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Thats a great way to look at quitting, that you choose your attitude and joy for quitting. I have gotten on the quit bus again after relapsing after a 7 week quit, i went over the reasons i relapsed.. it all came down to putting myself in risky situations where i would feel stressed and possibly light up, i wasn't ready to be around other smokers, i thought i was..
I like the way you say you wake up every morning pleased as punch.., on a side note i would not recommend to anyone relapsing you have to go through all the withdrawal pains from scratch, maybe im a massichist i dont know, but definitely dealing with my high risk situations and how i am going to deal with them in the future should help hopefully, seems like everything is high risk in the beginning.
Overdoz quit 06-10-2020
Way to go Overdoz,
Take what you learned about yourself and keep that new tool for the next time you are in the same position. You were so pleased with yourself for having quit for so many weeks. Grab that feeling and grow it inside you every single morning and every single evening. Fake it til you make it, if that's what it takes but program yourself to be happy you have quit smoking knowing you have the tools to keep that quit journey going all the way.
We are all rooting for you - keep on keepin on. Cheers
You are a Great example of what a positive attitude can do! How far are you into your quit? With that attitude you should have no trouble keeping it!
Thank you I appreciate that. I am 5 months and 13 days. whooohooo and goin on....
Cheers to to you Nope62
Hi June Ex Smokers,
This is a good testimony to read if you find yourself listening to that voice to 'just have one'.
I'd like to introduce you to Jenn, a member of the support forum here at About.com Smoking Cessation. After three months of smoking cessation, a night on the town changed everything. Read Jenn's story and remember it the next time an urge to smoke hits. Thanks for sharing your story so honestly, Jenn.
Omg I needed this at right this moment! I was just having that junkie thinking of having just one. A slip, you know, not a relapse. I could do it on the sly and no one would know. So I came to this forum looking for support and this article was here! Thanks so much for posting articles often. I really do need them.
If you feel like you will slip , come here and post and post again.
Like Jenn said, Stop.. 'wait out the 3 to 5 minutes, take some deep breaths, drink some water, take a shower, do some jumping jacks or whatever it is that will help you get past those faulty thoughts of smoking. DO NOT GIVE IN to that little annoying voice'.
Well, like I had a mini freak out, but I walked the dogs and feel better. I have to do some shopping, so that will distract me. I notice I am coughing less and that's good because I'm getting better sleep. I'm sleeping better, which is weird because a lot of people here complain of insomnia. I am still using a patch, and am doing my best to keep busy. Im sure I'm getting annoying by posting all over, but it's keeping me strong.
Your are definitely not annoying. This is exactly what the forum is for. None of us is always here but if you are having a hard time with craves post and usually someone will offer you support.
The coughing less is wonderful. Before I quit I had the 'smoker's cough' every single morning. Keep on thinking about all the benefits you are winning one day at a time. The list is long for us all.
I hear your plea about wishing you’d wake up happy to be a non smoker, I will tell you that after quitting april 1 2019, when I got to 4 months, that’s how I felt. Glad that 95% of the time I was past thinking about it. And now, the only time it ever occurs to me that I don’t smoke is if I’m on here. You can get there!