My first post.
I have literally been through the most stressful 6 months of my life and am still in the midst of it (although things are getting better). After 8 years of smoking I decided that this was as good of time as any to give up.
If I have survived the last 6 months, I hope I will definitely survive this! My outlook, I may as well get all the stress and anxiety in life done and out of the way at once.
I won't lie, cigarettes and alcohol (as much as I know they shouldn't) have been a major coping tool for me recently, more than ever. The increase in both has trebled over the past few months and it's now time to kick them (well maybe not the occasional booze up :D).
Day 1 and already feeling it a little. Not necessarily the cravings but the stress/anxiety fix and routine. I am using patches with an inhalator when I need it (I know it's not cold turkey but I think I would literally loose my sh*t at the minute with nothing).
I have faith in myself that I can do this..... the proof will be in the pudding though!
I do have a question to pose everyone with though, and a random one at that!...... I have no real worries at the moment with giving up. I can deal with the cravings, stress etc. Sleep doesn't worry me as I suffer with CFS anyway.
However, my partner smokes. We are still in (although heading out of) an extremely trying period together and I don't want to push her away with her smoking. Like she would feel she has to get away from me to smoke and stay away afterwards because of the smell (and I know that would be how she would think). I'm not going to tell her I have given up, although she will notice eventually. Has anyone got any tips of to how to cope around smokers? A handful of my friends smoke as well so I would have to get to grips with it eventually.
Thanks for any help.