No Smoking Day
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stress.. STress and STRESS

GAAAAAAAH. Am having a bad day as you can probably tell. Seems that there's always somebody/something wanting something from me and I just feel at the moment that there's nothing I can give them. Am on my third day without a patch (26th day quit) so I know that the nicotine is still just leaving my system. I should remember that I didn't handle the stress very well even when I was smoking.. can't wait to get to the inner calm bit of my quit :(

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Breathe ... breathe... breathe .... and imagine smacking the annoying people one right between the eyes. It WILL get easier, hang on in there!

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Really deep breaths

It works for me, use that too when a crave hit or even now when the idea of a cigarette enters my head.

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Hiya you two. Well that awful day is over thanks for the help. I did a lot of breathing and imagined battering them all. This morning I woke up feeling a lot more positive cos at some point during the wee hours I woke up and thought 'I don't have nicotine in my body and it's not controlling me anymore' then...

I had a nightmare that I got a fag out of my packet and was going to light it but then couldn't find my lighter then in my dream I went to some restaurant or something and told my friend there that I couldn't believe I was going to light up because I'd quit smoking :rolleyes: Remember how the panic would set in if you had cigarettes but no lighter? Isn't it nice that we don't have to worry about that ever again? what a stupid thing to worry about.

* I quit smoking on Wednesday 10th of June 2009 at 04:00 PM and have been free for 26 days, 18 hours and 12 minutes. I have not smoked 535 cancer-sticks and have saved 101.65 euro as well as gaining 98 hours of life. *

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oh yes the nightmares!

I too have found a lot of help from deep breathing. When it was first suggested to me I thought it was rediclulous....I felt like how could it be a substitute for an actual smoke. Once I tried it I was converted!

I remember in my past quits about 4 months along having dreams about being out somewhere and I was smoking....I would always wake up being so relieved it was only a dream! I am detremined to keep such an action confined to my dreams for the remainder of my existence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hanna

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Yahhh breathing is really good for getting over craves. I did 'hit breathing' (if you know what I mean) and that got me through the craves but also once my sense of smell came back I started taking deep breaths whenever I'm on my scooter so I can smell the earth and flowers and I don't ever want to lose my sense of smell again.

I had another dream last night that my auntie asked me to light a cigarette for her and my nana was there saying 'look you can see she really wants that cigarette' but I held my breath in the dream :D funny cos I'm hardly even thinking about cigarettes now but they're in my sub-concious obviously :rolleyes:

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