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June 2020 Ex-Smokers    Quit Buddies Unite

Started 12/3/19 by ModDee; 30916 views.
TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

6/15/20

One hour at a time for me, too. There are times the clock seems to drag. I noticed today my jaw was hurting, and then this afternoon I realized that I've been clenching my teeth! Talk about white knuckling it through! I have lozenges, but I didn't even think about them. I just clenched the day away, apparently.

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

6/15/20

Hey Tiny,

Early on, whenever I had a craving, I would take that time to mindfully deep breath and force myself to relax and would notice I always had to force my jaw and shoulders to unclench.  You could even add some relaxing meditating music for additional benefit, even for 3 minutes. 

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

6/15/20

That's a great idea. I didn't even realize I was doing it! I need to be better at taking breaks and relaxing. I've been doing a guided morning meditation, but I should try using those same techniques throughout the day.

SusanK1960

From: SusanK1960

6/15/20

Since the cravings would come about every hour at the beginning, it was an “easy reminder” to “relax” by taking deep breaths mindfully relaxing.  Also, sucking ice water from a straw gives some relaxing also.

Nope62

From: Nope62

6/15/20

HI!

    I hope I can quit playing this game. I've read that most quitters don't succeed on the first try. That most quitters have a better chance of succeeding after multiple tries. I hope this is true and that this is the final one for me!

Good luck!

Nope62

From: Nope62

6/15/20

 It has been one hour at a time for me also early in my quits. But I've found that if I can hang on, fight each craving by using distractions, that they do let up.

Everyday the cravings and urges get a little less intense and a little further apart. They don't go away altogether for months, but you will notice that you can handle them a lot easier.  You can do this!

Good Luck!

  • Edited June 15, 2020 11:40 pm  by  Nope62
overdoz

From: overdoz

6/16/20

Trying to take it one day at a time, had made it 5 days and then lit up again, i have been mostly quit all year though which is a positive thing, dont know why i keep slipping back though. I mean i kinda do know my triggers, well i found a cig today in the garage and i crushed it, so far so good gonna hit the bike trails a little to kill the time, enjoy the summer day. 

Overdoz quit 06-16-2020

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

6/16/20

Good for you! You'll get this thing whipped, I know you will. Distraction does wonders. I've been at work, eating all day. I'm on day 6 and I've been fine until today. I'm not sure what's happening, but its not good. Did anyone else get this? I've been so good lately, now I'm struggling. 

overdoz

From: overdoz

6/16/20

Oh yeah, i just had made it 5 days and broke down yesterday and smoked 3 cigs, im going to try the twelve steps that have helped me stop drinking now for 2 months, admitted that we were powerless over smoking, that our lives had become unmanageable...

Overdoz quit 04-16-2020

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

6/16/20

That sounds like a good idea. I have heard of people quitting that way, because they are both addictions. I'd be interested to see if you find success that way.

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