Patience

FoolishWorkinj
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:06

05 Feb 2006, 21:14 #41

My experience so far at 25 days: I need to remember that the occasional longing or blues I feel are part of the emotional loss attached to getting straight from my addiction and not a permanent piece of quitting smoking. With patience, the good times will increase and the blues will diminish, but not disappear completely. Acceptance means they, too, may be an occasional moment of my life. NTAP
Joanne
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KatieDidIt1999
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

18 Apr 2006, 08:59 #42

ImageAfter 33 years of active addiction and demanding that my needs must be met....it helps to read this often.
Kat
105 Days Free
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Sal GOLD.ffn
Joined: 16 Jan 2003, 08:00

11 Jun 2006, 09:12 #43

ImageFor Kat, who loves this one.

Acknowledge the negative but dwell on the positive is also good to keep in the front of one's mind.
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KatieDidIt1999
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

11 Jun 2006, 10:00 #44

Thanks Sal...however did you know? Image I decided to reply since this one can never come to the top too often!! I really enjoyed the link
Acknowledge the negative but dwell on the positive . As long as I acknowledge the fact that quitting nicotine was hard for me, that I had some depression, that I felt anger, that time seemed to stand still....I'll never want to go back there again. As for dwelling on the positive; I breathe deep, I feel proud, I feel strong (if I did this I can do anything), I smell better, and I dwell on all of these things every day! All it took was ntap....well, that and this patience thread

Kat
158 Free Days
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Sal GOLD.ffn
Joined: 16 Jan 2003, 08:00

28 Jun 2006, 20:42 #45

It is so important to remember that this is a healing process. It takes time to re-wire the brain. It takes time to learn to move through our daily lives and routines without relying on a drug. It takes time to educate ourselves and to gain confidence in our ability to succeed.
For today...make a promise to yourself to give time time. Be patient with your healing. Keep reading and learning and trusting us when we say: it will get better!

ImageParker
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thinkwild
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:06

02 Jul 2006, 00:25 #46

I had a vivid smoking dream last night, maybe my first, usually I never remember dreams. I was just walking along somewhere and lit up a cigarette. Took a few drags, im trying to remember if I liked it but cant remember, but I started feeling bad for what I had done, and put it out after a few puffs. But I knew the damage had been done, I had ruined it. My quit was over. All the NTAP motivations had sunk in, I was scared, I blew it and I knew it. I woke up, and really felt like I wanted a smoke, stood there looking around for one thinking about it, it seemed a stronger craving than I'd ever had before. And it kind of shook me a bit, I came right here started reading a bit, and found this thread to give me great calm and strength back. I felt compelled to write this for myself. I don't know if I was being humble enough. I was starting to take for granted I would never smoke again, and I just wanted to give myself a little reminder about complacency and humility. And patience.

I know what ive learned here is true from experience now so I trust you. Im still reading. I realized I havent healed yet, im still healing. My patience is back.. These words sunk in more today than last time. Thank you



I have been quit for 47 days. I have saved $568.69 by not smoking 1,421 cigarettes. I have saved 5 Days of my life.

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TinaLEM1
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:03

02 Jul 2006, 04:29 #47

I have been feeling a bit down about my quit over the last few days. I have done over a month and thought I would feel fine by now.

I guess I really needed to read this post - I need PATIENCE. If I take things one day at a time, then one day, I will be a comfortable Ex-smoker.... Feeling better now. How wonderful this place is.

Tina

I have been quit for 1 Month, 6 Days, 23 hours, 58 minutes and 53 seconds (37 days). I have saved £193.79 by not smoking 759 cigarettes. I have saved 2 Days, 15 hours and 15 minutes of my life. My Quit Date: 24/05/2006 21:30
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MomTo5Girls
Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 01:40

02 Jul 2006, 12:04 #48

The past few days have been really hard. I need patience! This was a great post to go over again today.

Kimm - Free and Healing for Eighteen Days, 6 Hours and 4 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 22 Hours, by avoiding the use of 274 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me $75.35.
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KatieDidIt1999
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

12 Jul 2006, 07:50 #49

Image Thanks Roger...this one is always there when I need it most!
From above....."We expect to dance without paying the fiddler. There is no free lunch that is worth while. For us addicts seeking comfort, the price of the fiddler is payed in........ Patience"
Kat
6 months +
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KatieDidIt1999
Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

29 Jul 2006, 10:42 #50

ImageFor Tallmama...it's like you said....you can't expect to dispose of a 24 year addiction without some discomfort..:)
Kat
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