You chose to smoke and now you choose to quit.
Will you go in a circle with this?
It's a very painful to start over and over because every time you fail
you believe less and less you will succeed
THE GOOD NEWS
We can tell you what is going to happen so you know ahead of time and don't shoot yourself in the foot.
There is a timeline, a defineable base of expectations that nearly everyone goes through at the appointed
times of their quit.
Wouldn't you like to know what that is?
Wouldn't that help you relax instead of just blindly trying to tough it out?
So let's get real here and I'll lay it out for you.
This is based upon my own quit as well as observing and helping for over 15,000 hours here and on
This is what everyone goes through in the first 4 months from their last puff.
You can stumble and fall as many times as you choose but it all comes back to 130 days from your last puff.
This is not tough love this is reality.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO here we go
You will have some rough days in the beginning trying to shake the addiction
and then the habits of smoking.
The physical addiction is the nicotine. It keeps you coming back, rules
your waking life, and causes you to think of nothing else when your brain needs it's fix.
The habit part is memory driven. Every cig you smoked was tied to a thought, an emotion, a memory.
This is definitely the hardest part of the whole process because there are a lot of memories to relive
without smoking to replace those experienced while smoking
You will feel "out of it". You know? like something is missing or not right?
The memories of smoking are strong because of how long we smoked.
But, as I said, it is a process, a defineable process.
You begin to understand what is happening by learning each day but you must keep making the choice to not
smoke as you daily live without smoking and you create new memories that don't include smoking.
After about 130 days you will not be thinking of you as a smoker anymore or of smoking but very rarely.
So give yourself that amount of time without giving up on yourselves.
Here Is The Timeline Of What You Can Expect
1st week toughest
second week better
third week a little better
4th week better
5th week You think you got it licked.
The next three months (No Mans Land) are the true test because you will get urges out of nowhere.
They can be strong and they can last an hour or a few days, but fortunately they are rare.
It is because they are so surprising is why they are dangerous. they aren't any stronger than anything you've
Remember that you smoked for a long time.
Once again, give yourself 130 days from your last puff without giving in and you will rarely think of smoking.
The best part of all? We are here for you before you stumble.
Do not smoke without coming here first and posting HELP in a blog. Not just on your page. POST A BLOG and
wait for responses. Then do it again if you are still craving.
One More Thing
When You Get A Craving? LAUGH AT IT! This will totally unfocus the crave and keep you strong.
Sounds funny, but it works!