I was thinking to share my experience with you guys and give you my support in you strangle...
I was an active smoker for 8 years. my friends thought that i couldn't stop smoking for nothing in the world. i was one of those people that couldn't imagine their life without a cigarette. i was simply enjoying...
then one day i woke up and i started thinking how it would be to not light a cigarette, just this one in this particular moment. i said to myself: "ok, i will light one latter, just not now." and it worked. i then i started to "lie" to myself, and i started to not smoke so much. sometime i even fantasize that i am non smoker and i was sitting in non smoker sections and imagining how it would be.. the filing was great. i was relived... free... and happy. that lasted like for year or more. i was still smoking but a lot less. i was like this double person, smoker and nonsmoker .
one day i woke up and i realized that i like more the nonsmoker person. she is free.... the most beautiful filing ever. i was free.... i don't need to smoke, i can be free.
Every time when i think that i want i cigarette, i would imagine the "free filing"... and the desire stops. i cant be slave any more. i just can't. i am free 3 month now. it's not a lot time i know. i have never said to myself that i would never light a cigarette again. maybe i would. this is important because the forbidden things are the sweetest. don't forbid your self, don't force your self to be something that your not. just be your self, make your self the person you want to be, accept you self, and convince your self that you are the person you want to be and everything would be simple.
sorry you have to reed so much, but i just wanted to share my experience.
i want you to share yours too.we can build a community of nonsmokers, we can support each other.write down your story, successful or not. we will build our personalities together.
just write down and we can work together. i need support to go on and i need to give mine...
love u all
I am in my second trimester of pregnancy. I was a casual smoker and totally stopped...to much great effect! I get nauseous around the smell of smoke, which indicates to me that the baby CANNOT tolerate it. But it's hard to avoid second hand smoke ALL of the time, so I just have to suck it up.
Well i know giving up smoking after being addicted to it is not very easy i myself being a an active smoker can tell you this much that i gave it up for a month and it was a great feeling you feel stronger oyu have given it up fot 3 monts which is very good jst keep up the good work and you will end up quitting smoking......
Well done, I think you're doing really well. I have tried stopping so many times, I have lasted for 5 months a couple of years ago, I'm fine until something goes wrong. Either I'll have a serious row with my wife or my car will break down and cost a fortune to put right or some other stressful situation will arise... and I'm straight back on them.
I have read Allen Carr's book, but that didn't help. I tried acupuncture and that was a waste of time.
My friends say that nothing has worked because I don't really want to stop... but I do, I know I do.
It's true, it all boils down to your willingness to change your unhealthy ways. But if the going gets tough, then I guess the tough should try to find other means and ways.
I find hypnosis a good place to start. But you have to have the willingness to undergo it. Hypnosis can train the mind what your conscious is having a hard time to do. It may be a short or a long process. Again it depends on you. Sometimes, just stopping cold turkey works for some. But most of the time, it just gets hard. Try hypnosis and see what it can do for you. You'll never really know unless you try.
i have been a smoker since 2006...i have never before 2006 smoke any cigarettes until i struck a turmoil in my life....my husband cheated and my boyfriend also did the same thing.....before the boyfriend thing my daughter was taken from me so there was a lot of stress as you can see....now i want to stop smoking which the doctor quotes to me is a good time being that i haven't being smoking for a long time......so i would love to be a non-smoker partner with you......please pm me back...
I've just created a new post called "Non-Smoking Buddies" so that you can meet other people and build a team of contacts for other people who want to quit or reduce smoking. Check it out, and let me know what else we can do here at eHealth to help support you.
Smoking is very much harmful for health. Thanks for sharing all ideas here. I have tried hypnosis from thoughtsbecomereality.co.uk which helped me to quit smoking and increased me confidence and self control.