ok so last night was the works Xmas doo... wow what can I say that was some tough s*it right there..... had a few bevvies well quite alot of bevvies actually and felt strong enough to go outside with my smoking friends and just be around them.... how wrong could I be!! I asked 8 people for " just one drag".... thankfully they all said no, however I couldnt last all night and had to get hubby to pick me up cos I was absoloutely gasping for a cig!! I am pleased to report however quit still in tact I didnt succomb even tho there was a spar right next door and I could of bought 10 my stubborness is willing me on I refuse to fail, just wondered how everyone is faring with the socialising aspect of being a non smoker? personally I am thinking I wont be able to go out for quite a few months yet!!
struggling with the festive season upon us? - No Smoking Day
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Hi Donna, well done for not getting some from the Spar!
It is still early days for you just yet so don't worry too much. The festive season is a trigger for most people, that is why I am in awe of people who quit around this time of year (I don't think I could have) This is when you will have to dig in and grit your teeth and get on with it.
It will get easier I promise and it will be so worth it. Keep on keeping on as they say!
I don't drink so don't have to worry about that side of things......just wanted to admire your stubbornness, it got me through my first month, glad it's working for you
My girlfriend and I go out quite a bit together to events and see friends and all. Not smoking has been ok when I have people to keep me occupied while she smokes. Occasionally I still get the urge to give her some company while she goes outside to smoke but in the end I just try to avoid the smoking crowd. I still have a few 'social' triggers but honestly they get weaker and weaker all the time. Even the really strong urges become very weak after 2-3 encounters. All you have to do is say no
Congrats on maintaining your quit, I know how tough it can be sometimes.
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