Struggling to stay an EX. Temper and cravings at its highest so far.
Calm down. life is going to happen as an ex smoker.
Do have a lemon to bite into?
Can you stick your head in the freezer and count backwards from 20?
Or are you looking for a real reason?
you can never find a real reason to smoke.
Slow, deep breaths - s l o w, d e e p, b r e a t h s!
Take a walk, take a shower, call a friend, play a computer game, put your head in the freezer and breathe some ice cold air, snap a rubber band around your wrist, take some more slow, deep breaths!
You did the right thing in coming here instead of smoking - so I KNOW you don't want to. Just don't!
Get busy! Don't let those craves whirl around in your brain alone. Change your mind's direction.....give it something ELSE to think about.
Hang in there! A crave will end whether you smoke or not, and every one you get through weakens the next one just a bit.
Stay strong! Stay committed.
You CAN do this!
(check in after a bit and let us know how you're doing!)
Do whatever you need to do to get through this - take a walk if possible. Take a shower - hard to smoke in the shower. Scream as loudly as possible - I don't do that any more! Each time that you beat one of these super craves - your quit just gets stronger. You have come too far to throw it away.
All good advice above....and if I can expand.......do ANYTHING except smoke! Just gut it thru......it can feel impossible but it's NOT! Come here and talk, eat, walk, sing, dance, SLEEP......do whatever but don't lose your quit. You CAN do this.
You can do this! Take deep breaths. Changing your surroundings can change your mindset. Take a walk, change rooms, do whatever it takes.
How are you doing now?
Consider it a challenge that you are able to handle. Quitting smoking is not the easiest thing to do however it is doable. It is a no matter what is happening you will not smoke. No matter how hard it gets. We are addicts our bodies have to learn to do without smoking. Think of all the people that don't smoke. What do they do when a crisis comes? Handle it without a cigarette. You can go through this without smoking. You will be stronger once you meet each challenge. You have to start believing that you do not "have" to have a smoke. Tell that to your brain.
How are you doing?
I am sorry I wasn't online last night. I hope you made it through. Please let us know how you are doing (either way)!
Dcarmon How are you doing? PLEASE REMEMBER that smoking doesn't fix anything...I remember being angry at people or situations and I remember sitting outside and smoking...puffing away as fast as I could and visualizing whatever or whoever I was angry with...incinerating. Never happened. Know what DID happen...my lungs took all of the brunt of my anger and now I live with that damage, every day, every minute of every day, no crave is going to kill you, no one can say the same thing about cigarettes and, you know what? It is okay to be angry...punch a pillow, yell into the pillow, do jumping jacks, wear yourself out physically, it is amazing how weak anger really is. No crave will last forever (even though it seems like it might) and no crave will cause permanent damage. Remember that! You can do this!
Thanks Evan for the advice
Day 4 today an you know what I did so I don't crave cigarettes I cleaned my entire house up like mopping sweeping vacuumed etc. Andthat wasn't enough because I kept wanting to smoke I washe my walls down an then cooked a full meal supper redbeans n rice baked BBQ chicken and ranch bacon salad and then devil eggs I just stayed so busy I don't think of picking up cigarettes I'm only on day 4 too I quit September 24th and still counting days I pray alot too not to be religious but I pray an read alot of my Bible when I crave cigarettes keep going your strong I am new here an I already like everyone I spoke too on here thank you for letting me share. Keep up the good work that craving will subside eat a lemon r drink pickle juice. Good luck praying for you!!!
This is for all of the advice. THANK YOU.For me it is getting better. This is the most supportive group around. Again thank you.
I'm struggling myself not gonna lie I'm on day 4 it's gonna get better I keep telling myself it's hard I know but we can do this!!
Trust us - it's worth the effort. Really it is!
Feeling better? Remember, anger is okay, we really do NOT have to stuff all of our feelings...we get to GROW.
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