Finding it hard

I'm not going to lie, since leaving work I have been finding it hard to not smoke. The fact that I am so tired and feel very run down doesn't seem to be helping either. The one thing that is keeping me going is the thought that I know it's always going to be hard the first few days. Tho I could very easily go to the shop and but some cigs. I think evenings are going to be hard this time round where mornings are usually the problem. Any hints, tips, advice or encouragement will be appreciated at the current time.

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  • Keep going!

    Well at least you keep trying Mark. :)It is hard for the first few days as well you know. You just have to dig in and remember why you have decided to quit. Are you doing this cold turkey? If so 3 days of hell and then it gets much better. There are some fantastic posts on this site that are very motivational and will help you no end. Keep reading and posting it is a great quit aid in those first few days and weeks.:)

    You WILL do this because you want to:)

    Think of the money saved and the health benefits, not to mention how nice you will smell.

    I am not the best with motivational posts but I wish you well and will always be here to answer any calls for help.xxx

  • Hiya. My only suggestion is go to bed nice and early if evenings are looking to be tough. I had plenty of early nights in the first few weeks really did help.

    Stick with it and believe me when I say it will get easier. After years if smoking I am now enjoying life without even a thought for it x

    Good advice Doodle, :)

  • Mark. You are finding it hard....coz for the first few days or so....it ****** IS hard. You can take a little bit of hard though....cant you? You clearly, totally want to break free. Mark. My best advice, right now, this evening....is go to bed. Bathe....shower.....put on your jammies and get tucked into bed. You're tired, run down.....and that will be so much kinder to you than a fag would be. Flick the telly, radio on for a bit....snuggle down......look after yourself ....... and wake up to see how tomorrow feels. We're all with you. You actually CAN do this.

  • Hiya. My only suggestion is go to bed nice and early if evenings are looking to be tough. I had plenty of early nights in the first few weeks really did help.

    Stick with it and believe me when I say it will get easier. After years if smoking I am now enjoying life without even a thought for it x

    Great minds think alike. That's it confirmed then. Off to bed with you :)

  • Keep up the good work :) I promise you, you will not feel for long at all. I have stopped smoking just over three weeks now and I honestly already hardly ever give it another thought. Good luck in your quit!

    Have a good route through this forum, it will really help :)

  • keep going mark, the first few days are the worst but each day it gets a little easier...

    the best advice i can give is to change your routine where you can and keep yourself busy and where possible do things you wouldnt normally do. all part of keeping the 24/7 compulsive cigarette thoughts at bay in the first few days.

    and to echo the other posts - when in doubt go to bed.... i think many of us spent the first few days hiding under the duvet:eek:

    you'll get a great support network and tips on here - one day at a time mate. well done...

  • Early nights saved me loads of times :)

    It's rough for the first bit, but it really does get better- and the longet you go the easier it gets. Just hang in there and do anything other than smoke!!

  • Hang in there - the first bit is the worst. Once you get through that it is much easier

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