I've nearly made it a whole week!
Had a rotten weekend due to some bad family news! I won't be on much this next week, due to travelling and the circumstances at the moment. Today was particularly bad. I feel like I'm missing that something, that comfort that would usually get me through a tough time ( or at least I thought it did) it's been an emotional day. I'm very agitated an irritable. But I'm taking it in my stride. And powering through!
I made a decision to put my patch back on as I know this week will be rough and I'm going to have to dig deep. I will be around alot of family and friends who smoke. emotions will be high. and there will most likely be drinks! And to be honest I need all the help I can get so patches, soft mints. Sweeties, and my bottle of water are all good to go!
I need to remember that no matter what is happening, what stresses I am dealing with, sticking a smoke in my gob full of poisonous rubbish will not change one thing. I will not be happier or more relaxed. I will not be less stressed. I have not given up anything! Most importantly I need to be easy on myself and remember I am still early in my quit. I will experience triggers I didn't realise were there, but also remember I've squashed many of those so far that's why I'm about to enter my second week smoke free!