Quit Smoking: Day 1

I’ve had better days!

To be honest, I’ve probably had worse days too, but if I could sum up Day 1 of quitting smoking in one word it’d be: “emotional”.

It feels like a particularly malignant bout of PMS.

So far, I’m about 22 hours into a cold turkey quit. Here’s what’s helped and what hasn’t.

Helpful:

  • Starting the day off with a power yoga session
  • Watching clips on YouTube of others who have been through it
  • Talking to family about it
  • Toothpicks!
  • Positive self-talk
  • Work distractions

Not So Helpful:

  • Work stress!
  • Getting upset and feeling guilty for smoking for so long
  • Being near family that smoke
  • Being in places I would normally smoke

I’ve tried quitting for years, usually with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). I’ve tried the tablets which in fairness did work until I stupidly went on holiday and lit a cig up.

So here I find myself back in this no man’s land; my purgatory which I fully intend to conquer this time around.

I know from past experience that days 2, 3 and 4 can see my emotional state turn from feeling sad to angry and back again pretty quickly so I’m going to really watch and plan for this by doing more of the things that worked today, as well as getting a good night’s sleep and drinking plenty of water.

Good luck to anyone else on their QS journey. One day at a time…

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10 thoughts on “Quit Smoking: Day 1

  1. Carla, I found the hardest thing was being in places where there was smoke, once you get rid of that then the craving reduces. I have been free for around 20 years now and the first month was the hardest. Having support to understand you need to be away from smoke helped a lot. Good luck, if you have smoked for any length of time then the task does become harder. Reward yourself for each successful day 🙂 🙂

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    1. Thank you Jonathan – was unsure whether to put anything about it on here in case I slip up but actually been a good way to keep myself accountable. Really kind of you and others to send your support 😊

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