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I am heading for a cigarette. God help me.
I relapsed 2 months in do not do it. Then a 10 month quit...Do not lose your quit Feed your brain positive affirmations. Truth!
Love yourself right now. You deserve so much and one of them is to be free of smoking. Don't forget, you're a winner!!!
Ask yourself WHY? How long have you been quit? What will the cigarette do? If you smoke, how long will it take you to get back to recovery? Is it worth it? Breathe. There will be this push and pull to smoke. You have to make up your mind that it is no longer an option and do something different. SINAO www.whyquit.com. Read. instead of smoke. Nicotine 101 My Journey Home to Freedom.
Mouseology click the link and watch this instead of smoking.
OMG....is this little video Mouseology the Truth. Thank you Jackie1 for sharing this.
Seems like you are letting the addict within talk you into smoking!
Count the red/blue/white things in the room...or go for a walk.........or count backwards from 1,000/..........or think of girls', boys' names for each letter of the alphabet....or U.S. cities for each letter........take some slow/deep breaths, going slower and deeper with each......or march in place...............or do a set of stairs...............or call a friend...............
You did GOOD to come here first!!!
Check back in with us when you can!
Breathe. Drink ice water. Read on this site. Eat something you love. Do anything but smoke. This will pass. Make a bubble bath. Sing. Jog around the yard. Anything but smoke. We are here for you. Talk with us until you feel stronger
STOP, please, please STOP. Restarting a quit is harder than to just keep going. No matter what is happening, it is STILL going to be happening if you smoke. If you are angry, let it out, if you are sad, cry, if you are lonely, call someone, if you are hungry, eat, if you are tired, take a nap. The crave will pass and no crave ever killed anyone but no one can say that about cigarettes.
Hang on, drink a HUGE glass of water, you CAN do this and you clearly want to or you would not have posted.
Praise to God . The crisis has gone well. Thank you for your support. Without you I would have lit a cigarette. Now I'm afraid of the next time. When will I get rid of this nightmare.
Hope... when did you quit?
The wonderful thing about getting beyond a crisis is, your quit is now stronger and the next crises (yes there will be more... that's just LIFE) will have that much less power to drive you to smoke. That's a fact and a promise. It WILL get easier!!
So don't fear the next time... you already know what to do, and you did it this time. We'll be here as many times as you need.
I'm very proud of you for making this strong commitment to stay smoke free, and following through with the action of asking for help when needed to keep that commitment!!
One day at a time. Sometimes one minute at a time. You did well today coming here! Bravo! Think of breathing slow in nose and exhale slow out mouth next time. Hugs and congrats!
you did it
just keep saying that I did it......because you made it without a cigarette
Nope, you came here first. You don't really want to smoke. You may want to stop the uncomfortable feelings or the stress or whatever. You don't smoke anymore so you need to find other things to do. God bless ya, you can do this!! Don't give up on yourself.
Good for you HOPE-25 for not doing it! Stay strong! If the thought of having a smoke ever crosses my mind, I just ask myself, "is it worth the guilt I will feel afterwards?" And I know it will taste awful too after not having smoked for a while. That feeling of guilt after relapsing (as I have many times before this quit) is the worst feeling for me. Idk if it would help you to ask the same question, but it works for me. Hang in there!
I am so happy for you, keep going, you've GOT this...coming here was seriously wise.
Well done Hope!!!!!!
WELCOME and thanks for sharing and HELPING ME to remember - how I was HELPED to NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF EVER and it was said to ME - If YOU always DO what you've always done you'll always get what you always got- and I believe you know using your drug NICOTINE to cope will NOT help and i believe you have experience in using NICOTINE- NOW give YOURSELF a chance as a RECOVERING nicotine addict and take 3 deep belly breaths and let the air out SLOWLY with pursed lips like your gonna blow up a balloon- slow letting it out S L O W- that's what I was taught and then make NEW choices - go for walk or jog in place for 1 minute or just say another prayer and read psalm 91 in YOUR Bible - YOU asked God to HELP and WE DO are part abd HE always answers prayer- in HIS love you get to DO as you choose- free will- gentle hug.
Sorry I wasn’t here to help, but I am so happy you didn’t smoke. Did you know every time you say no when a bad urge/crave comes, you get stronger and nico demon gets weaker. It does get better, but takes time. ~ Colleen 131 DOF
You are worrying about the next time? This is why quitting is a one day at a time process. Yes you can, just for today.
Sorry I missed your post Hope, so glad you made it through this. Kudos to you!
Sorry I didn't see this when you posted it. A quit is a minute at a time. You did the right thing coming here. It hopefully gave you time to think it out.
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