One Month Whinge

Ugh, it's all got a lot harder now.

Work has recently gotten more stressful - including working a 21 hour stretch which led to insomnia, which is something I have suffered with in the past. It's so tempting to smoke.

I managed the first month without too many issues, would feel so crap if I gave in now. Just lost the positivity because other things have got harder.

Smoke-free honeymoon over :-(

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  • Absolutely don't give up now. Trust me that's what I did and now I am going through the whole process all over again. You don't even want to think about how much that stinks!

    You can do this!!! Hang in there Shaky... ;)

  • Smoke-free honeymoon over

    & THAT'S the problem...you've got past the 'Wow, how clever am I' stage & the 'I feel so much better about myself' stage & you're now in the 'Jeez, everything's coming at me thick & fast...I'll just go back to smoking & quit again later' stage.

    Been there & caved in...several times...it sucks. &, for you, right now sucks. I bet you dealt with the crappy things before you quit, you CAN do it again

    You haven't lost the positivity because everything's crappy, you've lost the impetus, that's all. The insomnia will not help, either. It'll add to your feelings of isolation & multiply them...Insomnia's a biatch, miserable, horrible & lonely...how easy it would be to reach for a cig. Unfortunately, it won't help...not really. This is your mind fondly remembering & probably making up the feeling of cigarettes making everything alright again. Stick with it, ride that wave...you will feel so much better if you can resist this. Hang in there, buddy, we're all with you

  • Thanks for the support guys.

    The honeymoon concept is definitely over. I just want to get to that stage where I realise I haven't thought about smoking for a few days..and don't even want one. Really concerned I'll be craving forever

  • They'll hit you on and off for a while...but you'll find you'll be able to deal with them better as you go further through your quit. How's the insomnia? I found that one of the hardest things to deal with the last time I quit....it's not so bad for me this time, thank god!

  • You WILL get there Shakey :D that is a sublime moment and is a massive waypoint on the path to freedom.I distinctly remember the day I realised I had not thought about smoking for 3 hours.Glorious!!! :D

    have faith,to keep going no matter what pays massively in this quitting lark pic4ever.com/images/2.gif

    Yes keep going Shakey! I had my first multiple hour stint this morning where I realised I hadn't thought about smoking for at least 3 hours! I think that's my record so far and I'm 7 and a half weeks into my quit.

  • They'll hit you on and off for a while...but you'll find you'll be able to deal with them better as you go further through your quit. How's the insomnia? I found that one of the hardest things to deal with the last time I quit....it's not so bad for me this time, thank god!

    The insomnia has passed..it's not actually related to the quit, as I had it a lot beforehand..but one of the things I liked to do when I was stressed and awake all night was go and smoke.

    I got the insomnia because I worked from 12.30pm til 9.30am the next morning..obviously an unusual occurrence..one that also made me want to smoke a lot!

    Basically I've caught up on rest now, de-stressed a bit, and now the urge has drifted away again. :D:o

    Thanks for the kind words everyone, I'm gonna keep on keeping on!

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