November is a great time to quit

November is a great time to quit

Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

17 Nov 2006, 02:29 #1

I wrote the following post because I quit in December 2003. Please read it and its replies.

December was a good time for me to quit

I could have quit in November. I don't remember exactly what I was waiting for, except maybe some fantasy "right time". The right time is NOW.

No matter when you quit, you will go through withdrawal.
It is temporary.
It ends.
It is worth it.
Its symptoms can be minimized.
Read this: Minimizing the most common side effects

No matter when you quit, you will have to do some 'trigger busting';
that is, living through things you have done previously that you associate with smoking.
It is temporary.
It ends.
It is worth it.
Read this: Triggers, should I avoid them?

If you are concerned about the busy holiday season, let me tell you that going through that temporary withdrawal, and busting triggers when they are many is the easiest, fastest way to freedom from nicotine, comfort and all its advantages as an ex-smoker. You would be taking: The journey home

For those of you considering quitting, read, read and read some more here at Freedom. We are successful, happy, healthy quitters, most of whom believed at one time as you do that we couldn't do it or that now wasn't the right time. It was the right time. It had always been the right time.

Kay (Gold)
Celebrating 2 Years, 10 Months, 24 Days, 7 Hours and 56 Minutes of Freedom!
Forsaking 21187 rolls of burning toxic weeds and chemicals
has liberated $7,083.62 and 73 Days and 13 Hours of my life.
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

17 Nov 2006, 02:59 #2

I DID quit in November an am very satisfied with having quit then!

Everything Kay says here is the absolute truth!

Another reason for quitting NOW is that you will be past the PHYSICAL withdrawal by Sunday at this time! If you live in the US that means you have several more days AFTER that before having to face the Thanksgiving crowd and all of the PSYCHOLOGICAL withdrawal should be behind you well before Christmas (in fact, you would be GREEN about 9 days prior the the 25th if you quit TODAY)!

Don't put it off another day--for too many of us another day is a luxury we are not assured of having.

David Three years, one week, two days, 4 hours, 59 minutes and 39 seconds. 19893 cigarettes not smoked, saving $1,492.03. Life saved: 9 weeks, 6 days, 1 hour, 45 minutes.
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