Half way through day 1 - tips for day 2 welcome ??

Well I'm now over 12 hours into my quit! Quite pleased with myself except for failing first thing this morning but I just applied a new patch and had a lozenger whenever I had the notion!

My challenge for day 2 is to beat the morning crave, it's my worst! Anyone have any helpful tips? I'm really don't want to wear the patch all night as I had crazy dreams last night and feel like I didn't sleep a wink!

Hope your all doing well!

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  • Hiya, day 2 was the worst thought for me too, but just changed a few things around in the old routine and was ok? I'm on day 7 now, never thought I would ever get there but I have, I know I will never do it again because it is not necessary? You know you can go a few hours, just add an extra hour at a time, before you know it you'll be on day 3, good luck honey xx

  • Thanks Nickijt! I think I'll start tomorrow with an extra bit of a lay in :D

    Thats brilliant your on Day 7, well done. Thanks for coming back to help on us new starts :) xx

  • Hi, fab job on sticking it out today.

    I started with 24 hour patches and found they upset my sleep too. I've been using 16 hour patches for just over a week and find that the morning craves are no worse than I had with the 24 hour patches and I'm sleeping better too.

    Feeling well rested is a good thing when fighting this battle. No one is at their best after a bad night. Try all the usual tricks to get a good nights sleep; warm bath, book, relaxing music, milky drink etc

    Keep going :)

  • When the urge comes come on this website still us about it.....we will help keep ypo smoke free.......and keep reminding yourself of the benefits...... well done

  • Well done Mrs Mash, good work on your first day :)

    I keep my patches in my bedside drawer and stick one on first thing while I have my cup of tea and loaf around for a bit. I find staying in bed that little while longer is helping me break that association with getting up and going straight outside for a smoke.

  • Mrs Mash

    Totally agree mornings can be difficult, I used 24 hour patches, and so didnt get cravings. But I did stay lie longer, back to bed with brekkie, then shower etc and straight out, not even going into conservatory, that's where I smoked at back door. So, breaking of habit worked for me.

    Fi x

  • When the urge comes come on this website still us about it.....we will help keep ypo smoke free.......and keep reminding yourself of the benefits...... well done

    This!

    And find something to keep your hands busy, from a stress ball to pieces of straws cut up into cigarette-sized tubes (seriously! I used to "smoke" these when I was quitting - really helped keep my hands occupied).

    Also give yourself a break and be kind to yourself. Cravings aren't easy so get that frothy coffee you love from Starbucks or have a bar of chocolate. It won't be every day but you might feel like you need a bit of a treat on Day 2. And you will absolutely deserve it!

    Cheering you on!!!

  • Thanks everyone for your replies! I've my patch beside me so I can put in on first thing and going to settle in bed until junior wakes up usually I get up 30 mins earlier to drink tea, smoke and get ready so I'll just have to start a new routine tomorrow :)

    Hope you are all doing well!

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