06 Feb 2020
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04 Mar 2022
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It's great that you are trying new hobbies.
I remember when I first quit, I had all this extra time that I didn't know how to fill. Just like you, it initially made me anxious. But that's because we become so used to wasting time smoking. Once you quit, you struggle to fill that time with other activities.
I remember I started making more trips to the grocery store. I purposely did not get everything I needed in one go, so that it forced me out when otherwise, I would have just sat at home and smoked. Not very creative, I know, but hey, it did give me something else to focus on. I found distracting myself was the key. I read books, watched fun shows on TV, and played video games. And I slept a lot, because you don't crave when you sleep. Now, I can't imagine wasting my time smoking. For what? It's such a filthy habit. And think of all the money you'll save. I went on a trip to Mexico with my savings and had a great time. And I didn't have to worry about cravings at the airport or on the plane. It was wonderful.
Little by little, you will find your way, tinalee. Believe in yourself. I am rooting for you!