Weekends are really hard

Really hard..relaxing in front of the google box with a glass wine....no cigarette. It's funny, when I first started this quit process back in January I wondered how I would manage at work. No smoking during breaks I just didn't know how I would do it. These days work days are pretty easy and I've broken the habit, but the weekends are a killer. Find myself just running around senseless trying now to think about cigarettes for the whole weekend.

So, here is my pledge

I will not smoke today

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  • Really hard..relaxing in front of the google box with a glass wine....no cigarette. It's funny, when I first started this quit process back in January I wondered how I would manage at work. No smoking during breaks I just didn't know how I would do it. These days work days are pretty easy and I've broken the habit, but the weekends are a killer. Find myself just running around senseless trying now to think about cigarettes for the whole weekend.

    So, here is my pledge

    I will not smoke today Same here. Only a few weeks into my quit and sitting here drinking Ginger ale (Gave up drinking a few weeks before )and trying not to think about smoking. I know 100% that I will never smoke again but as you say its that time of the week.

  • Thanks guys...I'm so tempted right now.

  • This is my first quit weekend (after a failed attempt 3 years ago). I'm having bottle of beer I NEEEED a little treat. Keep reaching for the fags that are not there ... I'm sure it will get easier x

  • Your doing great:) weekends do seem to be a difficulty for many including my self. But you are doing it.::)

    Our mind set must change come Friday night, I don't know! But there is a altered kind of thinking come the weekend.:)

    Hang in there, we can do it:)

  • I think it's the psychology behind weekends that's the problem.

    We suffer having to get up in the week, drag youself into the car at some unearthly hour, face a list of jobs that all need doing yesterday, get back in the car. Battle the traffic, get home to a sink full of dishes, what shall I make for tea?

    Weekdays are meant to be hard so not smoking is just another thing to be added to the annoying list.

    Weekends however are for me. I wake up late, make a pot of coffee, relax in bed with coffee and browse the papers on line. I'll go for a lovely walk and shop for some nice food to cook. Maybe catch up with friends, go to the cinema, potter in the garden. Lovely, lovely times when you do exactly what you want. Oh but this weekend I can't do what I want because what I want to do is smoke. It's ruined, the two days off that I absolutely love are totally spoilt. Give me a cigarette now cos I'm back in work on Monday and this isn't fair. I'm supposed to enjoy these two days and now I can't so LET ME SMOKE. Cue tantrum.

    As you can see Val I struggled with weekends as well but it's a lie. You know it is. Weekends are better for not smoking.

    I can sit in bed with a coffee rather than shivering outside.

    I don't have to struggle up the hill now when I'm out for my walk cos I can't breathe.

    I don't have to choose a film based on length when I go to the cinema.

    I can treat myself to lunch in the pub rather than cooking as I've got £25 in my purse that I would have burnt.

    The first few weekends are hard but please stick with it. You can get there.

    I will not smoke today:D

  • I think it's the psychology behind weekends that's the problem.

    We suffer having to get up in the week, drag youself into the car at some unearthly hour, face a list of jobs that all need doing yesterday, get back in the car. Battle the traffic, get home to a sink full of dishes, what shall I make for tea?

    Weekdays are meant to be hard so not smoking is just another thing to be added to the annoying list.

    Weekends however are for me. I wake up late, make a pot of coffee, relax in bed with coffee and browse the papers on line. I'll go for a lovely walk and shop for some nice food to cook. Maybe catch up with friends, go to the cinema, potter in the garden. Lovely, lovely times when you do exactly what you want. Oh but this weekend I can't do what I want because what I want to do is smoke. It's ruined, the two days off that I absolutely love are totally spoilt. Give me a cigarette now cos I'm back in work on Monday and this isn't fair. I'm supposed to enjoy these two days and now I can't so LET ME SMOKE. Cue tantrum.

    As you can see Val I struggled with weekends as well but it's a lie. You know it is. Weekends are better for not smoking.

    I can sit in bed with a coffee rather than shivering outside.

    I don't have to struggle up the hill now when I'm out for my walk cos I can't breathe.

    I don't have to choose a film based on length when I go to the cinema.

    I can treat myself to lunch in the pub rather than cooking as I've got £25 in my purse that I would have burnt.

    The first few weekends are hard but please stick with it. You can get there.

    I will not smoke today:D

    A brilliant post ^^ Hang in there Val, time will pass and things will get easier :D

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