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When things get crunchy, remember...


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DenaliBlues

Quit Date: 2/10/2022

 

Posted January 21 

 

Reading and re-reading is a great strategy in the early hours and days of your quit. I did that, too. What else will you do to support and distract yourself? You might try making a list of things you can do instead of smoking when the cravings strike. I know it sounds corny to make a list, but it helps to be prepared (things to do with your hands, things to do with your mouth, mindless tasks, exercise snacks, physical comforts). Otherwise, Addict Mind will go blank and tell you that nothing but smoking will suffice.  

 

When things get crunchy, remember...

 

  • Cravings really suck, but they will pass.
  • A craving is a commercial, not a command.
  • The feeling of "Other people can quit but I cannot" is a withdrawal symptom, NOT an accurate assessment of your ability. During the early stages of withdrawal, our addicted brains tell us all kinds of crazy s--t that isn't true. During that time, trust what you read here on the board, don't trust Addict Mind. It's not your friend. 

 

Keep us posted - let us know what's on your list and how you're feeling!

 

Link to original post: https://www.quittrain.com/topic/21358-quit-thoughts/

 

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