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Quit Day Prep   Introductions/Newcomers Nook

Started 10/7/21 by kern3; 1665 views.
In reply toRe: msg 14
Denim50

From: Denim50

10/18/21

Hey Kern, 

Unfortunately addiction often plays mind games with us when we quit. They can sometimes seem a bit overwhelming or even exhausting unless we change those thoughts. Left as they are they can lead to those thoughts of ‘just one’ if we aren’t careful and find us back full on smoking again. I’ll leave you a couple of articles here of ways to help combat and change those thoughts. Also, try to stay in the moment and take your quit one day, one hour, one minute at a time if necessary. Quitting isn’t easy but it is doable and you can do it. Remember to stay close to the forum, read, post, and join in. There’s so much support here. If you ever feel as though you’re going to cave into a craving please post three times at least three minutes apart first to give someone here a chance to respond and try to help you. You should also consider joining the ‘October Ex-Smokers 2021’ thread. While we all post all over the forum, these threads provide us with a home base and quit buddies who are at the same stage of smoking cessation as ourselves and who are often experiencing or going through many of the same things. I wish you the best with your quit and I look forward to seeing you around the forum. 

Have a great day.  

 

In reply toRe: msg 14
Denim50

From: Denim50

10/20/21

Hey Kern, 

I just wanted to check back with you and ask, how are you doing with your quit? You were having such a difficult time and now, going by your quit date of the 11th, you should have already reached your first week milestone. We haven’t heard from you since the 15th though. Were you able to maintain your quit? I hope that you were. If you need support with your quit please remember to post. As you’ve seen from Dan, Diana, Anne, Lubbercat, and xvaper, there’s a lot of great support here. I hope things are a bit better for you today. I wish you the best with your quit and look forward to hearing where you’re at with it. 

Have a great day.  

 
 

  • Edited October 20, 2021 2:18 pm  by  Denim50
kern3

From: kern3

10/20/21

Thank you, for checking in.  I'm still struggling and always have quitting on my mind.  I just started a new work from home position and I'm adjusting to that change as well. I have still tapered down and only evened out a couple of times on my cigarette consumption. Either way, I've recommitted to my full quit for this Friday.

In reply toRe: msg 17
Denim50

From: Denim50

10/22/21

Hey Kern, 

Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking and on your new job. I wish you all the best with both. That’s quite a bit you’ve got going on. Did you manage to start your quit today? If so, how is it going? If not, please let us know that too. By posting where you’re at with your quit, it not only provides you with support for it but it also let’s us know how best to support you with it. Stay close, read, post, and join in. We’re happy to have you here with us. 

Have a great day.  

 

kern3

From: kern3

10/22/21

Thank you, once again.  I didn't smoke zero but made progress and only smoked 3 today.  My biggest problem is patience, so far.  I also need to learn how to ask for help and work on a suggestion in one of my readings of posting if I want to smoke then wait for 3 responses.

  • Edited October 23, 2021 9:16 am  by  slowblumer
In reply toRe: msg 19
Jatchat

From: Jatchat

10/24/21

Patience ,perseverance, character, hope a well known biblical phrase, I struggle with patience also kern, I have found that diverting your attention away from the main task while maintaining abstinence works for me, I exercise regularly and eat wholesome foods, fruit and nuts feature heavily in my diet, and I always have a plan for what I will do on the day, no matter how trivial. Good luck with your quit

Kind regards

Anthony

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