29 Nov 2017
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Hi Guys, just another week till I'm off cigarettes and I had the best talk with an aquaintance last night about her journey. She's also a die hard nic addict and she's been smokefree for a couple of months now and is still so committed. We were talking about her nrt, which will be similar to what I'll be doing, but then I thought about my own personal triggers whcih set me off and can/have lead to obessions for a smoke just to calm myself down. And they're not all about negative situations, surprise, surprise! I get triggered by too much happy/exciting things too. Like splurging on something special. I just get so excited, then I start to feel like: OK, calm down, it's not THAT exciting, (say, on a splurge for new couch cushions or whatever). It's like an "I want to celebrate" feeling and it takes a good few hours to calm the heck down. It's like a weird impulse, or rashness feeling that I know is impairing my judgement. So I have to swallow my humble pie, and when these situations or feelings arise, I need to head home and just pace outside or something to get this swing of elation down to size. It's like I have to tell myself to "Calm the F down!!". I thought I was the only one who had these weird triggers, but apparently it's not as uncommon as I thought.