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Started Oct-17 by KalyaRed; 4480 views.
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Nircelaj5

From: Nircelaj5

Oct-29

Sorry I just read you did but you have still quit and that’s great! I had a cigarette myself like three weeks ago but never bought a pack. So I had a relapse but I still keep my date because I don’t smoke often. Still tho I guess, annoying.

KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

Oct-30

Hello

So nice to hear from you! 

I still consider my quit date to be August. I haven't smoked any more since that relapse. I dream I do every single night but really - nicotine is stronger than me, I'm just human, it's designed to win over my control. I don't want to go back to feeling like I need to smoke to be normal. 

I too think of you and Johnson as the people who accompanied the start of this journey. It seems that we also chose around the same time to relapse. I do hope you don't go back to smoking. That "KNOW I believe in you" felt really good! Thank you! 

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)

Oct-30

Happy to hear that things are going better for you.  Keep up the great work.

JohnsonFu

From: JohnsonFu

Oct-30

Hi Kayla, hope u r doing well

currently I feel better as I occupied my after office hours with more plan activities which leaves me with less time to be alone. 
Work for me

KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

Oct-30

Hi Johnson! 

That's a great strategy! I too try to occupy all my free time! Today I'm doing some light exercise at home! Plus dishes... Does that count as an activity? :D

JohnsonFu

From: JohnsonFu

Oct-31

If your dishes need to be for washed for hours!? 
haha joking I Guess it counts too. 
 

now playing Pokémon go is my another new activities for after office hour beside grooming my plants. Manage to make some new friends and keep me occupied! 
 

so Glad I mange to make it past today! 
 

I hope you too are doing well !

Hi Brenda.

I’m right with you.  Quit Sept.2 after surgery to remove a Tumor from my mouth.    I have been a wreck since then.  My mind doesn’t feel like myself.  The surgery went well, no additional problems, so this feeling must be from smoking cessation.  I’m not looking forward to month 3.  Can anyone give me hope that all this anxiety will leave.

I hate being a downer but the jitters and anxiety is the last thing to fade away. It will decrease in intensity and eventually fade away after reaching the 1 year mark. Many people feel less anxious after six months but it comes and goes right up to that first year. So do your best to stay busy and distracted and do lots of deep breathing to help with the anxiousness.  If this was easy, everyone would be quit. Our nervous system is undergoing big time changes and our brain needs plenty of time to rewire and fix everything. Hang in there as cigarettes did this to you but it's up to you to put in the time till everything calms down. Good luck.

"Quitting isn't for Sissies!" I quit poisoning myself Sept. 27, 2013

KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

Oct-31

It certainly feels like hours I'm glad you did too. 

Romanticising cigarettes will do nothing for us anyway. Someone on this forum said "one's too many and a thousand never enough". This is a silly habit to keep. 

Joel Spitzer says to think about it this way. Whenever we think we want one cigarette, instead of saying "I want one" say "I want to be a smoker again" cause that's where that thinking leads to. 

I don't miss being a smoker. This addiction may fool me sometimes that I miss one cigarette but I don't miss not being able to resist them every hour of every day. Let's not go back ??

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