Day 6

Apart from last night that i had crises today I'm doing well. However I feel like I lost a part of myself :confused:

Hope this will not last forever so I can pick up new habits to replace smoking time :( I need to concentrate which I find quite difficult these days.

I feels really good to get to day 6 and I'm proud but I don't like the way i feel..

If anyone had similar experience, please share it with me. Thanks.

5 Replies

  • Hi jana,

    I know exactly what you mean. On Day 3 I was crying my eyes out and thinking 'I've got nothing left boo hoo' and I didn't know who I was anymore. Quite a scary feeling too. But I am still me, warts and all :D big difference is I am no longer slave to a weed, and that feels good. Have had quite a few cravings today but all manageable, not like in the beginning. I re-discovered the joys of fruit today, bought a huge bagful and wow did those tangerines taste gorgeous!! Think that will be my new addiction lol!!

    As to concentration I am not sure cos mine is still out of kilter, I have a book I want to read but can't quite manage it yet but it will come.

    Meanwhile enjoy your quit, you are not giving up anything, you are gaining a whole new lease of life. Thats how I am trying to think anyhow.

    Take care,

    Zoe :)

  • Hi jana,

    I can totally identify with how you're feeling, I think it's pretty normal though. The mind likes to have a routine, and can find it difficult when that routine's broken. It does get easier though, as you start to learn a new routine of not smoking.

    I think the concentration difficulties are part of the same thing, it's just your brain complaining about the change ;)

    Well done and keep going :)

  • Hi Jana

    Nearly over your first week, so really well done for that.

    You can't overestimate what a big adjustment you are having to make - physically and mentally, which is why you are feeling the way that you do.

    I don't know if you will see this as good news or bad news, but nearly ten weeks from my last smoke, I still don't feel I have fully got there yet. I still have a sense of not entirely knowing what "normal" is anymore, although it worries me less than it did a month ago. I have found that it works best for me just to kind of "stay with" and accept whatever I am feeling rather than trying to change it or fight it. By doing this, the feelings seem to pass quicker and become less intense each time.

    On the positive side, now is a great time to reinvent yourself! You will see from other threads that lots of people have combined their quit with other better habits like taking more exercise or spending more quality time with their kids.

    Good luck, and keep strong - you are doing really well.

  • Hi guys,

    My 1st week is OVER and I feel great :D. Thanks a lot for your support.

    I've done some research on nettle and since yesterday I've been drinking a lot of nettle tea. It tastes horrible but it helps cause now I do not need to smoke but I'm fighting with food cravings.

    According to med sources it clears toxins and it helps the body by feeding the cells on a deeper level which reduces cravings. It is used to curb appetite and cravings.

    I'll keep you updated :)



  • Well Done Jana,

    Keep up the great work.

    Just concentrate on one thing the rest will fall in to place later.

    Give yourself a big pat on the back and a treat for doing so well


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