I am on my 10th day since I had my last cigarette. I am in my 2nd month of not smoking the funny stuff (was doing it several times daily as a self medication). I have pretty much eliminated alcohol from my life (for the past 2 months as well). I realized in May 2010 that these things were temperary bandages and should be eliminated in order for me to cease going in reverse and getting into a neutral state.
I am having a difficult time in the past couple of days. I have become very irratable and therefor withdrawn. I am pretty much just esisting but not doing anything but ensuring my puppies are walked, and my nutrition stays good. I am sleeping approximately 14 hours/day as I find sleep easier than dealing with stuff. When it comes to doing anything that requires work or thought, I get very tired
My thought process is that although I am not accomplishing the same things I was back previous to May 2010 (laundry, organizing, etc) I am working on more important things (quitting the funny stuff, smoking, alcohol).
Any thoughts on this?
I have been on long term disability from a corporate job for the past 8 months. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and am trying to adjust to this as well.