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Started 4/3/22 by candrew; 5691 views.
JavaNY

From: JavaNY

Apr-29

Best wishes on the quit, Andrew. And to everyone else.

Paul

candrew

From: candrew

Apr-29

Well, here we go again....

Exactly 32  hours > 5pm Friday to 12:00pm Saturday. Andrew prepares for another stab at freedom - freedom that he knows can be achieved with everything that he already has - no more failures, no more excuses, temptations, weaknesses, defeats, regrets or any other obstacles in his way. Do you hear me Andrew ? It's time.....

Jerthie123

From: Jerthie123

Apr-29

Thank you so much!!!

Jerthie123

From: Jerthie123

Apr-29

You have got this Andrew!!!

Jerthie123

From: Jerthie123

Apr-30

I am excited about reinventing my life!

What do I do with those moments?  Moments where I needed a lozenge to be able to do the next thing on my list.  Moments of anxiety, moments of overwhelm, moments of not knowing what to do next.  Moments of perfectionism.  Ugh.  Anxiety and perfectionism!  That is why I use lozenges!  They make me feel perfect and in control.  Ugh.  Not!!!

I caught on to that just now!!!  I had three différent things I wanted to do.  I felt overwhelmed!  But this time instead of sucking on a Lousy nicotine lozenge I said Wait one minute!  Do I need to really do any of those things right away?  And you know what.. I don't!!!  Right away my craving passed!!!

Instead I told my self.... Do something else.  Reinvent!!  And so here I am!!!  Dealing with anxietyby posting instead.  I am going to keep on Reinventing!

Jerthie123

From: Jerthie123

Apr-30

I love this Reinventing!!

I do not need to be perfect!  I do not need to get it all done.  And I do not need lozenges to get me from one moment to the next!!!  Now!  What do I do with those moments in between.  My anxious moments?  What on earth do I do???

Well!  I will Reinvent!!!

Peeps#  I will keep you posted on my NEW life!  

Jerthie123

From: Jerthie123

Apr-30

Let it go Andrew... All of it.  Let go.  Take it moment to moment.  Day to day.  You have got this and so much more.  Know that there is life after quitting.  Life gets better after quitting. The clouds will clear Andrew and a new dawn will break.  Stay cool my friend!

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Apr-30

The World is your oyster Jerthie! It really is. 
I understand the anxiety. It sucks. For me, exercise was the ticket away from it. It doesn’t erase it, but it keeps it at a manageable level. We’ve all read that a million times. It took some time for me to trust it. Well, not even trust it really, but to get to the point where I was so frustrated with anxiety, and so tired of it that I just went out and ran. Well, it worked! 

Anxiety is energy. It’s like it just arrives and your either stuck with or figure out how to expend some energy to balance it. Can be anything you want! The key is…do something. Don’t just focus on it. It’s a prompt. Telling you get busy. Find the Pearl in the oyster!

Jerthie123

From: Jerthie123

Apr-30

This is brilliant!!!  Such kind encouragement!

Thank you tonnes!!!

This makes sense to me now.

With each moment today it makes more sense!!!

Yes.  The world is my oyster.  I am going to live my anxiety out thinking this.  At the same time I am not going to be too tough on myself.

I love this!!-  thank you!

Jerthie123

From: Jerthie123

Apr-30

I am not at a full quit... Yet.  But want to get there now!!!  No more settling for just 2 or 3 lozenges a day.  I want to put nicotine behind me.  I have had 3 lozenges so far today.  I used to have had 5 or even 6 at this time.  So it is a small improvement!

I need to feel excited about a quit... Not dismayed.

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