Why month 2 is harder than month 1

Hi all

For me, this month is a bit harder than last. I tried to figure out why:

1. All the bad things about smoking have faded a bit. (Must remind myself!!)

2. The novelty/excitement of my 'new life' has faded. Back to life, back to reality.

3. The Champix becoming a bit of nuisance. (But, at the same time, it has been an incredible and a lifeline!)

Anyone else had to refocus their engeries in month 2?

xxjb

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  • Hi all

    For me, this month is a bit harder than last. I tried to figure out why:

    1. All the bad things about smoking have faded a bit. (Must remind myself!!)

    2. The novelty/excitement of my 'new life' has faded. Back to life, back to reality.

    3. The Champix becoming a bit of nuisance. (But, at the same time, it has been an incredible and a lifeline!)

    Anyone else had to refocus their engeries in month 2?

    xxjb

    Hi Julie first of all well done for getting month 1 out of the way

    I found month two a bit of a mare at first but as you realise you are now seriously into your quit and you havn't had a fag for over 5-6 weeks it gives you a huge pick up and you will sail on from here here nowkeep going Julie month three thats right month three is just around the corner how good are you ?:)

  • Over the last 17 years I've been a serial quitter and your #2 is exactly what happens to me, I get to month 2/3 and the novelty wears off and I end up just buying a pack of 10 because the addict in me tells me I can just have 1 occasionally. Then before I know it I'm back up to my usual 15ish a day.

    Not this time though i've learned that lesson and I'm ready for it this time.

    I think as long as we are aware of our pitfalls we can address them, Stay strong and stay quit

    D :)

  • Anyone else had to refocus their engeries in month 2?

    Yep :mad: the last two three days especially. Things on few levels (separate to smoking) are hard at the moment and whilst quitting is not adding to the problems, it's not exactly helping either. Those problems would still be the same with or without smoking.

    Yr point 2 - some foolish eternally naive part of me must have been thinking the euphoria of feeling so good at quitting would have a knock on effect in other aspects............ same old same old really, there are some great aspects but

    I need to work on replacement. I know I do, just apathetic at the moment, caught in the doldrums.

    Hope your posting your thread and the replies help you Julie.

    It's kicked me up the ar$$..... which I need, thanks :)

    Pol x

  • I'm a couple of weeks behind you Julie and didn't have the best of mornings, but I so agree with what you wrote.

  • Hi Julie - I m with you Im finding it harder at the mo, seem to think of them rather a lot BUT then I remind myself that I havent got this far in 19 years- last pregnancy and dont wont to go through this lot again.

    Also Ilooked up bladder cancer and the effects of smoking and that shocked me. You ve got to hand it to the tobaccco companies they have come up with a product that is highly addictive and at the same time so very dangerous to health who would ever want to put one of those white sticks in their mouth and set light to it- sorry rambling...

    Louise

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