This is prpobable my last "New Thread" in month 3 (as I'm now in Month 4 Whoo- Hoo) but I just thought I'd share some thoughts about how I thought my month 3 went (hopefully it will help somebody).
Is month 3 really part of the "Dreaded 3s"? - Probably. Early in Month 3 I had a really bad time - like some others on here. It was like the "pain" of the initial quit had gone and there was nothing to really fight against - so the urge to smoke was really strong. I hope this makes sense. However, after reading loads of messages here it gave me the focus to look through that - and to stick to my quit. So to others who may experience this - DON'T GIVE IN. It will pass.
Over the past few weeks I've noticed that my concentration, certainly at work, is RAZOR sharp! (Not so good as I seem to be creating loads of work for myself!!) But this is great, as there was a time I thought that if my concentration doesn't improve I'm going to get the sack!! - Again if there is anyone worried about this it will pass.
My skin is glowing!! Everyone keeps telling me how healthy I look.
Sleep - Perhaps my last niggly worry (for the moment at least) - I am sleeping WONDERFULLY!!! Really good quality sleep. BUT I am finding it a bit difficult to get up in the morning and just turn over and press snooze on the alarm. Now this could be the time of year (who does want to get up at the moment?) but I am used to getting up earlier. But this is very minor.
My lungs feel HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGE!!! Like I could breath in forever!!
Do I have cravings? - Actually this is difficult to say. I have "wants" but they pass quickly. And I'm getting through the days no problem at all. I still have moments when I think "what am I going to do if I'm not smoking" - but again they pass.
So - overall an up and down month - but on balance more up than down.
My continued good luck and good wishes to all.