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Buddhie73
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11/10/2020
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Day 2

Posted in Getting started 12 Oct 2020
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Hi everyone, this is my umpteenth attempt at quitting. In my 47 years, I’ve been smoking for almost 35 years of those, and a heavy smoker for the last 20 years. Today I’m on Day 2, Cold Turkey. I’ve only had 2 big cravings today, which was a surprise in itself, as I stated I’m a heavy smoker. 1 I was able to distracted myself working in my backyard, but to 2nd craving I seriously considered going up the shops to buy a packet. This is when I realised I would need help from others that have done this themselves. And considering I’ve never made it past Day 5, I’m going to need help especially how and what others are doing to stay on track.

Really want to be over this smoking caper, I don’t enjoy it, haven’t for quite a while now, but that’s what addiction does, doesn’t it.

By the way, does anyone else get the occasional waft of smoke even though everything has been thoroughly cleaned after the last cigarette?

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  • Happiness October 12, 2020 | 2:35
    Hi Buddhie and welcome to the community and I hope yu will make your quit a success with us. Support from others who have quit can be very helpful. Not only moral support and total understanding, but we hope we can also share our experiences and tips that eased the way. I seriously believe in the mindset, the positive thinking that will keep you stacking up those days to freedom . You need to use what you have learned from past quits and utilize them to make this your last quit. Believe in you. We do. We all start out doubting ourselves which is so undermining . If we can quit after 40 plus years, so can you. You may also even find it easy once you understand that smoking does nothing for you, and there are so many benefits awaiting you.
    So get ready to be a non-smoker! It begins with N.O.P.E. .....Not One Puff Ever .....
  • Swapnil October 12, 2020 | 5:51
    Welcome onboard Buddhie73. Congratulations for your decision and best of luck for your journey.
    I think it doesn't matter how many years you smoked before you quit. I was also a heavy smoker before quitting. I feel easy this time as compare to earlier attempt (2 years before).
    Just keep in mind that you don't need to smoke. And if your mind says so, it is just an illusion. Nothing else.
    I would suggest you a book "EASSYWAY TO STOP SMOKING" by Alen Carr. Personally I found it very useful. You will get that easily on Kindle or links posted by "Happiness' in his/her stories on this website only.
    Once again, good luck!
  • Happiness October 13, 2020 | 8:41
    Just click on my "happiness" and it will take you to my stories and the free link to the book.
  • softly40, Mid North Coast October 13, 2020 | 9:11
    Buddie, I am so glad you have decided to get rid of the habit and the addictive nature of Nicotine. You will indeed get plenty of help here from us all, so keep on reading, learning and above all NOPE (not one cigarette ever).
  • Robn October 13, 2020 | 19:35
    Hi Buddie, you have come to the best place for support and encouragement. We have all been where you are at the moment, and it can be easy or hard, depending on your mindset. When those urges pop up remember they are only thoughts nothing more. Change their direction when they pop up, distract yourself, do something you enjoy, deep breath.....they only last a few minutes. Self talk...NOPE I don’t smoke, I have a goal to be free of the slavery, I want a better life for myself etc. Everyday that you are smoke free those thoughts get less and less. I had many failed attempts also, as did many others in this community....take it one day at a time and stay true to yourself...you are worth it
  • Robn October 13, 2020 | 19:35
    Hi Buddie, you have come to the best place for support and encouragement. We have all been where you are at the moment, and it can be easy or hard, depending on your mindset. When those urges pop up remember they are only thoughts nothing more. Change their direction when they pop up, distract yourself, do something you enjoy, deep breath.....they only last a few minutes. Self talk...NOPE I don’t smoke, I have a goal to be free of the slavery, I want a better life for myself etc. Everyday that you are smoke free those thoughts get less and less. I had many failed attempts also, as did many others in this community....take it one day at a time and stay true to yourself...you are worth it
  • jessfreeof, Northern NSW October 15, 2020 | 22:50
    Good on you Buddhie for never giving up on trying to quit. Fingers crossed and well wishes to you

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