Congratulations to you all - on my day 4

Firstly congratulations to you all on getting where you have got to.

Personally I'm now on my 4th day of non smoking.... I posted on Monday in the 'Reasons' section my own reasons for quitting.

So my experience so far has been a true rollercoaster ride. Today I feel on top of the world, but yesterday was hard work and really trying.... the thoughts kept coming into my head of 'would one cigarette really matter', 'maybe I'm not ready yet, so maybe set a date to give up in a few weeks' etc. etc. (I'm sure all the same thoughts that everyone else on here has had!). Found myself very short tempered and unable to concentrate.

However managed to get through without running to the shop and today feel so much better and stronger for it!.

Slowly getting used to the changes of habit throughout my day, and trying to get used to all the extra time I seem to have. I own my own business and I don't think I've ever been as on top of the work as I am now, I mean seriously I think I must have lost an hour a day by standing outside the back of our unit smoking!

Also really looking forward to being able to tell other people I've quit. At the moment obviously my wife and co-workers know, but my parents and wife's parents don't yet as we haven't seen them since quitting Monday, and am looking forward to being able to say that I haven't smoked for 1 week/ 2 weeks depending on when we see them.

Anyway, good luck to you all on here, keep persevering... I'm sure I will have some more rough days ahead, but by reading a lot of your experiences and the encouragement and support I've already received on here, I'm looking forward to the next few days, then the next week and then the next month and so on.

Matt

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  • Well done Matt, I'm pleased today is easier for you. Getting through days like yesterday makes you realise that you are so much stronger than you have been giving yourself credit for.

    I know it took me a very long time to attempt quitting because I just knew that I wouldn't be strong enough to. I surprised the hell out of myself by actually managing it!

    You will still get good days and bad days. Emotionally quitting can be a bit of a rollercoaster, the doubt, the pride, the ups and the downs. Hang in there and be patient with yourself. The good days will become more frequent and the bad days more seldom as time goes on. Don't ever think that it isn't working if you don't feel fine yet. You WILL feel fine every single day eventually. That is a promise.

    Rooting for you, keep it up :D

    Molly x

  • Great Matt, it's wonderful news. I am on Day 10 today, and just want to let you know - it does get easier and better. Yesterday i actually forgot that i smoke, last night after 8, i remembered when i saw my husband lighting one. I just walked away and smiled because i was happy not smoking.;):D

  • Yay!!!!

    I know those little head demons really make you doubt. It's just our heads playing tricks on us. I've probably looked crazy talking to mine. Luckily it's just my kids around. I've caught the thought just one won't hurt. Go ahead and buy a pack. I really have to talk myself out of it.

    You can do it! It's hard but I'm right there with you. Trust me. Stuck in a house with 3 boys all day and no smokes is driving me crazy :-)

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