Well I am on day five and I am so proud to say that ,
since the first time I came here on Sunday, you know that day when I was going off my rocker a bit, with that war raging in my head, screaming for help.
I actually have been doing and feeling ok, I am still a little scared at tempting fate by saying that !
I am not symptom free, but it really does not feel too bad,Shhh,still getting the association triggers, but I find I can deal with them by doing a few deep breathing excercises. I have been feeling a slighty spaced out at times, a touch forgetful , oh and apparently I have PNT (post nicotine tension) according to my other half :rolleyes:
A big step for me was , visiting my 74 year old chain smoking mother.
Bless her she only offered me two. I was a bit apprehensive about how I would handle my visit , but it was good , I did not feel the need or desire to smoke, although I have to admit to eating two chocolate biscuits.
I am still reading Alan Carr , I also listen to a hypnosis cd by Susan Hepburn, it came with a book called stop smoking in one hour, she seems to have very similar thinking to Alan Carr.
I visit www. whyquit too.
It is becoming clearer and clearer that the more you educate your mind about what nicotine is and how it affects your thinking , the easier it is to give away.
For a while now, I have been reading about and practising meditation, not too good at it :o, but it seems to help me to be calmer and more grounded person.
Power to your Mind
Anyway enough of my prattle :eek: