My emotional state is generally sad. I assume this is a chemical reaction to the quitting and I try and remind myself of that. I am doing my best to stay distracted.
On top of then general melancholy it seems a bit of chaos has been stalking me. My auto was in the shop and I was just told it needs repairs way beyond what I can afford. There is the nagging behind me telling me to smoke. It has been how I cope for almost 20 years now.
I don't think I was prepared for the vast amount of changes that would occur. I seemed to assume I would just be dealing with cravings. However, there is quite a large array of symptoms that have been bombarding me. Only just now am i realizing the strength it has taken others to even try to quit much less stay quit.
So on my day 4, I want to send admiration to those who have tried, are trying, and who have succeeded in besting this seductive beast!
Questions for you:
What new coping tools have you discovered? I could really use some new ones
What were/are some of your worst symptoms of quitting?
Thank you everyone!