Need some help with this one.
For Our New Years' Quitters (and community members, too)
Here is a blog I wrote which includes links to information about this addiction, ways to avoid your associations and triggers, and a list of 100 things to do instead of smoke.
In these early days, it;s important to say busy and not let your mind take control of your thoughts of smoking.
Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking. It is one that you will never regret.
I'm glad you are here!
Welcome to the Ex and congrats on your decision to quit. You've take the first step on a rewarding journey
Read, read, read. There is so much on this site that will contribute to your success. And there is an amazing support group to get you through if and when you need help.
101 Things to Do Instead of Smoke
Hi and welcome mykids hugs
Because you quit today, it's natural to be thinking about cigarettes---but to get beyond the dependency, accept that you are going to get better one day at a time. Stick with Ex--blog, read, learn.
Welcome to Ex! Congratulations on beginning your quit--keep the smober days coming.
Congratulations on quitting!!!. You've already been given some great suggestions.. be sure to read all the attachments everyone is sending you. Theyre invaluable. Hopefully you have your plan and quit kit ready. I found cinnamon sticks, walking and deep breathing to be invaluable. Especially that first week. Nuts, fruits out on the counter for a quick grab when you're really craving. Altoids, lemon drops, sour candies all work pretty well too. The daily pledge is great It helps keep you in touch with others who are quitting along with you and makes your pledge to not smoke stronger. Good job and keep those freedom days coming.
Thank you. It is harder then I thought it would be.
Congratulations on Day 1 of your Quit and Welcome to Ex
If you didn’t already, go to the home page and at the top click on getting started, read and actively answer the questions about your quit. Aussiemom above gave you a great list of things to do...if in doubt, come here for support and to help others.
Drink lots of water to rid the nicotine from your body. Hang in there, it’s a journey and it takes time. Colleen aka sweetp
Welcome and CONGRATS AND GOOD JOB! I use the Serenity Prayer- soon as OLD thoughts of using hit - USE DRUG NICOTINE - I pray this ....God grant ME the serenity to accept the things I cannot change - Courage to change the things i can and the Wisdom to know the difference - in MY Lord Jesus name amen - every time I felt the urge to use MY DRUG NICOTINE- I would pray this prayer over and over until i calm MY MIND DOWN - it worked for ME- just passing on MY experience strength and hope to you to be HELPFUL- please take what HELPS and let go of the rest - thank you.
Congratulations on your quit, please remember that it is a journey and not an event. This cannot be rushed, it has to be one day at a time, it HAS to be one emotion or experience at a time. You can do this and we are all here to help you in any way that we can. Read, blog, ask for help just like you did...pay attention to the advice being offered and know that it is being offered to help.
Welcome to EX,
Thank you. I’m glad there are people out here that is willing to help.
We are willing to help and every one of us know what you are going through. There are no shortcuts to quitting and there are no ways to avoid some of the harder times. We have to learn how to live our lives without turning to nicotine to solve everything when, in fact, it never solved a thing. It really is a journey and every time you get past a crave, you have gotten stronger. You have shown yourself that you can do it. Education and support are seriously helpful in this journey and then you need to have your very own commitment to stay free. You CAN do this. I smoked for 47 years and have been free for over five, thanks to this site and the advice and support I got from here. If you haven't already read Allen Carr's "The Easy Way to Quit Smoking"...you can likely get it from your local library or buy a used copy on line. Stay close to this site, I came here every morning and every evening because it fed my quit and it convinced me that I could do it. I had tracked cigarettes back when I smoked but that just gave me a record of my triggers and a plan for what to do when they occurred, I ended up quitting suddenly because I got really, really sick. It was a matter of life or breath and I chose breath. I don't know how much planning you did for this but planning helps...it can STILL be done after you quit...you've got suggestions for things to do instead of smoking...My EX Plan | BecomeAnEX I would suggest that your read two blogs written by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 that you may find very helpful. What To Expect In The First Four Months and My Welcome To New Members (12+ Years Of Watching) Remember that we ARE here and we all know how hard it is...
elvan wrote: Congratulations on your quit, please remember that it is a journey and not an event. .......
Congratulations on your quit, please remember that it is a journey and not an event. .......
Whoa. That is so important to remember. Thank you for the reminder elvan!
Welcome to Day 2 ..., be proud you did Day 1 smoke free...Colleen aka sweetp
This is real hard.
Quit Kit aka Tool Box
Congratulations on your quit! Just stop thinking about it. Get it out of your head. You made the exciting decision to stop smoking. The less you think about quitting smoking, the easier it will be to actually quit smoking. The moment you start to think about it, literally shake your head of the thought and move on to something else. Smoking is not an option, you have quit. You can do this because you are amazing and will not let yourself down.
There are are tons of people here that are willing to help you out. The biggest thing to remember is there is never going to be a good excuse for you to smoke again....
Hang in, hang on...
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