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Robn
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Scared to quit?

Posted in Quit experiences 27 Jan 2020
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Hi All, we were all scared to quit....when that quit date approaches closer and closer we start to panic. Do you know why?

Because your life is about to change for the better....but you don’t quite believe that yet...do you? If you read the many stories on here and really absorb what they are saying....not one person who has quit has ever said ..... it was the worst thing I ever did. There are many in here, myself include, who have smoked for more than forty years....I was scared at first too, but I now realise that I was scared of change. There is nothing to fear.....the change is all positive and you will wish like I do that I had done it many many years ago. Anyone can do it....believe in yourself, respect yourself and live a wonderful smoke free life.

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  • (JD) Dykie, Hunter New England January 27, 2020 | 19:55
    Thankyou for your inspiration, with your support & many other people stop smoking, we can kick the habit.
    Keep your comments coming, where in this together.
    JD
  • Pisces24, Central Coast January 28, 2020 | 9:02
    Yes Robn. Many years of smoking is my saddest and biggest regret. If only I tried to believe in myself and feel strong enough to do this sooner.
  • Happiness January 28, 2020 | 12:47
    i doubted that i could change after 40 years but seeing others do it lends it credibility. the support is awesome and there is nothing to fear. EMBRACE The best thing you are likely to do for you and you loved ones!0
  • Nuts January 28, 2020 | 14:46
    Hi Robyn. We told ourselves that we enjoyed smoking and didnt want to quit. The truth is Yes we were scared. We didnt think that we could do it, so we didnt try. So we kept on puffing away, year after year. What fools we were. Once we finally made up our minds, it was so much easier than i thought it would be. Yes, we all have regrets and if only's. we cant change our pasts
  • Nuts January 28, 2020 | 14:50
    Oops. Pressed wrong button and didnt finish post. I meant to say. We cant change our pasts, but hopefully, we can change someones future. 💕
  • Red-67 January 29, 2020 | 10:37
    Hey Girl :)
    Kinda funny, I can't say I was afraid to quit, once I decided to do it. I did dread the long days of withdrawal I knew were coming. And, though unpleasant for a few weeks, it was not nearly as bad as I expected. In many things, the dreading is much worse than the doing. So, for all those new quitters, or thinking about quitting, just do it. Sure, there will be some discomfort, but in the end, you will be so glad you did it :)
  • Robn January 29, 2020 | 11:02
    Most people, not all of course, but many who want to quit are held back by fear. I want all new quitters and those who have started the journey to know....there is nothing to fear. Anything we do in life that is worthwhile means we need to put 100% mindset to it...quitting is no different. Anyone who really wants to stop smoking can do it...there is no magic formula....just the desire to want to quit....
    Really it is only the first 3 weeks that are the hardest...after that it get easier everyday. And for some it gets easier earlier than that. Mindset is everything to succeed. Only positive thoughts and an I do not want to smoke attitude .
    Hey Red......how are you? Hope life is treating you well x
  • LJB, Hunter New England January 29, 2020 | 22:28
    Thankyou Robn you have hit the nail on the head with me and many others perhaps.....FEAR....I am so scared of the possible weight gain, change in lifestyle and losing my “friend” my smoke...who really is my enemy! I am a smoker of over 30 years but unfortunately things catch up like having to have surgery in the near future and being told by a specialist that you have to stop “today”! I cant do that but am psyching myself up in the next week or so...i know its overdue anyway and I’m glad this has forced my hand but I cant help but being terrified that I am going to evict my “friend/enemy” so soon. I’m more scared of giving up than my surgery...how bad is that??
  • Robn January 30, 2020 | 9:47
    Hi LJB, the only way you will gain weight is if you eat more of the wrong things...it is not attached to giving up smoking. In the beginning I snacked on nuts and carrot sticks and celery etc. just make good snack choices. Yes, you will have a change in lifestyle....everything that is good will become your new lifestyle...you will have more energy, more enthusiasm, better self esteem and all these things will lead to more activity each day, socialising more etc. it really is a win win. Have you read the Allen Carr book “Easyway to quit smoking”? It is great in helping you to not fear giving up but embracing it.....it is all dependent on how you think about it. You are going to do something that will benefit your life in so many positive ways..lolok forward to it, bring it on because you can’t wait to kick those filthy things out of your life. Don’t romanticise the cigarette......hate them with a passion. They have never helped you deal with anything...you just thought they did. And in thinking they did, they chained you to them for years. You can do this, get your mindset right and march forward into your brand new improved life x
  • Robn January 30, 2020 | 9:49
    Hi LJB, the only way you will gain weight is if you eat more of the wrong things...it is not attached to giving up smoking. In the beginning I snacked on nuts and carrot sticks and celery etc. just make good snack choices. Yes, you will have a change in lifestyle....everything that is good will become your new lifestyle...you will have more energy, more enthusiasm, better self esteem and all these things will lead to more activity each day, socialising more etc. it really is a win win. Have you read the Allen Carr book “Easyway to quit smoking”? It is great in helping you to not fear giving up but embracing it.....it is all dependent on how you think about it. You are going to do something that will benefit your life in so many positive ways..lolok forward to it, bring it on because you can’t wait to kick those filthy things out of your life. Don’t romanticise the cigarette......hate them with a passion. They have never helped you deal with anything...you just thought they did. And in thinking they did, they chained you to them for years. You can do this, get your mindset right and march forward into your brand new improved life x

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