Cravings bad today

Well, after yesterdays good day today is rubbish. At home today and thought i'd get Tomb Raider on the Wii on. Not a good idea. I always used to smoke when the bears and wolfs chased me! Craving so bad I almost went out to the shop to get some but have stopped myself and posted on here instead! I am a saddo and should just shut the Wii off but I must finish this level!

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  • Well, after yesterdays good day today is rubbish. At home today and thought i'd get Tomb Raider on the Wii on. Not a good idea. I always used to smoke when the bears and wolfs chased me! Craving so bad I almost went out to the shop to get some but have stopped myself and posted on here instead! I am a saddo and should just shut the Wii off but I must finish this level!

    Yep, that's the best thing to do when having a crave...go off and do something else. Afterall, they only last for seconds and by the time you've finished doing the diversionary tactic your crave will be in the background. Keep doing that and it then replaces the habit of reaching for the pack or pipe, whichever was your preferred method of death delivery.

    Keep on keepin' on,

    Cav

    PS: V strange, I'm doing a piece of work and one of the incidentals mentions, "Just being there - with bears and tigers in the North Sea". I'm not WII gamer but why not, 'just be there with your bears and wolves'?

  • I am telling you.. when you get a craving.. drink chamemille Tea.. it has relaxing effects.. it works...... I hate tea...

    but this has been helping me..

    ps.. i guess I shouldnt get Tomb Raider.. I LOVE that game.. but it make my cravings worse too.

  • Hey Fi

    cmon don't give in! I know you can get through today. you have got through these nasty cravings before!

    I had an awful night last night, was really tearful and so wanted to have one, but somehow you just have to get through it.

    Go out for a walk, its a lovely day :)

    xxx

  • Thanks guys,

    promised myself I wouldn't act until I had received some replies and now craving gone! No idea why that game makes you want to smoke. Glad its not just me! Well done yok for getting through last night! Have given up tomb raider and gone for cheesy afternoon tv instead! Taking walk advice as have no tea!! xx

  • Thanks guys,

    promised myself I wouldn't act until I had received some replies and now craving gone! No idea why that game makes you want to smoke. Glad its not just me! Well done yok for getting through last night! Have given up tomb raider and gone for cheesy afternoon tv instead! Taking walk advice as have no tea!! xx

    Fiona #

    Its not that game as such making you want to smoke, its probably that you always smoked when you played the game so "habit" triggers you to want to smoke when you play it now.

    There will be many other times when a trigger kicks up a memory of smoking and you will think "i want a ciggie". These get easier and easier to deal with as time goes on and you defeat each one.

    They also happen less and less as you face them and defeat them so instead of trying to hide from them, look out for them and embrace them. They are a sign that you are getting stronger and further down the road to staying quit.

    Read about it on whyquit as that explains it better than i can. :)

    Lots of help here: whyquit.com/joel/Joel_Index...

  • Fiona #

    Its not that game as such making you want to smoke, its probably that you always smoked when you played the game so "habit" triggers you to want to smoke when you play it now.

    Yeah thats true, used to have one when i was colouring my hair, did it the other day and didn't know what to do with myself!

  • Hi Fiona

    So sorry you are having a bad day but well done for keeping going you would have been so angry with yourself after having one

    I always found like you if I came on here when craving got bad it went really quickly just hang in there you can do this

    Love

    Margaretxxxxxxxxxx

  • hi fiona,,you are getting there cause you are strong minded,and have the will power,,just look at me ,smoked 30 plus a day for years,went c/t,,and to morrow i am 100 days quit,,so fiona i now you can do it,, A CRAVE WILL GO WEATHER YOU SMOKE OR NOT,so be strong fiona,relaxe and enjoy been a non smoker,,take it one day at a time,,you just keep the faith fiona,, tony lol keep :D:D

  • Hi Fiona I hope your day has been easier for you now, keep strong:D

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