Good afternoon everyone,
Well, I was just sitting here eating my soup and thinking as you do.
I got to thinking about the number of new members who are still in the first days / weeks of their quits and wondering about what advice everyone would give to help them get through any particularly nasty urges / craves.
There is the one that has been posted on here a few times and is, in my opinion, a really good piece of advice. If you are really and truly struggling and scared that you might slip, you come on here post a thread letting everyone know and promise yourself that you'll wait for at least 5 replies before you allow yourself to take any action. By then the urge to smoke will have left and you'll feel able to carry on with your quit.
When I was in the early days and weeks of my quit I would go through times when it was incredibly hard to carry on, I would come up with all the usual things like I can always quit again tomorrow etc. I couldn’t register here then so if I hit a point like that, and I was alone, I would make myself listen to Tubular Bells II all the way through (about 1 hour long) and it always worked. It always calmed me down and I would find that I was past the worst of the crave by the time it had finished.
So folks, does anyone have any advice for what someone could do in the times when they have a crisis, where they honestly believe they will smoke?
PS the soup was lovely