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Congratulations Brenda! You can do it! The only way to get thru it is to go thru it. I downloaded the smokefree app and their mission for today was to go online and search for ways to increase willpower. The one that stuck out to me the best was to "Steer clear of temptation - People who have lots of self-control don’t need to exercise their willpower as often. Therefore, when willpower is required, it is strong and in steady supply. So we can increase our willpower by not putting ourselves in situations where willpower is required – steering completely clear of those “danger spots” where temptation is present and willpower is necessary."
So, for me today, I did NOT go into my office in the back entrance (where the smokers are). I went thru the front entrance - this helped a LOT. Working on day 7...
We got this!
Thank you, Alex. I live with a smoker, but he doesn't smoke in the house. So not going outside with him to smoke. If I need to get outside, I go to the front yard and smell the wonderful air. So many smells I never knew existed.
Hello. I join the group after I lost my quit at 4 months. That happened to me twice. This time I try my best not to fall again in the trap of just one. I am one day and 6 hours smoke free. I used to smoke 2 packs a day. I couldnt breath anymore. Anyway.... I can say I already feel better even if there is just one day smoke free.
Brenda, I live with a smoker too...
And my teenage daughter asked me if I dont want to smoke a cigarette to be more calm. I said no.
One day after another. Lets do this.
I have quit and lost quits numerous times ....so we just keep trying. I am very tired of letting myself down. Usually stress, depression or junkie thinking are my downfalls. I don't know who I am without smoking, so need to start there. I don't feel I have a lot of quits left in me, so need to do this. We will try to help each other along the way.
Congratulations on 6 days nicotine free !! I agree, it's all in how you choose to look at it.
Brenda - I completely get what you are saying, I don't know who I am without smoking either. I'm sending you good vibes and well wishes. Good luck!
Thanks for sharing your trauma. It rings so familiar and really helps to have some others to share the pain with. I believe that you can work through it and it will pass. Don't let them drag you down ;)
Brenda, I was reading this...
''Try not to see this recovery as being in competition with prior
attempts. Although I've remained 100 percent nicotine-free since May 15,
1999, if we both remain 100 percent
free today, your day's worth of
freedom will have been no longer, shorter or less real than mine. We'll also
remain equals in being just one hit of nicotine away from relapse. And
when our head hits our pillow tonight we'll both have achieved full and
complete victory today. ''