Cigarette is playing tricks on me I’m feeling like I losing my best friend but I know I’ve losing an enemy!
But my mind is playing tricks on me big time feeling very sad wanting to give up
Oh don't give up, smoking is not your friend....this is normal to feel like this! Nicotine has consumed your mind and wants you to fail! Get up and take a walk, make a list of your favorite things to do, sip on some water, do some deep breathing into those lungs that are going to love it! It is nicotine playing those tricks and that is what you are trying to conquer! You have already taken a good step in the right direction by coming here and posting! I know all about depression and it is evident that you are trying to cope with it! IT will be there still whether you smoke or not! Take a stand and go with NOT! Shout out if you need more help along the way! Someone is always here reading!
Change your mind's direction! Do not dwell!!!!!! Eat something sour, or get a Fireball. Brisk exercise - even marching in place, or a few jumping jacks. Take a brisk walk if you can - get your arms a-swinging. Write down why you quit and keep it handy. Write down all the bad things smoking does to you - and keep in mind it only FOOLS you into thinking it does anything FOR you. Find cute/funny videos on YouTube. Put on some tunes and dance or sing aloud to them. Play a computer game. Clean out a closet (or a drawer). Clean out your car!
Would you keep a friend who was slowly pushing a knife into your back and twisting it every once in awhile? Didn't think so.
This quit thing takes some effort on your part in the early days - but I promise you it will be worth it.
And please Mroseforte Let us know how you are doing, we want to be here to help you and cheer you on!!!
Grieving the loss of that "best friend" who had a gun to our heads is really part of the journey. Your addiction is going to keep talking and trying to get you back as long as you keep giving it power. Find something to do to distract yourself...EXERCISE, DANCE, SING...watch funny videos on youtube or watch funny movies. You need to get that dopamine flowing. Cigarettes ARE killers. Looks like Youngatheart.7.4.12 is on the same page as I am. Yell NOPE..Not One Puff Ever. No crave has ever killed anyone...no one can say that about cigarettes. Keep blogging...keep reading other blogs, DON'T let go of your quit.
SMOKING IS MY BEST FRIEND & My Cigarette, My Friend by Joel Spitzer (In case you haven't read them.)
You don't really want to give up, else you wouldn't be here writing the blog you did. You're right. It IS you mind playing tricks. Don't listen to it. Keep reaffirming your smart, life-giving choice. Continue on track. You CAN do this. Just get through today. Distract, refocus, as Nancy said - don't sit there and dwell. Dwelling will drown you. Get up, get out. You're morphing into an amazing new creature. A smoke free one.
I keep reminding myself that smoking masked our emotions and now they're coming to the surface. Being sad i.e., losing a best friend, has been a big part of the adjustment for me. It's early in your quit, so try to work through with the suggestions above. Stay close; it will get easier.
No no. Yes u are not losing your best friends. Yes u are going new better smokefree friends. We will help you Please believe that it will get easier. It will. But like all f us you have to fight for you ur you ur quit before it gets easier. Anything worth having s worth fighting for. I will fight with you because you are worth it
You don't have to believe everything you think. Especially when addiction is talking. Or depression. A wise woman once told me "You can choose what thoughts to invest in. Choose wisely". You'll be ok if you decide you're ok Your choice. Choose wisely
Depression is a symptom of withdrawal due to the lack of dopamine. Dopamine - the Double Edged Blade
Dopamine during the First 3 Months. Find your ways of replacing dopamine naturally!
Thanks Thomas. Excellent articles.
You are right it is your enemy. The lingering smoke is awful and time of regret. You stay positive, and tell the devil to get behind you not to lead you .
Non smoking and us. We are your best friends. We won’t harm you, make you life miserable. We won’t take away your freedoms. What kind of a friends causes you harm? Not a good one. It’s not easy. We know that. Take this journey with us. We are your new friends. NOPE. Take the daily pledge and take the hand of your new friend. Give younother hand to another new friend. We are all here for you
Because we ARE ALL in this together!
pinch your cheeks and say, "I don't do that anymore."
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