I have felt like I can't do it and that I'll have no idea what to do when I put that last one out but I'm also feeling excited 😊 I've given myself today to get it out of my system and I'm going to try my hardest. Gotta change the way I think lol
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30-11-2014 08:15 #31
30-11-2014 10:16 #32Senior Member
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SimmyN, the first time I quit smoking I did it cold turkey and it was SO hard. I quit half way through the day when my pack ran out. I only lasted a week.
The second time I did it cold turkey but I had a game plan. I realized if I didn't have the first one of a morning, the rest of the day wasn't so hard. So I changed my morning. Instead of a coffee out the back, I'd have a cup of tea on the front door step. During the day when I wanted one, I'd have a drink of water with my note pad and cup of tea and write a list. I allowed myself to recognize that I wanted a cigarette, but wrote a list of things I wanted more. A car, a holiday, just whatever. I also made myself calculate how much money I had wasted in the 10 years I had been smoking (turned out to be enough that I could have bought a house outright with all that money) and that worked for a few months.
Don't think of every time you slip up as a failure either. So you slipped up, that's okay. Everyone does. Just work out what triggered the slip up and recognize it next time.
30-11-2014 10:28 #33
In a way I am doing cold turkey as of tomorrow so I have nothing against it lol just building my self up for it this time I think has helped.
A quote that I love which will help I think.
Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
It's not going to be quick but I want to do it for me as well this time. Fingers crossed! Lol
30-11-2014 11:42 #34
One thing that helped me especially with the money and health aspect was this app. It logged how much I was saving and how my health was faring.
30-11-2014 11:46 #35
Thanks! I'll download it now ☺️
30-11-2014 13:42 #36
I have just passed my 3 years smoke free anniversary and just wanted to say you are all doing great! Quitting smokes was one of the hardest things I have done and even now I go through moments when I think "God I would love a smoke right now" the most recent was yesterday and when that happens I start thinking of something else or find something else to do that might occupy my brain, it's not easy and took me a long time to reprogram myself to be able to do it. At first if I got a craving I would jump up and do some exercise because not only do I really need to exercise but the fact that I struggled to catch my breath reminded me how badly I needed to quit so stay strong because if I can do it anyone can!
P.S I admire all of you that quit cold turkey I used champix. I also agree you have to be ready 100% the first time I quit I did it just to stop my parents (who are reformed smokers) from bugging me and I only lasted 6 months before I got another pack but after losing 3 babies I was determined and 100% ready
01-12-2014 10:04 #37
I haven't touched a smoke all day 😊 surprisingly not too grumpy either lol
DP decided to read the book I was reading. He threw a nearly full packet of smokes in the bin! So proud!
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01-12-2014 10:50 #38
SimmyN - I was wondering if the book is worth it. I've been struggling to at least cut down for ages but to no avail. Good luck with your quit journey.
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01-12-2014 11:01 #39
02-12-2014 18:44 #40
Not feeling good tonight.
DP ran out straight after work n bought and packet. I'm so angry at him n I probably don't have any rights but now it's all I can smell. Everywhere. He has no ash tray because I chucked it away. I'm feeling ****ed off really really want a smoke now
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