Day 12!!!

In a relatively great mood today! The breathing exercises helped a lot this morning! I was reading about a 4-7-8 method

Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.

Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.

Hold your breath for a count of seven.

Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.

This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.

There's plenty out there but this one works very well to get rid of anxiety for my situation!

Also today I was filling out job applications and usually I would get discouraged about a job if you weren't allowed to take breaks to smoke. Or even smoke on the property! But I usually lied and said I was a non smoker, then if I'm working a long stressful day, not having a cigarette would make the day 10 times worse!

But now I'm non smoker and I can truthfully tell the employer I don't smoke. I don't have to worry about drenching myself in perfume and worried that maybe they can smell cigarettes mixed with perfume. I'll definitely save on my fragrances because I was so concerned with people recognizing I was a smoker, I would use so much!

Love this forum, thanks for reading/listening :)


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  • Haha that's funny! I used to wear that a lot a few years ago but it started to give me headaches just one of those smells I'm super sensitive too! And yes now on to day 13 and had a bad night but I have turned it around by keeping busy and hanging with positive people. Plus side they don't smoke. I was always that friend they waited for to smoke when we stopped places! So for them to see me do so well was a good thing! Props for getting through a Friday night without any give ins!

  • :D

    Well done to you both on getting this far week 2 on monday and it wont be long before you wilbe in the month 1 room yahhh :)

    have either of you tried mindfullness or tapping? i found both helpful to distract my mind and keep my hands busy with the tapping side

    just remember that a craving will soon pass when you distract your mind and hands

    hope you both have a great weekend


    Carol :)

  • oh and you will notice that your sense of smell and taste changing too i used to love one of my perfumes but cant wear it now as it just reminds me of when i smoked and how i used to put so much on to help mask the smell :eek:

    i now love one my daughter wears where as before i didnt like the smell :confused:

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