mulling it over

new....hi....debating with self about when to start my next quit. Feeling sick and tired generally. Not really enjoying smoking any more either. In that trap. This morning I managed to refrain for a couple of hours before lighting up. Feeling scared of trying AGAIN. I know God loves a trier though! I am just starting to read some threads and try to get my head a little more around the whole thing...Hoping this will aid a successful cessation. :p

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  • Hi Belle

    Welcome aboard!

    I've been where you are now as have many, many others. The thing that changed it for me was changing how I thought about smoking. As soon as I realised that smoking did nothing for me and stopped treating quitting as depriving myself and making some great sacrifice it became much more straight forward. Instead I looked on the whole process as a positive thing regaining health, wealth and control.

    The physical addiction is only part of it, in fact its the smallest part of it. As we have most of us been smokers through all our adult life we have no experience of living without them. Its a conditioned response that you associate various situations with smoking so you have to get used to living as a non smoker.

    Anyway, I'll stop there before it becomes an essay.

    Keep us posted and there are some free online quit smoking programmes in my signature along with some other excellent resources which will help you understand the addiction and what to expect while quitting .

    Cheers

    Nic

  • thanks

    thankyou all...it is or will be not my first quit. last year, or rather this one I got to 4 months clean. 'Just one tug, just to see'..see what? and here I am again! I've been to Allen Carr groups, tried all sorts of other quit techniques. I am anti NRT. It will be cold turkey for me! I know the stuff but somehow it still doesn't quite switch that mental switch. More reading..more thinking. It will happen for me, I am sure.

    I don't see how to add a signature..?

    :D

  • Hi Bella and welcome to this marvelous place :)

    you will find as much support and help as you need

    there are some really good reads in the tip section that will help to get you started in your quest to quit

    it may seem daunting but it will get easier the further along the path you go

    onwards and upwards is the only way to go

    looking forward to reading your updates

    regards

    Carol

  • thankyou all...it is or will be not my first quit. last year, or rather this one I got to 4 months clean. 'Just one tug, just to see'..see what? and here I am again! I've been to Allen Carr groups, tried all sorts of other quit techniques. I am anti NRT. It will be cold turkey for me! I know the stuff but somehow it still doesn't quite switch that mental switch. More reading..more thinking. It will happen for me, I am sure.

    I don't see how to add a signature..?

    :D

    click on user cp along the bar above in red and you will find your control panel including editing your signature

    :)

  • Click on user cp (near top on left) then you will see edit signature :)

    snap

    :p

    :D:D:D

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