Start of week 2

So it's day no. 8, the beginning of week 2 for me. It started off terribly, had a dream last night that I was smoking, and woke up with a very very strong urge to smoke. If I did have a cig near me I would have, but luckily it was 2 in the morning and all the local shops are closed.

Finding it very difficult today, can't get it out of my mind. I always thought the 1st week was the hardest, but today is the worst day for me so far. :(

Please tell me it gets better after this. I don't think I can survive another day like this. :(:(

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  • i'm on day 14, so nearly 2 weeks clear, and yes it does get easier, remember that every time you face the cravings and kick them into touch they get smaller each time. I started to clean my teeth each time ( then realised I would have no enemel left) so now I question myself each time, why do I want one, would it help, how would i feel afterwards, that sort of thing...like telling myself off in front of the mirror.

    Yes it definately does get soo much easier, if it didnt, a lot of us would probably have all started again wouldnt we...

  • So it's day no. 8, the beginning of week 2 for me. It started off terribly, had a dream last night that I was smoking, and woke up with a very very strong urge to smoke. If I did have a cig near me I would have, but luckily it was 2 in the morning and all the local shops are closed.

    Finding it very difficult today, can't get it out of my mind. I always thought the 1st week was the hardest, but today is the worst day for me so far. :(

    Please tell me it gets better after this. I don't think I can survive another day like this. :(:(

    Hey DP, well done on reaching you're second week!!

    It's a pretty bumpy roller coaster ride, this non-smoking, and you will have your ups and downs. But they get much easier to deal with.

    Some people lose the cravings altogether and find the experience almost easy (that would be nice :o), but most of us have our good days and bad.

    Remember to be proud of your achievement so far! It will get easier to manage and kick those craves, so just hang in there and stay positive! x

  • i'm on day 14, so nearly 2 weeks clear, and yes it does get easier, remember that every time you face the cravings and kick them into touch they get smaller each time. I started to clean my teeth each time ( then realised I would have no enemel left) so now I question myself each time, why do I want one, would it help, how would i feel afterwards, that sort of thing...like telling myself off in front of the mirror.

    Yes it definately does get soo much easier, if it didnt, a lot of us would probably have all started again wouldnt we...

    Like Trea says, take a deep breath and really question the motive of your crave. "Why do I want one?" "How will it help me?"

    This helps to calm you down and to also step outside the "crave zone". You begin to think rationally again and can focus on something other than smoking. xxx

  • Thanks for the encouragement. This is getting really tough. I thought I was doing so well, but now it's just so difficult to concentrate on anything else. Hopefully when I go home to my family and 3 week old son, I will feel alot better. I just have to survive today.

  • Thanks for the encouragement. This is getting really tough. I thought I was doing so well, but now it's just so difficult to concentrate on anything else. Hopefully when I go home to my family and 3 week old son, I will feel alot better. I just have to survive today.

    Try not to boot the thoughts of smoking out of your head. There's a big difference between a craving and a thought. By trying not to think of it at all, you will make the urge a lot stronger. Just try to embrace it and answer your own thoughts really. Remind yourself of your reasons and of what it would actually feel like to smoke a cigarette right now. Okay, you might get a rush for a few seconds, then the guilt will kick in and then you'll stink. :/

    If you can get your hands on some sweeties or mints, this is great. Also, deep breathing is a help too :)

  • Just had a sweet now. It does make me feel better, and lots of water helps too. Just walked past someone who smokes at he office, and that stink was terrible, and made me feel so much better, cos I don't want to smell like that ever again.:):)

  • that's great! Just keep walking past the smelly person when the craves hit.

    the question you should really ask is do you want to be the smoker in your new born son's life?

    that was your main motivation to quit. you possibly owe it to him to try and stick with quitting abit longer, he's worth it isn't he? Look at a photo of him and tell me i'm wrong;) xx

  • the question you should really ask is do you want to be the smoker in your new born son's life?

    that was your main motivation to quit. you possibly owe it to him to try and stick with quitting abit longer, he's worth it isn't he? Look at a photo of him and tell me i'm wrong;) xx

    Thanks Trea, you are an awesome person. :)

    Feeling 100% ok now.

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