wouldn’t doing something (a new hobby) where you need to use your hands be helpful … since if your hands aren’t available you wouldn’t be able to light up and smoke?
Yes, all of these things could help, but as stated before, an addicts mindset is one of rationalization, and people will usually find a way to rationalize a cig or two in there. I’m standing by that the best way to quit is immediate cessasion, done with no other aid than pure will. This will provide the most stable, lasting period of sobriety.
congratz on your 666 post …lol
I always think of this phrase when I’m giving up. I still smoke so obviously it doesn’t work 100% haha, but if I want to quit I can, for example in the lead up to a running event or something.
The greatest temptation to quit, comes when you are about to succeed.
Try the Elizabethan approach:
When Sir Walter Raleigh showed Queen Elizabeth how to smoke, one of her servants threw a bucket of water on him, assuming he was on fire.
Two days! Twooo days! 8 times did people offer me a fag, and I was able to say “thanks, no” every time! Rowr!
/me will want big party when he completes, say, ten days, or a month
Wow, I had no idea you were an ex- smoker, Bruno. Congrats! Keep up the good work.
Hmm. As a result of nicotine withdrawal, are you like getting really angry at people? I’ve heard of that happening, where people are really irritable when they quit smoking.
Anyways, congrats on the lack of smoking. They say smoking is harder to give up than heroin. Impressive.
Well Jon indeed I was very irritated yesterday, but it wasn’t without a good reason. =P
Anyways. Hopefully, three days today. The day has only started, but I’m sure decided not to have any today either. Thanks guys for the replies (and Sandra for the “way to go” PM ).
Oh, and Jon, since I’ve addressed to you anyways: just wanted to say, I got your PM, read it, and will reply when I have time (it’s bloody lengthy). And there’s something else I wanted to discuss with you. So keep an eye on the PM box.
I think your right, giving up through gradual cut downs not work for a lot of people and I think that in giving up anything, not just cigarettes (I don’t smoke) the best way is to just immediatly stop and like you say, the use of pure will. It’s probably ridiculosly dificult but worth it.
well it depends what you are stopping… but if you stop smoking yes, the best way is to stop imediatelly. i was smoking for 8 years and stopped in one second! it sound funny but when you put you last cigarette down, you stopped. and at that point your are a non smoker. i must say that with that point of view it was as easy as claping my hands!
the funny thing with smoking is that it takes you longer to start then to stop!
when you realize that the pleasure doesnt come from cigarette but from silencing down the physical need for that chemical substance you realize you are acting stupid smoking.
this is not some stupid propaganda stuff, if someone feels like smoking, go right ahead, and also i would like to say again that i was smoking for 8 years more than 20 cigarettes per day so i know what i am talking about…
so if you want to quit, just quit, as simple as that…
and most important do not cut down slowly like 5 per day, 4 per day, 3 per day and so on because it only makes you obsessed with cigarettes, and another thing, stop counting the days off… also it makes you just think about that nasty habit you are trying to forget now, and no point really, you cant count for the rest of your life
sorry for a long post!
Then the har thing is to build that willpower
Gratulations Bruno! !
/me gives Bruno Ebil-nonsmoking-ld4all-cookies
Congrats Bruno! Thats accomplishment for ya!
/me hasn’t smoked for ages!
/me hasn’t smoked a cigar or cigarette in 16 years!! XD
Takk, Petter; shukran, Wis.
Threeeeee clear days already!
Bruno!!! High five!!!
You’ll be glad they’re gone when they’re gone, buddy. It really makes you feel a whole lot cleaner. And have you noticed how well you can smell and taste?!?
please read the drug posts guidelines
jeez, i wasn’t serious. learn to take a joke.
Hell, yes! Yes! Food tastes awesome already, and the newspaper article says it’ll take 2 weeks for it to taste like it used to! I’m so looking forward to the next couple of weeks!
My mood was better today. Well, yesterday I was nicotine stressed and had other sources of stress, truth be told, whilst today I manage to keep myself in my centre. Oh, and thanks for the other tip, Dan.
I found that my sense of smell seemed supercharged the first couple days after i quit, then I got used to my newly aquired senses, and I ceased to notice it as much after a couple days.
Okay, I’ll stop celebrating every day. But I’m so proud of myself
No, keep celebrating. Up until day fifteen perhaps. Then it gets a bit silly.
i think you should stop because this way you give to much credit to the addiction…
fell the joy of being free! you made it, and it is over now, you beat it and now it is gone! celebrate yes, count no!
this is just my point of view from my experience… any way well done man!