Patience

John (Gold)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

24 Dec 2003, 20:41 #21

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Allow Impatience to Meet Patience

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wackylaurie
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:33

28 Jan 2004, 01:34 #22

Hi Roger!
This is one of my favorite threads. It is so very true.
Every one have a great day and enjoy this wonderful journey we are on!
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ImageLaurie
I have chosen not to smoke for 3 Weeks 5 Days 9 Hours 37 Minutes 28 Seconds. Cigarettes not smoked: 844. Money saved: $105.60.
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dancebear37
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

03 Feb 2004, 09:31 #23

Very well put.Image
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smurfetteirl
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:33

27 Mar 2004, 00:42 #24

Image what an excellent post, just what this smurf needs to hear right now, thanks roger............golden wisdomImage
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Roger (Gold)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

11 Apr 2004, 13:18 #25

Many equate patience to a long term solution. For the addict in withdrawal or in the middle of a temporary period of adjustment we term "quitting", Patience can and should be measured in smaller increments. We know you have the patience to manage your next 3 -5 minute crave episode.
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Kellangel
Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 18:55

01 May 2004, 05:29 #26

What a wonderful thread!

Thank you so much roger from a newbie.Image
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John (Gold)
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

08 Jun 2004, 01:27 #27

Baby steps, patience, just one day at a time!
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There's no place like home!
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Parker GOLD
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:58

12 Jun 2004, 02:42 #28

Dear Newbies, 5 days or 10 days or even 20 days into your quit is not how it will always feel. Be patient with the process. Read, read, read. Everything you are experiencing has been felt here before. You will begin to feel comfortable in your own skin. Your days and routines will normalize. Give it time. I promise comfort will come.


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AidaSaba1
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:03

30 Jul 2004, 06:52 #29

You give us hope. Thank you. I am determined never to take another puff for as long as I live. But, I have also resigned to the fact that perhaps I will struggle my addiction to nicotine for the rest of my life. At least this is how i feel . I must confess that I do miss having a cigarette with a glass of wine. It was a wonderful combination. I miss that every day. Not one day passes since my quit where I did not have to go jogging or call somebody over the telephone, or simply clean my kitchen floor like a maniac, in order to discard of that "missing" my "end-of-the-day" smoking a few cigarettes with a nice glass of wine.
I don't even call it an urge, it is really more like "I miss that time".

I have printed your post and have posted it on the wall in my office. Everytime I "miss" having a cigarette at the end of the day, I read it over and over again. Thank you again for a very beneficial post.

Aida
Shockingly free for 1 month, 2 weeks, 1 day and 18 hours. I have not smoked a staggering number of cigarettes (1,602 cigarettes sufficient to fill my lungs with half-a glass full of black tar). I saved $448.69 and added 5days and 13 hours to my life span.
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kattatonic1 gold4
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

08 Aug 2004, 19:59 #30

Roger, is it time to write Part 2 of the Patience thread ~ you know, about Stage 2? Your Patience post really made a big difference to me early in my quit. I mean really, really made a big difference to me.
Now that I am so far into my quit, I notice a very funny thing happening here. I am absolutely full of patience for all sorts of things. Some of it might be the contribution of my "practising" patience, but I was only practising it to make it through triggers and the like. Now it has permeated here, there and everywhere in my life! Could it be that I was always so wound up waiting for my next "fix" or searching for the opportunity for my next fix, that I had taught myself to be impatient all over the place, here, there and everywhere? Could it be that comfort has been sneaking around and seeping into all different aspects of my life and making me patient!? Holy cow!
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~ Kay ~
Celebrating 7.5 months of Freedom~!
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