Anyone else at this stage and feeling a bit shaky and experiencing the odd twinge of temptation to go bum a ciggie and have a smoke? How evil is this 6 month craving attack?
Guess a lot of it is down to life stress and suddenly finding myself with no outlet to try 'self medicate' that pressure - this was done before with smoking and alcohol.
Why is so hard at this stage to hold on and stay focussed and motivated? anyone any tricks and tactics to keep us on the straight and narrow and not give in? Id be absolutely gutted if I gave in now having got the furthest Ive ever gotten in a quit in my life with this quit. I know I will not fail this time but Im finding it tough right now. Definitely avoiding bars and such places like the plague for another while. Absolutely cant stand the smell of smoking now if I get it. and I know Id probably choke on one if i tried it at this stage.
Maybe once the next month or two are out of the way and I can get out into the garden down home and do some real hard physical work Ill find a avenue to rid myself of these feelings. Just hope to God I can hang on till then and not lose this quit. The best quit attempt in the past I think was 4 months. and at that, i was allowing myself to have the one ciggie on a friday evening. This time it was a blanket ban on smoking and CT - and its worked.