day 24 - temper temper

I am now on day 24 and feeling well. not really craving fags very much at all - I had 3 very bad days to start, and can't stop eating but seem to be doing alright apart from my TEMPER. I would have expected to have started to get used to it by now but I get irritated and snappy at the slightest thing, I swore at a man in the street for walking in my path this morning, never done that before in my life, really shocked myself. it's really gettin me down, I feel like a horrid person. I would not like myself if I saw someone else behaving like that! how are others finding their tempers?

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  • Oh, the temper issue :o I'll be honest and admit I've only recently started to feel REALLY good on that front and in peace with the world, it's a feeling I wish you experience soon because it's truly amazing to almost suddenly realize you don't need to be snappy and irritated anymore!

    I have a theory...that since the nic monster is painfully dying in our subconcious and obviously doesn't want to (otherwise it wouldn't be the crafty little bastard we know so well), it makes sure we have the worst tempers ever just to give us an easy excuse to cave in and light up one. Or, it could also be that since quitting smoking is so darn hard, we become emotionally vulnerable thus snappy and aggressive for a certain lenght of time, basically until we find ourselves again and fully realize that life indeed is the same as before, only better :D:)

    Either way, rest assured this is just a momentary and short stage of the quit! take care of yourself, just allow time its healing course. Congrats for being on day 24!!!!! :)

  • lol, I am on day 23 today, and still very snappy!!! OMG I have screamed at loads of people!

    Really funny though, because when I am nice I am really nice, but then I can just turn into a monster!

  • lol, I am on day 23 today, and still very snappy!!! OMG I have screamed at loads of people!

    Really funny though, because when I am nice I am really nice, but then I can just turn into a monster!

    oh yes, I know how that feels. I have a new boss as of last week, she must think I'm a maniac. One minute sweetness and light and how can I help you and let me tell you all about this, the next I am furious - of course I can't shout at work colleagues not least my boss, so I must be pulling all sorts of faces trying to stop myself snapping.

    oh boudee, you're right it is funny - about 20 seconds afterwards! - but for that moment I just want her to leave me alone and am ready to tell her exactly what irrational thing is wrong this time :)

    I was actually fine on the temper front until about a week ago, before then I was just emotional and even weepy, so I suppose at least it's an improvement on that. I put some soothing music on my mp3 player and took it easy on the walk to the office this morning, reminding myself it was not a race and had a bit of a laugh at myself and the poor man yesterday who got a faceful...... *blush*

    I guess eventually my brain will learn how to cope with these little things without the cigarettes, thank you for reassuring me I'll get better in the end (I'm going to end up pretty lonely if I don't) :)

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