Day one tips and suggestions greatly appreciated
CONGRATS ON DAY ONE SHADOWLOVE420 GREAT PERSONAL CHOICE TO QUIT USING YOUR DRUG NICOTINE!!! Yahoooooo for you!!! It was suggested for ME to educate MYSELF on MY NICOTINE ADDICTION and those here said educate yourself at whyquit.com and read blogs here from those who NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF over themselves or life or feelings or boredom or ANY PERSONAL EXCUSE TO USE THEIR DRUG NICOTINE THEY SUGGESTED I go to whyquit.com so I made MY decision to go whyquit.com and I learned the intense withdrawal of MY NICOTINE WITHDRAWAL is the first THREE days and for NICOTINE TO BE FULLY OUT OF MY PHYSICAL SYSTEM IS OUT AND COMPLETELY GONE AFTER TWO WEEKS..... They said I MUST CHOOSE to learn NEW ideas and thoughts and actions to choose a NEW lifestyle for ME... ONE breath at a time getting through ONE DAY AT A TIME... I learned I AM A RECOVERING SMOKE-A-HOLIC who has made a decision for ME NEVER TO TAKE A PUFF.... NOT ONE PUFF OVER ME... I AM A RECOVERING NICOTINE ADDICT.... so I took ALL the SUGGESTIONS and continue to EDUCATE MYSELF recently I just lost a family member.. MY cousin who was USING NICOTINE TO THE END Feb 5 2018 died of cancer... I continue to educated MYSELF by watching those who CHOOSE TO USE THEIR DRUG NICOTINE AND DIE EARLY DEATHS BY THEIR FREE WILL CHOICES and at whyquit.com Joel has many many FACTS NOT FEELINGS FACTS I HAD TO FACE about ME and MY USING NICOTINE TO COPE and these FACTS NOT FEELINGS brought ME OUT OF DENIAL FOR ME TO SAY TO MY INNER MOST SELF....FACT NOT FEELINGS....I AM A NICOTINE ADDICT RECOVERING ONLY BY GODS GRACE...ONE DAY AT A TIME its all I have to live thru this DAY only with ALL HERE STAYING AND REMAINING QUIT FIR THEMSELVES!!! Also I watch MYSELF and take care of MY RECOVERING FROM NICOTINE by remaining OPEN MINED TO KEEP learning by free will CHOICES made by another family member who was diagnosed with lung cancer went thru chemo was given a clean bill of health NO CANCER and decided yesterday to USE HER DRUG NICOTINE for HERSELF to use NICOTINE to CHOOSE to die early.... her CHOICE.... choices... free will... NO BODY SHOVED DEATH STICKS IN MY MOUTH I CHOSE TO SUCK ON THEM......BUT only by the grace of God go I... every time I see people USING NICOTINE... I pray and I came here and TRY to HELP the next SUFFERING NICOTINE ADDICT so please go check out the videos on ONE day TWO day videos at whyquit.com for YOURSELF Shadowlove420 please don't take MY word on it....YOU GOTTA WANT TO QUIT FOR YOU... this was ALL SUGGESTED to ME 7 YEARS AGO I keep coming back because I need YOU Shadowlove 420 to ME your the most important person here because you let ME know its not any better out there TRYING to USE NICOTINE TO COPE.... I prayed and for ME I educated MYSELF in STAYING QUIT NO MATTER WHAT FOR ME not anyone else then I came here and you Shadowlove420 saved MY life today reminding ME I am a recovering nicotine addict ONE BREATH AT A TIME and God willing WE gather this DAY in victory TOGETHER WE ARE REMAINING QUIT with you Shadowlove420 and all here....TOGETHER WE WILL STAY QUIT for ME in MY Lord Jesus name amen Please take what HELPS and let go of the rest to be HELPFUL is MY only aim! Keep on keeping on
No matter what happens do not smoke. Get rid of all cigarettes, ashtrays, lighters etc. even the ones that you may have hidden. Take one day at a time. Read the suggested material. Stay close to the site. NOPE no matter what. do not smoke. Drink lots of water. Chew on toothpicks, Suck on straws sing laugh dance pray. You can do this.
Congratulations on making the decision to quit smoking. You have come to the right place for a new day and a new beginning.. This is all about you and what you are willing to do to be smoke free. Quitting smoking requires hard work. It can be challenging at times but you will learn that it is doable if you adhere to NOPE not one puff ever no matter what.
Start first, by educating yourself about nicotine addiction.
Education is the key to a successful quit.
Read: Freedom from Nicotine My Journey Home and Nicotine Addiction 101
Here are the links: http://whyquit.com/whyquit/LinksAAddiction.html and http://whyquit.com/ffn/
I also encourage you to read. Allen Carr’s book, “Easy Easier Way to Quit Smok
Take the daily pledge. You are beginning a life changing journey that starts today. You made the decision to quit smoking, perhaps the best decision you could ever make. Do all the reading that's been suggested already as learning is the key to a successful quit. Have faith in yourself and you will regain your freedom . Remember that smoking adds nothing to your life. It robs everything- health, time, money. You are taking back your freedom and overcoming addiction.
If you have a Belief, Ask to have the compulsion to smoke removed. Stay busy, breath deeply when a craving hits, keep your mouth busy with gum or hard candy. Keep your computer open to this site all day long and frequently visit it. What others say about being informed about your addiction, is correct. Rinse, wash, repeat. You are beginning a life time practice of re-routing your neurotransmitters, and it's easier then you think. Good luck Shadowluv420.
Oh. And lots of water and 100% cranberry juice. Be prepared to pee a lot
Good luck today! Just take it minute by minute, hour by hour. And KNOW you can do this!!!
Welcome to our community!
Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking and honoring it today!
The most important thing you can do right now is to educate yourself on what nicotine does to your body and mind. To that end, I also highly recommend Allen Carr's “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking.” This is an easy and entertaining read. You can search for a free pdf of it on the net (copyright enforcement won't allow me to post the link here).
You should also read the posts here and perhaps go to the pages of folks who you think might be helpful. You might visit whyquit.com, quitsmokingonline.com and livewell.com for the good information contained there. @https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/groups/best-of-ex has lots of blogs written by members of this site with their experiences and guidance.
After you have completed the recommended reading, it will be time to make an informed choice of the quit aid, if any, you will use. If you go that route, I personally recommend the aids that don't let the addict control the dose such as the available prescription drugs or the patch. If used properly, gum, lozenges and inhalers are fine, but they need to be used only as a last resort. I have seen folks become addicted to them if they substitute them for every cigarette they used to smoke - just trading one addiction for another. I do not recommend the e-cigarette for three reasons: 1) the vapor has been compared to the polluted air in Bejing on a bad day, 2) they just provide another nicotine delivery system while continuing the hand to mouth smoking motion, and 3) the batteries can spontaneously catch on fire. . But – any method that you think will work well for you will be best for you.
The idea is to change up your routines so the smoking associations are reduced. Drink your coffee with your OTHER hand. If you always had that first smoke with your coffee, try putting your tennies on right out of bed, going for a quick walk, then taking your shower and THEN your coffee! Rearrange the furniture in the areas you used to smoke so the view is different. Buy your gas at a different station. Take a different route to work. Take a quick walk at break time where the smokers AREN'T.
You need to distract yourself through any craves. You can take a bite out of a lemon (yup - rind and all), put your head in the freezer and take a deep breath of cold air, do a few jumping jacks, go for a brisk walk or march in place, play a computer game. Don't let that smoking thought rattle around in your brain unchallenged. Sometimes you need to quit a minute or an hour at a time. You will need to be disciplined in the early days to distract yourself when a crave hits. Get busy! Here is a link to a list of things to do instead of smoke if you need some fresh ideas:
The conversation in your head in response to the "I want a cigarette" thought needs to be, "Well, since I have decided not to do that anymore, what shall I do instead for the three minutes this crave will last?" Then DO it. You will need to put some effort into this in the early days, but it gets easier and easier to do.
Stay close to us here and ask questions when you have them and for support when you need it. We will be with you every step of the way!
My 2 cents worth.............
I don't have much to add, to what the other members have said... Do the work,Reap the Reward.
Your Harvest will be a NOPE .....The hardest part in any Quit attempt prior to this one for me, was I couldn't say ADDICTION and refer to myself..... I think that was a big part of my repeated failures.
I learned the hard way NOT ONE PUFF EVER is the only way my body will remain a NON-SMOKER...
IN LESS THAT 2 WKS. MY: BP.,ALLGERIES,SINUSES,BREATHING,CHRONIC PAIN,
SLEEPING HAVE ALL IMPROVED!!!!!! I HONESTLY FEEL ALOT BETTER!!!!! I THINK FOR
THE 1ST. TIME IN MY WHOLE LIFE....INSIDE I AM RELAXED AND NOT WOUND UP LIKE
AN 8 DAY CLOCK....I GIVE HIGH STRUNG A WHOLE NEW MEANING.............Prairie
This is my day 1 and my suggestion to myself has been echoed above - smoking is not an option. No matter how you word that phrase, that's the bottom line.
This is a blog that has everyone's best tricks and good things to read: For Our New Years' Quitters (and community members, too) If anything, it will take you a while to get through and keep you busy so you don't smoke!
Turn Day One into your Day WON!
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