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1 week cold turkey

Posted in Getting started 10 Dec 2021

Today is day 7 and its amazing to me how 1 week can change how i feel completely for the better!

I got a full nights sleep last night compared with the insomnia on first 2-3 nights.

The mornings are rough but with changing the routine and way of thinking and some proper breathing exercises the cravings can be pushed aside .

I've smoked for 30+ years with too many quit "practice runs" that i feel ashamed about.

Past relapse events have been complacency and thinking i can have a puff after many months of not smoking. And then almost like being in a trance dream like state going off to the shop and purchasing some tobacco (in my case it was always rollies).

walking into that shop feeling like im underwater on auto pilot and breaking all that good work!

Certainly ive learnt that the addiction is 'cunning, baffling & very patient' It will wait for a life time to snare the trap again !!

in the past ive had success used NRT patches, and they certainly work (along with the nightly vivid dreams)

This time my strategy is different.

im using the Cold Turkey method as i have found that ultimately the patches come off and its all physiological in the weeks/months/years (lifetime) to come along.

I WANT to be a non smoker and i WILL achieve a better life because i can feel smoking slowly killing me.

I will think of myself as a non-smoker and i don't need/want to have a pufff because that will kill me and it stinks and its expensive etc etc.

Definitely no alcohol. To me this is a recipe to the temptation of the nicodemon.

The main part for me is to learn from past relapse attempts and use those experiences for a positive successful result, rather than having self pity for what i used to think of as past failure.

NOPE - not one puff ever will be definitely be my mantra for the rest of my life.

Its soo good to know that I can post here and keep myself accountable.

This tells myself im determined as im not one to usually say how i feel unless my mind is really made up.

looking forward to posting week 2 !

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  • Happiness December 10, 2021 | 9:35
    Awesome post. Keep up the great positive thinking! Be Accountable. You will do this!
  • PuffNoMore , Southern NSW December 10, 2021 | 19:30
    Great post... If cold turkey it is, so be it! It does work.
    Mind you, I do love your Silhouette! I looks like the KIWI bird from New Zealand more than any cold turkey I have ever seen on a platter.
  • NOPE-2021 December 11, 2021 | 8:22
    Hi Suny. Congratulations for being smoke free for an entire week. Good going,.. keep up the good work. Very positive post. Keep us "posted"!
  • PuffNoMore , Southern NSW December 11, 2021 | 17:54
    Hoping your doing well? Wishing you success into week 2
  • Dimmie , Northern Sydney December 15, 2021 | 10:41
    Very similar story to me so this is inspiring. Cold turkey starts now for me. Thanks for the incentive. Keep going!
  • Now time , South Eastern Sydney December 16, 2021 | 20:27
    I am 3 days cold turkey and am going to buy some nrt gum. I don't want to buy cigarettes, but my irritability is over the top. I'm hoping it helps

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