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Sparrow1975
Jun 09, 2019 (04:52 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Your post made me laugh - not laughing at you, just laughing with you crying over the door latch  ln all seriousness emotions run so high when quitting. You just want everything to run smoothly so nothing triggers you but life being as it is that rarely happens. Tim gave you great advice about the breathing. In the beginning l tried to avoid stress of any kind to the point of staying home much as possible.  Remember that the emotion passes and if it happens at work....so what, tell people youre stressed about quitting. A tactic someone mentioned is grounding - see 5 things or hear 4 things or touch 3 things or smell 2 things or taste one. I havent tried that one but it sounds ok. Keep up the good work and keep us posted!

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Jun 09, 2019 (09:48 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi Waving Through A Window,
 By my calculations today makes a week for you since you quit smoking.  How are you doing today? Are you still on your quit journey? Have the emotions calmed down yet? Hope you are still doing fine.
Stay strong.
 
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HK01
Jun 06, 2019 (09:49 AM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi Waving Through a Window
 
3 days already your doing great and you will find a lot of very useful info here at SSC, all the best to you 
 
John 

Believe you can and you’re halfway there

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Timbo637
Jun 05, 2019 (05:59 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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Hi Waving Through a Window,
 Welcome to the Stop Smoking Center website. Congratulations on being smoke free for three days already. Sorry to hear about the idiot that pulled in front of you today. Even though your emotions were being pulled in every direction, you did not cave in to that darn Nico-Demon.You passed that test with flying colors, good for you!!!  Deep breathing helps to calm the nerves and the urges. Slowly in through the nose, hold a sec then slowly out through the mouth. Do it a few times and you'll be surprised how much calmer you are. I still use the breathing exercises today, 5+ years after quitting. "Any advice for getting over those random, weird emotional moments?" I wish I had some words of wisdom for you about those emotions, but I don't. They are something that each quitter needs to re-learn how to deal with in their own way without a cigarette. Time is about the only thing that really helps. Trust me, you will re-gain control of them eventually, it just takes time. Humor helps too. When things are looking down, try and think of something funny about the situation to put a grin on your face. After all, humor IS the best medicine. 
 Hey look at you. You're on day six already. Hell week is almost over for you. Next comes heck week. It might be easier than hell week, but it might be harder too. All depends on your frame of mind. If you keep your confidence up, it should help you out. Determination goes a long way in helping you quit forever. Keep us posted on your progress okay?
Stay strong.
 
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Tim

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Betts
Jun 05, 2019 (12:23 PM) Reply | Quote 


       
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I am on day 5. Some days are easier than others. I won't give up
 

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Hi All,
 
Pretty new to this site, but it's already been a huge help.  Today is my 3rd day, I had my last cigarette Sunday around midnight.  The first 2 days seemed pretty easy compared to today.  I guess my excitement and enthusiasm was on point the last 2 days.  This morning was a bit rough.  I almost lost my S&#t when a car in front of me turned at a no turn on red intersection.  Seriously, blood boiling, tears in my eyes.  Over a freakin traffic violation.  Eh, I guess it's just the emotions kicking in.  I WILL stay strong.
 
I have been using a Blu e-cig as NRT for now.  Planning on only using this regularly for the first week, and then phasing it out slowly during week 2. For the most part I feel pretty good.  When I'm not crying because my bathroom door won't latch after the 3rd try, that is   Any advice for getting over those random, weird emotional moments?  I worry one is going to happen at work.
 

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