I hate smoking !!!!!

Good afternoon fellow quitters.

I think this is probably my 4th or 5th quit attempt and I am feeling a similar pattern emerging, like everybody else I have some obstacles in my life at the moment that I need to overcome, I noticed that in my previous quits These times in particular were the times that required the most strength to overcome, particularly an attempt this time last year when my business failed which resulted in me starting smoking again.

I can remember back in 2005 I stopped smoking and stayed smoke free for over a year and a half until starting again late 2006 again using a challenging time in my life as a reason to start again.

I refuse to use this as a reason to start again

This is how smoking makes me feel!!!!!!!!

Smoking makes me feel weak

Smoking makes me feel ashamed

Smoking makes me feel guilty

Smoking makes me feel insecure

Smoking makes me feel not in control

Smoking makes me feel tired

Smoking makes me angry

Smoking makes me feel like shit !!!!!

I have read a lot of posts on this forum and have been visiting the site for many years although haven't posted or interacted with the forum as much as I feel I should have done, I Feel a great sense of gratitude and appreciation to Everybody on this forum which has no doubt helped me in my quit, reading about everybody's experiences and journeys through their quit , sometimes happy sometimes sad but always fascinating and interesting, I want to thank everybody here for their support and wish everybody strength and hope for the future.

Best wishes

Rob

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  • Hi Rob and congratulations on making that decision to stop the habit! When did you quit this time?

    Some times we will smoke and smoke until the point that we feel so bad about ourselves before we take the step to do something about it and find our own freedom .. those are good reasons for stopping so plant them firmly in your mind in case you are ever tempted to smoke again.

    Best of luck!

    Suze

  • Some times we will smoke and smoke until the point that we feel so bad about ourselves before we take the step to do something about it and find our own freedom ..

    Either that, or our freedom is taken from us due to the effects of having smoked. :(

    It's quite romantic to buy into the "live fast, die young" philosophy. I used to feel that way... Until I discovered that I hadn't lived fast, hadn't achieved everything I wanted from life, certainly hadn't made an impact on humanity, and would probably die without anyone really knowing or caring about who I am or what I believe...

    The question I would ask myself (and do ask myself) at this moment in time is whether killing ourselves slowly by smoking is an efficient use of time. Surely I would have more fun driving a Ferrari down the German Autobahn at 300 Kmh. No?

    Alex.

  • Surely I would have more fun driving a Ferrari down the German Autobahn at 300 Kmh. No?

    Alex.

    I'm sure you would Alex, I'm sure you would.

    Rob, Well done on rejoining the fight. You made a few good notes on how smoking affects you. There are a few more you might want to add.

    Smoking makes me smell awful

    Smoking makes me feel sick

    Smoking makes me feel poor

    I'm sure there are others.

    Once again, well done for making the decision to quit again. I'm assuming you're a few weeks in now....

  • Well done Rob on deciding to quit again. I reckon you can do it this time. Use this forum as a prop and post your feelings and thoughts it really does help. Keep reading too and stay positive. Writing that list is a really good start, keep adding to it every time you think of something else.:)

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