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Quit 14 days ago
Afternoons at work when the phones are slow is the HARDEST. I'm so used to smoking to pass the time. Zone out on my computer for an hour or so, go out and smoke, repeat, repeat. 
I'm glad I threw away the remainder of the pack I had, or I fear I would have slipped. I decided I need to have enough sense to reach out to my resources! That's what they're there for. I'm also keeping a journal, and focus on perfect printing while writing in it.. mainly so it takes me longer to write anything, giving my craving more time to pass. I'm officially one day (27.5 hours) smoke free! 
Last reply: November 22 @ 8:58 pm
  • Liz S
    Quit 37 days ago
    November 21 @ 2:29 pm
    Yeahhhhh 👏👏👏👏👏. Keep it up Avenn. You can do this!!! One day at a time ... one hour at a time 🤗🤗🤗
    • A
      Quit 14 days ago
      November 21 @ 9:07 pm
      Thank you!! 
  • Lucille Brown
    Quit 1,732 days ago
    November 21 @ 5:49 pm
    Hey Avenn, excellent work,  keeping a journal will help you focus on why you're quitting and help you avoid mistakes that may trip you up.  Kudos on one day,  that's fantastic.  Don't forget to let us know if you need us. Hugs, Lucille.
    • A
      Quit 14 days ago
      November 21 @ 9:08 pm
      Thank you!! I load this forum multiple times throughout the day as a reminder that quitting IS within the realm of possibility for me. It's not easy at all, but I'm winning so far. 
  • 1
    Quit 12 days ago
    November 21 @ 7:53 pm
    We can do it! Is there something you can do to distract yourself? They recommend games on your phone for one thing...
    • A
      Quit 14 days ago
      November 21 @ 9:10 pm
      I have 2 quit smoking apps, a bunch of mini games.. I write my daily chart and write down the time of my cravings and what I was doing when the craving happened.. I then look over both apps, get a drink of water, etc etc.. I've been trying to distract more than anything.
  • S
    Quit 134 days ago
    November 21 @ 8:33 pm
    Right on you can do it.  
  • 1
    Quit 12 days ago
    November 21 @ 9:17 pm
    I will follow your example! 
  • C
    Carole Doherty
    Quit 377 days ago
    November 21 @ 9:23 pm
    Keeping a journal is an excellent idea! Keep distracting yourself and like you said before you know it, the craving passes. Keep up the good work. 👏😊
  • QuitCoach Linda
    Quit 5,788 days ago
    November 22 @ 8:58 pm
    Way to go Avenn! You can do this. We really love your great ideas and creative ways to stay smoke-free. Keep up the positive mindset and the awesome work.