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Started 10/17/19 by KalyaRed; 5220 views.
June2019

From: June2019

10/18/19

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Here are some things I've found helpful in battling negative/depressive thoughts and insomnia (a good nite's sleep is so important to healing/recharging):

Regarding insomnia(getting to sleep and back to sleep), here are a couple of youtube videos with 10 hours of soothing sounds to bring on the zzzz's:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujyu7tkyxtw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekXFslHOvZ8

Michael Seally has a youtube channel with guided meditations and supposed sleep hynosis for a variety of things, I find his voice soothing to fall asleep to:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vx8iUvfyCY

Many a nite I've nodded off with 2 video's playing: 1 white noise(rain/singing bowls/train) and 1 of a guided meditation.

DAILY AFFIRMATIONS - Ralph Marston's Daily Motivator site has short writings that helped gain a more positive perspective. There have been days where these messages really motivated me to get out of bed/keep going/stop feeling bad for myself:https://greatday.com/index.html

Again, what you're going thru stinks, but you are not alone. Here's to moving forward, not back!

  • Edited October 18, 2019 12:11 pm  by  June2019
CindiS319

From: CindiS319

10/18/19

Kalya,

Just know you're in my thoughts and I'm sending positive vibes your way.  Having a smoke isn't going to help with what you're dealing with in anyway and will probably add just another thing to what you're going through.  You've come 2 months... that is HUGE!!!  You should be so proud of yourself!  Hang in there and know that there's people like me out here rooting you on and cheering for you making it yet another day smoke free.  You can do this.  Hugs!

Brenda (1sept19)

From: Brenda (1sept19)

10/18/19

I wish I could give you a big hug, Kalya, but just know that I am sending them mentally.  Life can really dish it out sometimes, I so get that, but I hope you can hang in there.  I have always caved at those times of stress, loneliness and depression and then instantly wished I hadn't.  The smoke only seems precious when you don't have it, once you do it, it is not precious at all. I really do understand and I hope I will listen to these same words when life really wants to get me down. Maybe if you get rid of this addiction, you will feel stronger to deal with life's other problems, but I know that life's problems and depression will come again and we will have to deal with it again, so hopefully we can deal with it head-on without the cloud of smoke around us. I hated the fact that I smoked, that's why I quit, what makes me think it will be different now ?  I wish I was better at saying things, but I tend to babble on. Stay strong, Kalya, a smoke won't help a thing. Tomorrow is a new day, make it what you hope it to be.  BIG HUGS to you !!!!!

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KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

10/18/19

You are all wonderful people for coming through at this time. 

I'm just trying to hang in the office, in two hours I'll be free for the weekend. My headache is killing me. 

I just have to not cry until I get home. And not yell at people. Getting fired would be terrible. Maybe I'll take a long bath. 

Thank you all so much. I'll re read all these messages as soon as I can. 

KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

10/18/19

Hi Michele! You're right. It won't change anything. 

I went to a bossa nova concert instead. 

I was dragging myself on the way there and feeling really doomed and sorry for myself. I was actually contemplating smoking but not before I read all these posts carefully. 

I delayed the cigarette as much as I could and the concert really lifted my mood. I also ate a lot of sugar free halls. They warned me to be careful about eating too many but I was feeling like a rebel without a cause anyway. 

Thanks for reaching out :) 

KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

10/18/19

Hi Debbie

When I wrote you about having episodes of anger/sadness before repectors shutting down I think an image was created in my mind. Now I always see this image:

https://archives.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/images/colorbox/brainscans_1.jpg

And I'm so afraid to have nicotine in my system and I really don't want to wake up the sleeping receptors. 

I guess this time I've managed - with a little help from my friends

KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

10/18/19

Hi June :) 

Michael sealey is an addiction of mine. I recommend it to every insomniac! 

I'm going to try the daily motivator. It seems great :) 

Thanks for taking the time to share these gems with me :) 

KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

10/18/19

I've made it, Cindi :) 

I'm going to bed smoke-free today! I loved having your key here. It reminds me that I have a long way. "as year from year you'll wish you'd started now" 

Let's do this :) 

KalyaRed

From: KalyaRed

10/18/19

Hi Brenda 

Those hugs felt really good :) 

I don't see why you should be better at saying things. The smoke only seems precious when you don't have it, when you smoke it's not precious at all was a perfect advice!!

CindiS319

From: CindiS319

10/18/19

Oh boy my friend.  You can do this.  I know exactly what you're going through and it really sucks.  Just do whatever it takes to get you through it and it does get better.  Sleep, eat, BREATHE (that was my biggest thing), yell, scream, cry, whatever gets you through it.  I'm here rooting you on and don't even think about coming here telling me you relapsed and had one.  You are strong and you can do this.  This is a BIG DEAL and you need to power your way through it.  It is not easy.  Do you really want to start at the beginning?  NOPE .  You don't.  So don't do it.  Tomorrow is another day and we will make it through that too.  So proud of you today!  Hugs.

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