It's funny you mention that. I have noticed i can smell more things. I even taste things better! The spring air smells amazing. I can't believe I've been missing out on so much. A real added benefit for quitting..
You did this all on your own my friend. I only tried to give you some encouragement and insights. It's all on you!!
I have been taking big long deep breaths and I feel invigorated. Have you noticed that you can smell things you have not smelled in a long time too? Spring is a wonderful time of the year to be newly quit. All of the aromas from the trees, shrubs and flowers floating in the air. Inhale deep and enjoy. 😊
I'm just stopping by to say I'm still smoke free! I was wondering how things were going for you since you have not been around in a while. Glad to hear you're still on your quit journey! 👍
I've been busy but I wanted to share how great I'm doing. Sounds like it might work out for you this time. Keeping busy in the beginning is important in my eyes. Less time to think about quitting and more time to concentrate on your new life style.
My cravings have gone way down. I keep having dreams of smoking though and those are annoying. Otherwise I'm doing really good. It sure is a good feeling inside knowing that you are well on your way to being rid of this terrible habit isn't it?
I'm really glad I found this site! We're glad you found this site too. Be sure an tell your friends about! 😉
Be sure and keep your guard up though. You've come a long way and you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but there's still going to be times where you'll be tested. Just stay strong and you'll be fine.
You should be proud of yourself for this AWESOME journey you're on now!!!
"I made it through the week. It's not easy but the cravings are getting less intense." Congratulations. That's awesome!! 👍 One week down and still going strong. Be sure and keep your guard up though. That nicodemon will do his best to try and catch you off guard and make you cave in. You're taking back control of your life. Stay strong and vigilant. The cravings may subside more as time goes by, but then again, they could become more intense. Hell week is over. The second week is called heck week. Keep doing what you've been doing to keep busy and try not to think about not smoking.
"I'm starting to feel more optimistic. Maybe this time I can do it" Yes you CAN do this, and the longer you go the stronger and more determined you will become. It's a great feeling taking back control of your life isn't it?
Thank Timbo. Everything you wrote was very helpful. I came back to read it a few times during the week. I made it through the week. It's not easy but the cravings are getting less intense. I'm starting to feel more optimistic. Maybe this time I can do it.
I'm going cold turkey but I cut back quote a bit before going cold turkey.
Sorry to hear it's rough on you, but ecstatic to hear that you are still on your quit journey! Moodiness is normal, you will adjust to it in time. I am assuming that the cravings are not physical, but mental. After 3 days all of the nicotine is now out of your system, so now it's your brain doing everything it can to get you to cave in and have a cigarette so it can "get it's fix" so to speak. Terribly addictive drug.
Are you going cold turkey, or are you using nicotine replacement therapy? Some people are against it and some for it. I'm one of the ones for it. ANYTHING to help you kick the habit is good in my opinion.
Keep yourself as busy as possible to make time go quicker. Hang in there, it will get easier in time. You can do this. One of the tricks I learned to use, and still use to this day is the deep breathing exercise. Slowly inhale through your nose, hold about 5 seconds, then slowly exhale through your mouth like blowing out a candle. Do this 5 times and it really helps to take the edge off of the craving. It works great for stressful situations too. That's why I'm still using it today. LOL