hi all, you can probably tell but this is my first post! i have been smoking for about 18years, the last 4/5 heavily-up to 40 a day! after 3 bad chest infections, the last one being over xmas it finally clicked in that i need to stop. so far i have cut down to 6/8 a day with the help of patches (since 6th jan) but feel now i have to take the leap into completely stopping before i lose all my resolve and it starts creeping back up! so no smoking day seemed like the obvious choice. whats really worrying me though is the hardest time of day for me is when i get up, i tend to smoke at least 3 in the first hour or so and trying to cut them down further has been impossible for me so far! i know i need to alter my routine to break the habit of "coffee and smoke" "smoke before shower" and "smoke whilst getting ready" but i've found it easier said than done when i'm getting up and have to still complete these tasks to get ready for work, i know this is going to be my weakest moment in everyday and i'm scared i'm going to fail at the first bump in the road as i have no willpower at all first thing! i know there will be other times and things that will really test me but so far this fear of failure less than an hour into the day really is my biggest mental hurdle! any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated!! x
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