Just wanted to know how some of you prepared for your quit day,I'm thinking about moving mine up.Thanks.
For me it was preparing mentally more than anything. I am only on day 2 and I want to smoke all the time. I just tell myself no and keep it moving. I have been playing alot of candy crush lol
My process is very slow. I still need another 75 days to complete my preparation for "total" quit day. At the advice of my home health nurse and doctor, I counted exactly how many sticks I was consuming. Then, I cut down by one every 5 days or until I do it successfully. I started with 20 (one pack) and am down to a managaeable 15 now. At this program, my quit date will be around August 1, 2014, but I will be well ready for it. Not saying its the best way, but due to my chronic heart problems, I was told to take it very slowly so as not to cause any serious side effects. Let me know if this helps.
HI, I started mentally preparing about a month in advance. I decided I want to quit before May 1st. I started some doing research and found this site. I knew I had many habits to break; I smoked mostly at specific times (first thing in the am, directily after work, dinner and before bed. The week before my quit I started prolonging my habitual times to smoke (like waiting 30 minutes before going out in the am). I ended up cutting back to 4 or 5 a day. The weekend was the hardest though cause i had all day to smoke. The day before I quit I smoked a little too many and then right before bed I broke the rest of them up and threw them away.
I had attempted to quit 3 times before this one and would start back up a couple months later so I know where I went wrong. The other times I wouldn't quit until I finished the pack, this was the first time I had ever broken them and thrown them away. I knew to break them because that way they would be no use to me. I am on week number 3 and it has been a roller coaster but I am handling it. Good luck!
Just an update here to my earlier comment. My 15 sticks has turned into 9 a day now. The program I am on has its problems -- I am getting bored and losing motivation -- but it has worked so far. A few slip ups, but then back on schedule the next day. Next week I am cutting another stick down to 8 a day, and it is all forward from there. Five days and cut one more, in 40 days Ill be at 0. Can't wait!
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