Struggling a bit

I really thought i had it sussed at long last but my head is having a bad couple of days mentally.

I know its just stress related (teenage son again) But its like a constant nagging in my head. I wont smoke because i wont let my selfish son drive me too it after all this time of qutting.

I must break this connection of Stress = smoking. Any advise

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  • I must break this connection of Stress = smoking. Any advise

    You have to re-enforce to yourself that smoking won't take away the problem nor will it stop the stress and that it was only ever a the stress of a physical craving of nicotine that it smoking alleviated and you are too long quit to be having one of those. What you are experiencing is at the moment is a physiological craving so giving in to that would be a real waste and wont solve anything.

  • Flippy, what I do when I'm in the situation is take my iPod and go for a walk - it's happened before.

    There is a brilliant song by Hooberstank called The Reason. There is a line 'and the reason is you'. I just think about my 2 yr old and that he is the reason I've stopped.

    Don't let you teenage son get to you - trust me, my 2-year-old acts as though he's 20 sometimes!!

    You can do it - have a bath!!

    We all behind you :)

  • sisters

    i get like it flippy everytime i see my sister every time i have quit she has drove me to smoking awful i know cant avoid her iether liek you cant avoid ya soon you just have a muddle threw. my sister even tells me to smoke great support she is eh. you can do it youve done it so far your doing fab

  • I really thought i had it sussed at long last but my head is having a bad couple of days mentally.

    I know its just stress related (teenage son again) But its like a constant nagging in my head. I wont smoke because i wont let my selfish son drive me too it after all this time of qutting.

    I must break this connection of Stress = smoking. Any advise

    I know you had these problems before when you smoked.

    Now your having them and you dont..........You have been down this road before and you know lighting up is not going to make it all better.

    Get through today and worry about tomorrow tomorrow.:)

  • Thanks for your replies. I do know from previous quits that it wont help me and thats why im still going.

    Bloody kids:o

  • Bloody kids:o

    You got that right..............Glad you got through it....:D

  • Nic, Phil, Suzy and of course Dubbs thanks for your words of support, they are very much appreciated.:)

  • Hi Flippy

    So sorry I missed you yesterday and hope things are better for you today.

    Know what you mean about kids My youngest son told me his oh is having a baby yesterday nice news in a way but my poor daughter been trying since last year. So things are a bit up and down here at the mo. Stick with it babe you dont want to do the first week again im sure. Love Linda xxxx

  • Thanks Linda. I am fine its just i think about smoking when life gets a bit tough.

    Congratulations to your son xx

  • congrats linda

    congradulations linda.

  • Thank you Flippy & sue

    Just had a phone call to say my foster daughter had a baby girl this morning

    So there are babys coming from everywhere. Just a bit of mixed feelings for my daughter she been trying since last year and had a miss in april. But she can test again wednesday so got everything crossed for her. will give you an update. Whatch this space HEHE. xxx

  • Hi Flippy hope your doing better today, I had wobbles yesterday aswell,

    but we pulled through. congrats to you Linda hope your daughter has good news soon.:):)

  • Aww Flippy we all know what you mean, Kids are getting us all down a bit now. especially the teenage variety. Glad you were strong mate. Soon be back at school now Hurray !!! And you just know the weather will improve then too LOL. xxx :)

  • Hi Flippy

    Hope things are much better for you today babe, xxxxxxxxxx

  • Flippy, keep your chin up, you can do it.

    Pupalup

  • Thanks for the support. Im feeling fine again now.

  • Thats great Flippy - I knew you'd get over that wee hurdle :D

    You're stopped for good this time, gal! :D

  • Yep your right I wont be going back this time.

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