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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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