02 Apr 2018
22 Jan 2019
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Wow - 21 days - you should be so proud of yourself. You've knocked down some of the hardest days already.
And I totally sympathize with what you're going through. Unfortunately many of your experiences are all too common with quitting smoking. I've read it somewhere about a rule of 3's - the 3rd day, the 3rd week, and the 3rd month are the most difficult. For differing reasons, this was quite true in my case as well. By the third week, yes the nicotine was gone, but I was struggling trying to figure out what else to do other than smoke. I caught myself wandering aimlessly quite a few times. One day, about the end of week four, I wandered into a gym and got my first ever membership. I quickly found a new passion, and a new direction, to a healthier me. The gym worked for me, but it might not be for you. But I do suggest you actively seek a new hobby, routine, etc. to re-define yourself as a non-smoker. It's weird how spending energy creates new energy.
And as for the Rule of 3's - I logged on last weekend and noticed that I had been quit 333 days. I smiled to myself and pondered that these are the best 3's ever. Colla27, stick with it and I'm sure you'll agree as well.