day two and as a reward i am starting a new thread, *smug cackle* giving up is all about doing things as a non 5mol<er for the first time
as i've been reading other threads one of the many helpful ideas i've found is the HALT idea. for me smoking has always been about hiding from... , well i'm not sure what really, perhaps from a part of myself.
so i really like HALT, i like it because it's simple - i don't want to start deeply an-a-lysing (c'mon censor, help me out here!) myself, not right now! but asking myself if i'm hungry, angry, lonely or tired, that i can cope with. amazing really that these four words can capture so much of the awkwardness of my daily life!
hungry - pretty easy to deal with, but perhaps something i found difficult when i was younger and didn't have a lot of money, which could explain why smoking (rolling tobacco!) was appealing to me.
angry - the page i found on this method says just walk away from anger situations when you are quitting, i can do that! always liked hiding from stuff
lonely - who wants to admit to being lonely? i used to get bored a lot when i was younger, i think that was down to lack of opportunity, these days i'm getting better at opening up opportunities for myself, i think i accept less and so end up getting more? lonely could be the same, love the ones you're with, who sang that? anyway, lonely i can deal with too, especially with all you lovely fellow forum posters around...
tired - gonna deal with that one right now easy! (no i'm not at work!)
respect to you all, yes you!! ~5mol<er