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Good morning Holypoker,
I am so glad to see that you're not giving up on your quest for freedom. What did you learn from your last quit that you can use to make a difference with this new one? You mentioned that you experience anxiety and depression in another post. Please take a look at the articles below I think they will be helpful. Keep on keeping on. You can do this. You deserve to be free.
Smoking interacts with prescription medications. Those medications can be greatly affected when smoking stops abruptly.Read more from Verywell Mind
Learn about mindfulness meditation, a type of relaxation technique that may be able to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.Read more from Verywell Mind
Best wishes as you continue your cessation journey.
Welcome to the forum........................................by signing in to the February 2020 Ex-Smokers you automatically become a member. That's all you have to do.
The more we understand about what recovery from nicotine addiction is like, the better able we are to manage it. Stay close and read everything you can around this forum. Start with the first post in this thread and read everything. Education is a major key to a successful quit.
Hello February Winners!
You may have noticed discussions entitled NOPE PLEDGE with a date. Every day forum members from all over the world, at all stages of quit, gather to pledge to remain smoke-free. NOPE stands for Not One Puff Ever. One forum member begins the pledge, and others join in. It's a great way to start your day and renew your commitment. You can find it under DISCUSSIONS in the column on the left. Scroll down to General Chit-Chat.
Thank you, I am 6 hours in, feeling good, but I've been there before. I relapse when something bad happens, if I do something wrong or think I've upset someone, the stress makes me want to smoke, all good intentions go because I think 'it doesn't matter if it's killing me, I'm a bad person' although I also know I'm using that as an excuse to give in
I'm feeling more positive this time because of this forum
Don't be so hard on yourself, there's good and bad in all of us, don't focus on the negative, but think about the positive things in your life, if you upset someone apologise and move on, it's great that you are feeling good about your quit, write down all the good things about quitting and read over your list when you are feeling down, Reasons for quitting is a good place to start, Read some of the milestone posts from other quitters in Discussions under the Dots and Stars Milestones folder, read about the trials and temptations of other quitters and how they overcome them.
And remember to read and post, and help will be on it's way.
Anthony 8 Days
Hi........I have been on and off since January 1st. I was at 24 days and have been slipping the past 10 days (mostly 1 smoke a day/sometimes 2)........Now I am back with 1 day under my belt and determined to make this quit stick! So, guess I am part of the February group. Good luck to everyone
Wow that's great you made it to 24 days quit, I am only 8 days quit, I spent all of January trying to make a quit stick, finally perseverance paid off, well it has got me this far, good luck with your quit.
Anthony 8 days
you should see a February 2020 New Ex-SMokers - Start Here in the left column under Discussions. Do you see it?
Welcome back - good to see you have decided to keep on it - a little trip but you are still on the right path - you got this!
Well, looks like you are in with us now. Good job. What do you use to distract you? Are you working? Do you have hobbies? Where are you from? Just looking to get to know you and strike up a conversation. Cheers