The beginning of my journey

I've been wanting to quit smoking for exactly 1 year, so I thought, why not make it happen? I smoked one of my last two cigarettes half an hour ago and I ripped and threw the other one away. I know that the first days are the hardest, since this is not the first time I've tried to quit smoking. I just hope I'll get through this. I have to be extremely productive, keep myself busy and my thoughts positive and it'll be alright.

I hope you guys have a wonderful day! c:

11 Replies

  • Welcome MinimalistFreak and well done on making the best decision of your life to quit! The very best of luck in Day 1, you are right to keep yourself busy for the next couple of weeks. Read up on what to expect and prepare yourself. You seem to be in a great frame of mind to quit, keep it up! I look forward to reading your progress...:)

  • Mini...... Very warm welcome and congratulations on the best decision of your life to quit smoking...Glad you decided to quit now and saved your precious new year's resolution for something else..Take it from the start mini..and sorry there is no way around but the only way is through... Believe in yourself and know that your body will appreciate it so much.. Stay strong and post frequently....:)

  • when times get hard, set yourself a target to see how you feel tomorrow. Just make it to the end of the day, and repeat. In the early days it all feels like a lot but you will get there :) good luck and t will def help with the minimalism :) lol x

  • Well done and welcome to this warm and friendly group. Yes, it's hard, but it's so much easier when you have fellow quitters to chat to and seek support from. Post often and read all the positive posts and soon you'll be helping others on day 1.

  • Hi Minimalist! Hope you had a good day :)

  • Sweet Jesus, I screwed up yesterday... I bought a pack of cigarettes because I was really mad and I'm going to finish it today. Again, I'll rip and throw the last cigarette away and start all over. This time I KNOW I'll be successful. Hope you all have a wonderful day ♥

  • I've done exactly that so many times in the past year. and here I am in my second month of my quit. Thanks to this forum. You'll do it don't worry. The fact that you posted on here that you bought a packet means that you're still on the right path. Otherwise you would've just disappeared from the forum.

  • Mini...Don't be to hard on yourself and thank you for not quitting to quit....If you are ready, you will be successful because you really want this...

    ”Fall seven times, stand up eight.”

    Strongs Mini.........

  • Hey mini, good for you getting back on track today, stay close to the forum and post as often as you need to, we are here for you to help you through.....strongs!

  • Hope you can quit this time and looking forward to reading your posts!

  • Hi

    Don't beat yourself up over your "failures". Think about why are you smoking.

    I also "quit" many times, but i was finally able to really do it by changing the way I thought from "why I need to quit" to "why should I smoke".

    Smoking does not calm you - it creates and sustains a constant state of anxiety.

    It is bad for your health, looks and financial situation...

    Nicotine is out of your system maximum by the day 10. Nicotine is in significant enough dose to have any effect only when you are smoking. Addiction is in the mind.

    Work on the way you think about smoking.

    And I suggest to let your body get used to being smoke free - assign a day this week when you won't smoke. Next week two consecutive days and so on.

    Combined with changes in thinking this should make you want to vomit when you light up already by week three.

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