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Guys, HELP, I'm really struggling today. Day 26, why, why, why???? It's so tough. Just keeping in mind "It did not feel that good to feel this bad." This is how I will feel if I cave in!!!! Aghhhhh. Don't know what has triggered this monster today. I will not give in to this addiction! I will not let it bully me!!!! NOPE, NOPE, NOPE!!!
I know how tough it is, but hang in there. What you're feeling is normal, and it is only temporary. It will not last. If you can, go for a walk. Do deep breathing. Find a distraction.
Read, read, read. Head to the Smoking Library in the column on the left. Spend some time reading the milestone posts from Dots and Stars or One Year and Beyond. Time and again you'll see that it does get better.
You can do this, Craftyhels!
Thanks hun. Yep once again this forum is my saviour. I'm reading reading reading lol aghgggg it's soooooo hard xx thanks Andrea xx
Hang in there Crafty. I found thatvai can not read posts where someone has actually caved in ... Fir some strange reason I then have to reslly fight not to cave in myself .. Advice .. Don't read such posts right now.
You've come this far. You CAN do this!
Yep get that hun. I really can't give in now. How blinkin crazy would that be. I'm a rational and intelligent woman. I will not be beaten, I will not! NOPE NOPE NOPE xx I won't read any posts about giving in either hun. You're right, it might just give me that excuse I'm looking for to have one xx thanks hunni xx you're doing brilliantly too, so proud and impressed hun xx
If you have any NRT's use them, if not, find some cold water and splash yourself with it - better yet, jump into a cold shower and wake up your body....that's a bit extreme but hey, it that's what it takes to get rid of that Tsunami Crave, than do it. JUST DON'T SMOKE!!!
FIND SOME JOKES TO LAUGH AT:
Watch some videos on the effects of smoking or Big Tobacco on YouTube and get p*$$ed. I remember watching tons of videos and reading bunches of articles. Have you checked out whyquit.com? There's a bunch of interesting things to read on there too. It will all just enforce your commitment you made on Day 1 and the fact that you don't want to go back there. You aren't going to feel any better if you give in. Hang in there my friend!
You can also break into ModJenn's Quit Toolbox.
You got this, Craftyhels!