WHY are some days so much better than others?

I'm having a bad morning after a week or so with hardly any cravings.

WHY??? I'm not doing anything different or facing any situations that might trigger it. I'm under no particular stress. I'm not hungry, or thirsty, or tired, or hung over or anything.

So why am I sitting here jonesing for a cigarette, after all these weeks of being quit? I feel if I could understand why, I might be able to tackle it more easily.

I'm not going to give in or anything, but it's really annoying.:mad:

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  • Hiya Hels

    Sorry I cannot help with the whys all I can say is those in the Penthouse do assure us it does get easier and shows us it can be done.

    It seems a lot of people have had a difficult few days no matter what week/month they are in. :confused:

    Stay strong Hels

    Tinks xx

  • I actually just wrote something about this on another thread so hope you don't mind my being lazy and just copy and pasting it here.

    You spent years and years smoking, it is going to take some time for not smoking to become the new norm. There will be things you do today, tomorrow, 6 mths time that make you think, god I could do with a smoke. You just shrug it off and carry on. I did a birthday party for my 5 year old on saturday with 20 screaming kids and a bouncy castle. At the end of it I thought wow I could so do with a smoke, then just as promtly forgot about it went home and had a cup of tea.

    I guess what I am trying to say is don't rush yourself. When I quit last time one of the biggest reasons I failed was thinking right I have done this for 2 mths now I shouldn't be thinking about it anymore and should not be having cravings. I now know what a load of unrealistic tosh that was. I may think about smoking for another year but I know I will eventually stop. If I carried on smoking I would ALWAYS be thinking of smoking.

    Get through today. Tomorrow will be better.

    Sian

  • Thanks guys.

    xxx

  • Hello hunni,

    Sorry you are having a tough day :( all I can really suggest is that you read posts in the 4-6 month + catagories so you can see that you are not alone and that it does actually get better!!!

    Hang in there hunni

    Shaz x

  • It's natural at this stage. Look at it as an opportunity to heal. Through pain we grow and that is a very true saying. Accept it and let it go, like saying thanks for reminding me but no thanks i don't smoke anymore, please leave me alone now, i have a healthy life to live. ;)

    I had many memories but i quickly changed my thought process, i also find coming on here from time to time and helping others in their quit very helpful to my own quit, when we give to life we get back double. Try it and see. :)

  • Wise words as usual FA, I think you and Mr Legro should write your own book :) I'd certainly buy it xx

  • Bumped!!!!

  • Wise words as usual FA, I think you and Mr Legro should write your own book :) I'd certainly buy it xx

    It's funny you should say that! It's taking me longer than I first imagined. :(

  • I agree with Levs post - there will be new things that crop up for ages that you will face doing without a fag. For x amount of years you ran your life and smoked, it going to take a while to re-educate yourself to do things without the cancer sticks.

    I also think that when the shine rubs off the quit it can get hard. Read, Hels.

    READ.

    In fact I think I've read so much I've brainwashed myself as I would now rather go through the pain of the quit than ever smoke again. I've read sooooo much that I can not, not once, not ever, justify having another cigarette. As I found out the other day :)

    So my advice is to hit the websites, books, literature, anything to really push home how rank and nasty and illogical smoking is.

    You can do this lovey and I am willing you to have a better day today!

    :o <----- See, that's my concentrating face, I am willing you to have a better day.

    (I know it's the embarassment face, but it looks like it's straining on the lav to me, concentrating...)

  • :o <----- See, that's my concentrating face, I am willing you to have a better day.

    (I know it's the embarassment face, but it looks like it's straining on the lav to me, concentrating...)

    PMSL thats so funny

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