02 Apr 2018
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Hi deb and welcome to the forum. We're glad you're here!
And congratulations on 1+ month already. You are rockin' this quit.
At 1 month, my experience was that the fight turned from a physical dependence to a psychological battle. Everything I was used to doing, I was used to doing with a nicotine buzz. I had to constantly adjust and re-evaluate almost everything. I pretty much gave up drinking alcohol for the next three months as it seemed to make my nerves even worse. I used the 3-A's (Avoid, Alter, Accept) much during this time and deep box meditative breathing to help calm myself, re-confirm my goals and direction, and chive on!!! Months 2-4 were a time of deep self-reflection and aligning myself with a preferred and improved self-image. I also became extremely active during this time, both to distract myself and burn off some extra energy. My gardens have never looked so good as they did last year!!!
Many of us have shared similar experiences and eagerly offer support to help you on your journey.
I smirk a little when I read your title "This time I will stay smoke free!!" - it reeks of confidence. I love it.
Hope to see you around often, sharing your successes (or troubles) with us, or just quietly taking what you need to succeed from this forum.