderful Christmas Day !
  • Pisces24, Central Coast December 29, 2019 | 6:40
    Guess it's that time of year when everyone is busy...... but seriously hope you've reset your QUIT date and having another go.
    Read the Allen Carr book and then reset your QUIT date and take the first step to freedom from NICOTINE. We're here for you

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