Yay 2!!

Hello,

I the site out yesturday and today decided to become a member as you all seem soo supportive of each other :) I am 20 soon too be 21 I started smoking at a shocking 11 years old and this recent attmpt to quit was inspired by the usual 'why am I doing this' feeling, my boyf giving up smoking too and not wanting to hit the 10 year mark soo young, its half my life and that percentage can only get bigger, scary...

Also I am a singer/songwriter and was recently signed and after long days in the studio I can definatly tell the difference.. So..........

Here goes, attempt number 1million!

day 2 and feeling fine (however it usually takes me a week before I start feeling bad)

have done everything from patches to allan carr this time hoping a combo of meditation and willpower will do the trick.

Good luck and well done to everyone else out there quitting.

x

sachmo

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  • Hi there,

    Welcome to the forum. Great to see you're on day 2 already and you sound really positive. If you stay strong, you can succeed.

    I think that if you are a singer you have all the reasons of the rest of us and more to quit. Since you have tried before it would be a good idea to look at the reasons and excuses you used for starting again, and work out how to get round them.

    If you need anything just post and if you feel you are going to lapse we are here to "talk you out of it".

    Cheers

    Nic

  • Since you have tried before it would be a good idea to look at the reasons and excuses you used for starting again, and work out how to get round them.

    Really good idea, soo simple but not something i have really spent much time on before, i will give it some serious thought, in general i think it is a moment of weakness and is definatly hightened by a feeling of deprivation when with friends who smoke (nearly all of my friends :( ) and when out drinking... any ideas on how to cope with this??

    x

    sacha

  • Really good idea, soo simple but not something i have really spent much time on before, i will give it some serious thought, in general i think it is a moment of weakness and is definatly hightened by a feeling of deprivation when with friends who smoke (nearly all of my friends :( ) and when out drinking... any ideas on how to cope with this??

    x

    sacha

    Well its a mind game. For me it is fixing the idea that I have stopped smoking rather than given it up. A subtle difference I know, but giving up implies you are sacrificing something, which you are not. In fact you are gaining something, a healthier way of life.

    Alcohol tends to impair judgement so might be a good idea to steer clear of it if you can for a bit. I've made some really bad decisions while pissed over the years, mostly food based.

    A bizarre idea that someone came up with the other day was to smell your friends when they come back in from a smoke, that should be enough to strengthen your will if its weakening!

    Have a look at the lame excuses thread and see if you recognise any.

    Cheers

    Nic

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