I been smoke free for 3 days. I don’t think I can hold it anymore. I need a cigarette now. Please help.
Of COURSE you can hold it. You've spent three hard fought-for days. Tomorrow the majority of the nicotine will be out of your system (unless you're taking nicotine replacement.) It's 1 am. Eastern time at least. If you're on Eastern time it's the middle of the night practically. Go to sleep. Tomorrow you'll wake up and say I MADE IT FOUR DAYS!!!
I want you to think about why you came here. Focus on that. Not the wretched craving creature screaming at you. It's telling you nothing but lies. We are telling you truths. Read this little play I wrote. Maybe it'll help you get through the next few craving minutes: A Quit Dialogue in IV Acts
BREATHE with this image for a while. It might help calm you:
You've got to re-focus. Craving Buster Technique Hope these help. There is no reason to smoke and every reason to stay free. Hang in!
Thank you Giulia. I am still smoke free. I t is not easy. God help me. I don’t want to smoke again.
Thank you Giulia. I am still smoke free.
I’m on Day 29,, it’s not easy but we are stronger then we think !! You can do it!!!
Big congrats on your 3 days. Hold on. Yes, it's hard but it will get easier. You're doing great on your journey. Deep breathes really does help. And I liked chewing on straws.
No, it is not easy, but doable. It may be one of the hardest things that you will have to do but the reward is greater than all of the work that it takes to remain smoke-free. As Giulia suggest breathing will help you get through some of the roughest times. The most important thing to do is to come here when you are having a problem. Keep up the good work. One day at a time one moment and breathe. Hang tough, stay close, never give in never give up. No matter what is happening NOPE. Not one puff ever. You have to get through rough days to get to the easier days
Hi and again Welcome to Ex’s Hope-25 ...My EX Plan | BecomeAnEX
This is part of the journey, hold on to your quit. You have three days in, that is wonderful. Quitting takes time ... it must be your first priority and you must work through all craves and triggers. Write a list what you can do instead of smoking? You must keep busy ... take and choose not to smoke “one step at a time”....Colleen 126 DOF
How are you doing, Hope? Congratulations on three smoke free days!! I hope you feel proud of yourself Its quite an accomplishment, you know?!!! No more day 1 for you! Just breathe and take it one day at a time. You've got this
I hope you will do some of the reading I recommended earlier, and write down some things you can do to distract yourself when a craving hits from the list I gave you. This isn't about willpower - it's about effort and commitment. You need to work at this in the early days. Think of it as a an extra job - but the reward of freedom from addiction is more precious than any pay you have ever earned.
Get busy! Keep your mind away from thinking about smoking. Deep breaths, count the red/blue/white things in a room, march in place. count backwards from 1,000, think of names of girl and boys fr each letter of the alphabet, do a crossword. Keep your thinking away from smoking!
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Thank you all for your support. I don’t have any support group but you guys. I am still winning and smoke free.
Yay!!! Good for you You truly can do this!!
YAY for you and YAY for each and every Day with many more to come......
You are doing GREAT...just keep going, one day at a time and when that is too long, make it one MOMENT or one FEELING at a time. Go Hope Go!
YaaY I am free from nicotine for three full days. Thank you for all your support. I could not do it without you.
Congratulations ! You did it
GOOD FOR YOU! You CAN do this! Congratulations.
CONGRATS!!! WAY TO GO!!! YOUR A NON SMOKER!!! Yahoooooooooo
How is it going today?
Good morning. Do you have a tool kit. Quit Kit aka Tool Box . Re: On Self Talk
Sometimes you need to take it one second at a time. You did the right thing by posting BEFORE you smoked! Celebrate that victory and keep going!
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