I'm new to this forum so firstly *waves to everyone* Heellllooo!!
So yeah background story briefly, smoked since I was 13 am now 22, average on 20 a day, it's a habit i pretty much never quit because as sad as it sounds... I enjoyed it. Recently I've been fed up of the chest pains, the weezing, the regular coughing, the breathless feeling when i climb a flight of stairs, things as simple as that. Also the way I smelt all the time of fags.
Meh anyway, decided the whole New Year New Me as we do... :rolleyes:
Taking it pretty seriously this time round, I've tried to quit in the passed but never really WANTED to, I just felt pressured by friends family and most of all my partner who I know would love to see me quit and is incredibly supportive of the idea and me with the whole quitting process.
Anywhoo, it's weird..I'm not climbing the walls desperate for a fag?:rolleyes: Instead I'm focusing on the positives, the extra time I have at work not having so many fag breaks infact I've got talking to people I don't normally and met some new people at work! In just the 3 days I've not smoked and been there. Also using all my nice new body creams and sprays from christmas presents and being able to smell them for longer than half an hour after I would usually shower then have my ciggarette.
Either way, I think the key here is to focus on the good stuff, any time the idea of a cigarette comes into my mind or 'hey this is when i'd normally smoke' I simply stop and think about something else completly straight away, I'm avoiding the mere thought of smoking. It helps that I'm not around smokers on a regular basis, only when I was at work and I currently have no reason to go to the smoking area! *nods and beams*
Summary? So far so good, don't wanna speak to soon. FYI? The headaches and stomach pains as a result of the early stages of withdrawel are pretty dire and pain killers do nothing for it. Read up on these being physical withdrawel symptoms in the early stages of quitting so yeah, thats not fun, but I think I deserve the punishment for smoking in the first place, it only lasts a week or so I've read lol.
Hope everyone is going good with their quitttting!! come onnnn! WE CAN DO ITTT!!