Cigarettes have been on my mind today!
Not cause i want one but just thinking about all of the activities that i associate with smoking.
- First one of the day
- On the phone
- With smoking friends
- With a cuppa a break time
- The one at the end of the day
- The one you have when you complete a task a home
- That one when you are bored
- When driving
- In a beer garden
- The list could go on...... However that is over for me but it is strange the have to disassociate it with so mant aspects of my lifee! Well i guess if it was easy no one in the world would smoke?!?!?
- I will carry on.
Things i learnt today:
📎I get a little bit cranky if i am having a craving but managed to get mind over matter and positive thinking prevailed!
- 📎Singing makes me feel good when i am driving and have too much time to think and crave.
- 📎Doing something strenuous reminds me of why I gave up and makes me look forward to how much fitter you can become.
- 📎 That with each little bit of fear that goes- there is a little bit of pride in mysrlf to take it's place!
I still have a long way to go but i am feeling happy and positive for the moment!
I am feeling relatively confident so far on attempt number five! I have really considered the way i am addressing the issue. I have sought support from my smoking friends an informed them of my decision and reasons for wanting to do this! I have asked them to remind me of those reasons over the coming days/weeks if i begin to doubt my decision.
I know that choosing to be free from cigarettes is the right decision for me, but i do not want to fall into the same trap again. I am not missing smoking, if i get the urge i just remind myself that it is my body releasing part of the habit , cutting one tie at a time. Then i breathe deep and tell myself that this is clear and my brain should feed on that!
I just need to place greater confidence in my decisions and not be fearful of change- not just with smoking- this is true for my whole personality!!!!
Member1189 enrolled on the free online quit smoking program provided by The Stop Smoking College.
They aim to kick their 20 a day habit by using the following methods:
Their reasons for quitting include:
- Better health
- More money
- To look and smell better
- To improve their senses of smell and taste
- To make a family or friend happy
- To regain control of their life
- Increase fitness