Hello, hello. I have hit the beginning of the double digits again. I must say I was not happy to have to set my clock back, at first. So, I decided to make the best out of it. I followed and read, and am still reading links from the welcome packets. For the past few days I am happy that I had to reset my clock. First, I deserved that. Second, I read the packets. That was the most EXciting thing of all. All that information just waiting for me to read.
I have been learning so much. I just want you all to know how helpful the welcome packets are. I think it makes the difference between having the ammunition to fight against craves/urges or losing to that battle. I know, I speak from EXperience.
If you are struggling during your quit. Start the reading the welcome packets before you need to change your clock. It may not take away the craves/urges but it will one distract you and second it will help you understand nicotine addiction. Dopamine receptors are looking for that fix. I am now starting to give mine what they are looking for but in a good way, EXercise. This will release dopamine to ease my craves/urges.
These are my opinions from what I have been reading and EXperiencing for myself. This does not replace reading for yourself about nicotine addiction. Your interpretation is what is going to matter to you. Take what helps and leave the rest.