I recently decided to give up smoking and so far I'm on day 4 of no smoking,
I quit cold turkey because I know that reducing the ammount I smoked never worked, because as soon as I got it reduced enough I'd get stressed and it would go straight back up.
This time it was a random sper of the moment decision to give up: I'm a 21 y/o single mum, work monday to saturday, have joint custody of my 4 y/o, and I've just bought a flat, so as you can imagen things are expensive, so between expensive and that I have RA throughout most of my body I decided I needed a change, and I was running low on cigs on sunday night and I decided I wasn't going to buy anymore and I had my last cigarette sunday night and haven't smoked since.
Now don't get me wrong I keep on getting the urges to smoke, like if I get stressed or upset, or just out of habit when I'm bored or after having eaten, but I remember there are tons of people out there that go through stress and upset and don't resort to smoking so why can't I be the same?
And mainly just taking one day at a time, every day when I get up I promise myself I'm not going to smoke today and each night I'm proud of myself when I get into bed and I've gone the whole day without smoking.
Anyone else going through this?
And the cleaning process of the body is not nice I have a sore throat where it feels like it's constricting, a horrible cough bringing up all the gunk from throat and lungs, and horribly vivid dreams.