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Here's a wonderful list of tips for the first weeks of cessation that one of our mods, ModJenn put together. Print it out for handy reference!
Mod Marge also made a terrific list of tips for when it gets tough............................................ Thanks Marge!
O.K, so I guess this is officially day 1. 19 years of smoking in some form or another and 8 years of numerous quits. It's time to get this done and put this behind me once and for all. Whose with me?
Good for you on your decision to quit, that is fantastic. Be ready with hard candy to suck on, a straw to suck through, ice water to drink. Post for help, there are many that will jump in to help you. Just do whatever you need to do except to smoke! I know I have quit numerous times and decided 2021 would be the year I did not smoke so, I have 1 month in now.
Good luck to you.
Thanks and congrats on 1 month smoke free!
Easing myself into it has actually helped a lot as I've removed many of the environmental cues that would trigger me.
One day at a time! Thanks for your support!
So how has day two played out for you?
Ive been reading some of the articles from the library here this morning as nearly a year in I still find myself romanticizing “just a smoke”. Ugh. Addiction sucks. It doesn’t last long when this happens but I often get dismayed that it happens at all anymore. I think the biggest help for me is to still not look at “forever” and stay present with where I am. Anyway...don’t let your guard down and keep going!
Excellent job for deciding to quit! I am almost 8 days in, and seeing the time tick away while reading about the positive changes that have already happened in my body has helped me.
When I crave, like stop-me-in-my-tracks crave, I shoveled the front steps and pathway. I just needed something to do.
This is the single best thing we can do for our health. You got this!
So true about "forever" and the dialogue we use within ourselves. I count down the day - my quit was at 8:57 pm on January 25th, so come 8:57 one each susequent day, I put a big X on the calendar and then get ready for the next one. I also find myself "thinking" about the triggers I haven't had yet, but I expect will happen, and I've literally yelled at myself out loud to stop. I've done a lot of yelling and talking to myself the past week come to think of it hahaha.