Day 6 did NOT exist!
That's right. It did NOT exist, but it still counts!
I woke up to gentle rain and decided to take a day for recovery, texted work and rolled over, covered my head and went back to sleep. Then repeated. Woke up, rolled over, covered my head and slept some more--ALL DAY LONG!
I truly just shut down for the entire day. I wanted it. And I took the day. Tried to start feeling guilty a couple of times for being lazy/unproductive. Then,
quickly redirected myself!
I needed/deserved a day to take complete care of myself! ~So do YOU!
Throughout my day of rest, I did not feel terrible withdrawal pangs. I think it was very helpful to remain in bed for the day. So, I highly recommend a "self care" day off during the first week of quit to anyone!!!
Take it!!! You deserve it!
Whatever it takes to help YOU thru!!!
On this day "off", I did not overeat. I ate some nuts and cereal in the evening but stayed clear of snacking during the day. I have been over-snacking this week and this had led me to feel more sluggish (and just generally not good about myself.) This day "off" definitely helped with snacking as well.
Caveat: Only take 1 day off. Otherwise, you will eat yourself up with guilt and could end up having an even harder time coming back. Believe me, I've been there.