How do i navigate the community area? Need to build up a support system cause lacking in my home. Thank you.
You have already figured out one of the most important parts of our community - how to post a blog. You might next tell us a bit about yourself which might include why you want to quit, how long you have smoked, if you have set a quit date and anything else about yourself you care to share. To help with navigating around, here is a blog written by one of our members when we migrated to this platform from another: EX to EX INSTRUCTIONS. You can also just click on stuff and read what you find! You might also check out "My Quit Plan" (upper right). Here is a blog I wrote with links to lots of good information to help you understand this process: For Our New Years' Quitters (and community members, too).
I'm glad you are here! Get settled in, read all you can, and get active in the community. We can help you have a successful quit!
Wow, lots of helpful info! Thank you!
Where would i post additional info about myself? I've never blogged or been in a group setting so this is a bit confusing. I tend to want to know everything NOW which is a character fault i continue to work on to keep stress levels down
How did u get those picts on here? Fun n thank you!
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Hi and Welcome
You came to a great place to Quit smoking. I found going to Getting started from the home page is a good place to start. It made the first big step, coming here to quit smoking.
I am going step by step best i can to understand this and be able to join in with y'all. Thank you for info and kind welcome n support!
If you put up blogs or conversations, we'll see them and respond. Status updates tend to get lost by the wayside. I recommend going to the Home page and check out the material in Best of Ex and "Read the Latest Updates." As with our quits, we each have our own way of doing things here. So experiment. Look around, taste everything! Take what you like and leave the rest. We all have different tastes and perspectives. But the one perspective we're all in agreement with is - getting rid of this monkey on our back.
You're not alone. Many don't have the kind of support at home that there is here. Some at home have smoked, so they haven't a clue as to what we're going through. Stick with those who do.
And if you're lost, just yell. Someone will be there to help. Glad you've joined us. Stick around.
I'm so happy to hear from y'all so quickly and with such helpful guidance! I def will play with the site for few days to get more comfortable and agree to adjust to what suits me and not get overwhelmed by it. Thanks much! And yes, I plan on sticking around
Welcome to EX, please read Youngatheart.7.4.12's recommendations. I sort of learned by trying, I read and then commented on blogs, I followed people I found interesting from their writing, you can hover your cursor over the user name and it will give you an option to go to a person's page or to follow them or message them. I read many blogs and paid attention to what was working for others, I asked for advice and I listened when it was given.
Coming here and posting is a HUGE step. People will reach out and give you advice and let you know what worked for them.
It helps to have a plan, set a date, and get yourself ready for your quit. The home support would be nice be we are all willing to be your home support. We are all willing to listen and to let you know what worked for us or for others...Education about nicotine addiction, support from others, and your own commitment can get you through ANYTHING and I DO mean ANYTHING. We are all reaching out to help you and we all want you to be successful.
Wow, you already pledged...I pledged again just so you would have someone holding your hand...this was posted by Giulia and I know you wondered about DOF...I think you will find this really helpful. Ellen
Why is abbreviation such a long word?
6% CLUB = (those who have quit for one year or more)
DDC = DOUBLE DIGIT CLUB (once a member gets to 10 smoke-free days)
DOF = DAYS OF FREEDOM (the number of days absolutely smoke-free)
ELDER = (a member who has over a one-year quit and offers wisdom based on their experience)
"Got your comma" = (you've made 1,000 days smoke free)
HALT = Hungry, Angry Lonely, Tired (Each one of these four physical or emotional conditions, if not taken care of, leaves an individual vulnerable for relapse.)
Heck Week = the second week of a quit
Hell Week = the first week of a quit
KOKO = KEEP ON KEEPING ON
NAD0 = NEVER ANOTHER DAY ONE
NEF = NEVER EVER FORGET (how hard it was to quit and that no one wants to start over)
NML = NO MAN'S LAND (Day 30 through approximately 130)
NOPE = NOT ONE PUFF EVER (based on the Law of Addition: "Administration of a drug to an addict will cause re-establishment of chemical dependence upon the addictivesubstance." Yes, even one puff.)
SINAO = SMOKING IS NOT AN OPTION
TDC = TRIPLE DIGIT CLUB (Those with 100 days or more smoke free)
QUITITUDE (QUIT TUDE) = a, positive, can-do attitude toward your quit where YOU take the helm.
QUAD SQUAD = (those who have quit for 1,000 days or more)
Well, cool beans Ill try to save this so i won't forget!
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