Today is my Day 15

Blog Post created by tsmith6105 on Jun 12, 2018

I've been feeling pretty good these last 5 days and successfully made it through some pretty emotionally tough moments without getting too crazy or irrational. I did get a little snappy a few times and slipped into self-pity a bit but all and all, I think I did pretty well. 


Without going into much detail, I basically spent the last 5 days my ex wife and our 2 amazing kids (8 year old boy/girl twins) acting like a family again after recently getting divorced. It's weird and tough and stressful and beautiful all at the same time. Regardless, I feel like I showed up pretty well in terms of patience and amicability considering I'm only a few weeks into my quit. 


My cravings are lessening and getting shorter in duration. I'm down to about 2 or 3 pretty strong urges/thoughts to smoke per day but I'm usually able to quell them in about 30 to 60 seconds. Mostly (almost exclusively) my cravings come after eating a meal. 


Back to work today which is nice in some ways... I feel like I do better with a set routine in terms of staying focused on my quit. Also, some things that have helped me stay on track have been snacking on baby carrots and nuts, exercising and taking walks, praying little short prayers throughout the day (serenity prayer), quitting caffeine in conjunction w/ quitting cigarettes (same quit date), and drinking tons of water! 


15 DOF! Feels pretty good!... O.D.A.T.  Cheers, Trevor