Last week I after I felt my first Smoke Less meeting with the lovely Mr D, the plan was to write a diary, the kind of diary where no stone or should I say fag is left unturned.
Now after my meeting yesterday it seems fair to say that I was not greatly surprised about my smoking triggers and when they seem to creep up on me. My largest triggers are when I am on the phone I migrate to the back door and can if I am consumed in a conversation I can loose track of how many I have smoked. It also seems I tend to smoke more too when I am tired too … who knew?!
So armed with new found constructive information it was time for me to decided how I wanted to progress ……..
Since my cold turkey attempt back in September which was an epic failure, I have decided that in essence I will try again cold turkey but with a back up plan of using inhalator’s if things progress so badly that I am reaching for the Mayfairs again!
I am positive, although it would be fair to say that I am a little terrified about this next stage as I am not great at coping with failure … maybe this will work in my favour?
Mr D has armed me with some coping strategies, a list of possible side effects, what I can do to combat any really unpleasant effects and I have my telephone appointment already booked in for early next week (its half term, 2 kids at home may not make this easy) I am also very lucky that I can call and make an appoint to go into my Boots store at any time should things not go to plan! …phew!
Although I am feeling anxious I am feeling very relieved that I have decided to go down the Smoke Less Advisor route, I feel that taking things at my own pace and being supported to do it that way is always going better for me!
So here to filling the bin with fags, lighters and my old glass jar from the back door!
Wish me luck! …
Disclaimer: In producing this post I did receive some complementary pampering items to treat myself with while on this journey, however all opinions were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse.