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mandella
Mid North Coast
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4/02/2020
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Posted in Reasons to quit 04 Feb 2020
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just 3 hours into quitting and thought i would sign up for support and already this website is already doing my head in but I know its my anxiety at work and not the website! any way as ive mentioned this is my 4th attempt. I have been diagnosed with COPD and Heart Failure 18 months ago but have continued to smoke. Woke up this morning made a cuppa and reached for the ciggies and realised i was out, Just decided there and then thats it, Im over it, juggling money so I could afford them, not paying bills etc. 35 days i have lasted in past attempts, used the quit buddy app on phone and used it every day until i thought ive beat this sucker so stopped using the app and reading the stories. 2-3 days later im smoking again. I've learnt by my past mistakes so fingers crossed here i go again, one day at a time with all your stories to keep me going. I;m 65 and would love to enjoy whatever is left smoke free

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  • Robn February 04, 2020 | 13:18
    Hi Mandela...welcome to our community. You have already changed your life by making the best decision of your life. You can and will do this...one day at a time. Just don’t smoke today. You have health issues that will be greatly improved by your decision....and you know that it is mind over matter. I smoked for 48 years and have now been free for nearly 2 years. If I can do it...anyone can. Keep yourself and your mind busy. Stay positive and really hate the smokes for all that they have taken from you. We don’t crave what we genuinely don’t want. One day at a time. Nothing to fear when quit...everything to fear when we don’t. Stay close to this site, we are here for you x
  • Robn February 04, 2020 | 13:19
    Hi Mandela...welcome to our community. You have already changed your life by making the best decision of your life. You can and will do this...one day at a time. Just don’t smoke today. You have health issues that will be greatly improved by your decision....and you know that it is mind over matter. I smoked for 48 years and have now been free for nearly 2 years. If I can do it...anyone can. Keep yourself and your mind busy. Stay positive and really hate the smokes for all that they have taken from you. We don’t crave what we genuinely don’t want. One day at a time. Nothing to fear when quit...everything to fear when we don’t. Stay close to this site, we are here for you x
  • mandella, Mid North Coast February 04, 2020 | 13:44
    thx robn iwasn't expecting a response so quick, your words are good for me, I'm only 4 hrs in, feel confident, (newbie). aready worked out to do with fidget hands and fingers, I've decided to take on a touch typing class on line hahah, but it keeps my hands and mind busy, all online of course.
  • Happiness February 04, 2020 | 20:07
    Learning also raises dopamine and helps keep you in good spirits. Read Allen Carr and the knowledge and mindset will help to make this transition easier. Embrace this for the wonderful opportunity that it is.
  • Cend, Sydney February 06, 2020 | 23:23
    @happiness, I started reading Alan Carr, on my last quit attempt years ago. However, I believe it is more appropriate to read when deciding to quit, not once you’ve quit, as he states from memory, keep smoking until the end of the book. As he helps you resent the cigarettes while they are in your yellow fingers, disgusting smoke in your lungs. Still a great book though.
  • Cend, Sydney February 06, 2020 | 23:23
    @happiness, I started reading Alan Carr, on my last quit attempt years ago. However, I believe it is more appropriate to read when deciding to quit, not once you’ve quit, as he states from memory, keep smoking until the end of the book. As he helps you resent the cigarettes while they are in your yellow fingers, disgusting smoke in your lungs. Still a great book though.

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