On my lunch break. The day started off well. I woke up in a good mood. I ate a good breakfast. I got to work on time. I have an easy day today
Then I sat through a group another staff member was doing. He kept talking about smoking and cigarettes. I wanted to smoke. I had to play the tape all the way through. I’m doing good now because I am staying committed to my quit. I’m doing the things that keep me smoke free, like visiting this site.
i had the old thoughts of not wanting be at work, feeling like I need to smoke to get through it. I dismissed those thoughts. The problem isn’t the craving itself. The problem is not wanting to face my responsibilities at work. I asked my boss for a vacation and got it approved. So I just have to make it through an easy day today and work next week. Then I get a break.
Work stress part of life. Right now I think of smoking to deal with it. I look forward to the time when I won’t think of smoking when I get stressed at work. In the mean time, I am working on surviving each day and trying to reduce my stress.