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Day 2 - It is not getting easier (obviously)


Dejvis93

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Well good morning to you all. I did manage my first real craving yesterday after gym and sauna. I did not want to sleep, I think I slept like 3-4 hours only and my mind is racing but..I feel more energy than if I slept 8-9 hours. So at this moment we have 8:30am in Czechia, I am in work today since 7am and clean from nicotine currently 1.5 day to be precise it is 36.5 hours.

 

Today I work 12 hours, have some things to do and also watching finals of WTA French open, something to look forward to and getting slowly through my day 2. Also I feel so much inner power and agression (might be testosterone), very very good feeling, confidence, this is the way to go. Just need to be ready for some cravings today, have my chewing gums and water, so lets do it.

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One day at a time my friend. The progression is much slower than any of us would like to see it but there are magical things happening within you even now.

3 full days without nicotine and your body is free of it. That's a start, getting that crap out of your body. It doesn't mean you won't crave it any longer but it is the first step in truly healing. The rest, the longer part of quitting, is adjusting to not connecting having a smoke or vape to almost everything you do during the day; retraining your brain so it no longer demands that vape after eating, while driving, as a reward for finishing a task ... you get the idea. That's all just repetition, over and over, day after day. It really does get easier as time passes providing you just don't smoke/vape. You don't see that now but you will if you hang in there long enough- that I can promise you!

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One day at a time my friend. The progression is much slower than any of us would like to see it but there are magical things happening within you even now.

3 full days without nicotine and your body is free of it. That's a start, getting that crap out of your body. It doesn't mean you won't crave it any longer but it is the first step in truly healing. The rest, the longer part of quitting, is adjusting to not connecting having a smoke or vape to almost everything you do during the day; retraining your brain so it no longer demands that vape after eating, while driving, as a reward for finishing a task ... you get the idea. That's all just repetition, over and over, day after day. It really does get easier as time passes providing you just don't smoke/vape. You don't see that now but you will if you hang in there long enough- that I can promise you!

Thank you, slowly getting through day 2, now I have 1 day and 17 hours :) 

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I can see you're very focused on this quit. That's a GOOD THING! Slow and steady is how it's done. Remain committed to your quit and always remember; there's no such thing as just one puff.

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I know, there is also no such thing as to quit later or tomorrow...because this tomorrow and later took 12 years of my life. So lets get this done completely.

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You are doing great! As @Reciprocity said, one day at a time!  The first week is the hardest, that's why it's called Hell week!  But it truly does get easier the longer you don't do it.  In addition to that sugarless gum you are chewing, why don't you try carrot and celery sticks, if you like them.  The constant chewing of gum is not good for your teeth, even if it is sugar free.  Celery and carrots are nice and crunchy so that might help you too.  Just keep coming on here and you will see how it will help you and how the time will pass very quickly.

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Way to go @Dejvis93! You are doing great! I love your commitment to breaking free of nicotine… determination is the most important part of a successful quit.
 

Sleep disturbances, brain fog and the jitters are all a natural part of detoxing. Staying hydrated and exercising are great ways to cope, so you’re being smart.
 

But be sure to diversify the toolkit of things you do to manage the cravings… have things to do with your hands (I used fidget spinners and silly putty), make lists of little chores/tasks to do to stay occupied (fix a drawer, take out the trash, pull a weed), do a few pushups or jumping jacks. And read all you can about addiction here on the forum. Even if you already know the info, it’s important to reinforce the idea of quitting over and over again, because the brain in withdrawal will try to trick you into vaping again. Stay strong! It definitely gets easier. 

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Hey, closing day 2 slowly. Just finishing my 12 hours shift as I also took side job for weekends to not go any parties and recover financially from all this nonsense.

So currenty last 3 hours to close on 2 days free ! :) 

 

 

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You're doing great @Dejvis93, it normally takes three days for the nicotine to leave your body so stay on guard because you may get stronger craves as the addiction throws a tantrum and tries to get its way. Just say NOPE! 

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last moments before closing 2 days, if I think about it, it is only 2 days. I just spent 12 hours in work and fasting from food nearly to 24 hours, cleaning properly.

So cannot wait to get home, get some tasty dinner, unwind and tomorrow again, day 3 :) Lets do it.

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