Day 5 - a less stupid day

Day 5 MUCH nicer than day 4:) More weird brain activity though - i keep thinking i'm going to smoke - then dont:o

Think it might be a "fear of success" thing, in my head it goes s/thing like "if you dont smoke for a whole week,, you can't go back to smoking after that" - it's partly this thinking that broke my last quit, kind of "quick, smoke while you still can" and i dont wanna do that again (yet i kinda do!)

All i can come up with in "defense" is to say to myself "no-one is stopping you from smoking after 7 days quit, you can smoke then if you really want to" - seems like a odd "defense" though!

Had a pub garden lunch today. On the way there i really wanted to smoke, but once there, actually in the situation i didnt miss smoking. Deliberately watched the only smoker there - having to worry about smoking over people etc, but didnt feel much about it one way or the other.

Had the following thoughts today.... wanna smoke with my coffee to get over hangover; wanna smoke in pub garden; wanna smoke when i finish work; wanna smoke while driving along in the sun; wanna smoke after i've tidied the house, it's a tip and i'll "deserve" it; wanna smoke after my prawn sandwich dinner...

however i had all these thoughts before the actual situations i'm talking about - once i got to the situation i was ok - how do other people deal with this?

I'm aware it's a much better situation to be in than thinking "i want one RIGHT NOW" but would like to get over it if i can:o

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  • Hi Lula

    You will get over them! These are the things I have talked about as my little challenges that I jump and up down excited about when I get through them. I think theyre really healthy, I think they're your brain warning you when there are going to be situations when you'd normally smoke.

    They go. Obviously at my stage they haven't completely gone yet, but they are much more infrequent now, perhaps only once or twice a day and they really are more of a nudge than anything else now!

    Old habits die hard, and smoking for me was a 28 year habit!:mad:

  • Lulabelle,

    I'm not familiar with you or your quit strategy. All I can suggest is that you take your thoughts one level higher and ask yourself why you question your motives. In my book, anyone who knows and understands that there is a problem takes the appropriate measures to eliminate that problem.

    HandIMan.

    Bit confused - not sure how to "take my thoughts one level higher"?

    Also what does "anyone who knows and understands that there is a problem takes the appropriate measures to eliminate that problem" mean? :confused:

  • Bit confused - not sure how to "take my thoughts one level higher"? -----> For example, question why you question your motives?

    What does "anyone who knows and understands that there is a problem takes the appropriate measu res to eliminate that problem" mean? --------> Understanding that there really is a problem is key to dealing with that problem. Most people recognize that there is a problem, but don't really understand it.

    Hope that helps?

    HandIMan.

    D'oh - feeling like a thicky now:o Sorry to ask you to spell it out but..

    1. how was i questioning my motives?

    2.i understand there is a problem and what that problem is or i wouldnt be here posting, surely?

    What have i missed?

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