Well today I caught my brain in the act of deciding to buy one last packet. Usually, the decision is made and I tag on an extra excuse like - I haven’t smoked for two weeks now why not celebrate 🎉 I stopped my thought process and realised I don’t actually have to follow through with it! I have noticed over the years that once I make that decision, I find it hard to put a stop to the spiral of the addiction, until I get that wonderful hit. Well, reality is all that seems to happen is that I constantly have no extra money in my bank account and I feel like I’m burning a holes in my lungs. I stopped and brought a pie instead and read over the blogs, someone noted their quit as ‘new beginnings’. Yes when I catch myself making the fatal decision I will think of the new beginning that I am creating! I got passed one of the hardest points for me, reversing the decision to just buy one more pack, this is a huge step and one I hope to grow more and more confident with 🙌
Hey again, just wanted to check in and let everyone know that I’m doing well a month on. The first week was rough, and I’m not gonna lie, I bought a pack. As soon as I did though, I regretted it and ended up giving it to a coworker because I was mad with myself lol. Can honestly say I’m doing okay at the moment, and I think I can keep this up. Even managed to go through a surgery and a couple of weeks of excruciating pain without reaching for the smokes. Fingers crossed that I have the self control to continue 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼
Hey guys, just wanted to pop in and introduce myself. I’ve decided to finally quit smoking! Yesterday was my first day in probably 6-7 years without a cigarette and I’m struggling a little bit, but vaping and chewing gum when I can’t vape and set in my decision! If anyone has any tips for distracting my brain I’d love to hear them! $27 saved already and hopefully it’ll be much more very soon.
Hey all you awesome people. Been lurking here far too long. Way past time to finally take this bull fully on. I'm coming up to my 51st birthday and been addicted to the smokes since a 16 year old. Heck 35 years on the horrid weed. Sick and tired of being a slave to smoking and it is doing my health absolutely no favours at all. Let alone the wallet. Been a pack a day at $30 bucks. Absolutely crazy. So far 7 days in but did go for Vape. Always thought vapers were losers but for me right now it has to be better than the smokes. Look forward to being on the journey and eventually getting nicotine free. Cheers.
Kia Ora quit family, first time blogger here!
My reasons for quitting: its the hardest thing I've ever had to do... I feel like I'm always fighting with myself and the weak part of me always caves in and starts smoking again- I want to overcome this and be strong.
Smoking: 16 years now, started at college. Buy two 30g a week.
My motivation: marry my partner of 7 years. We had an argument a few weeks ago and I blamed him for us not being married 😖. It hit me then that if I tried giving up years ago, things would be different now. I wanna show him how important he is to me.
Day 1: It's been tough...at work I avoided going outside. Finished work looking forward to sitting down with a smoke n coffee (the thought was nice!). Then I turned down to see family today (they all smoke). I've been a bit snappy today, things aggravate me easily when I don't smoke. But I know I can do this!
Hope all is well with everyone 😃