I’ve been doing well at going without smoking throughout work… But 7 hours after going nicotine free My mind starts falling apart. I think it takes 6 hours to fully absorb nicotine.
Half the time I wind up super stressed. The other half of the time I’m just dead tired. I’ve been sleeping a lot recently.
Mt plan today is to exercise as soon as that brain fog sets in to process the cortisol that leads to stress. It should also produce a dopamine repease which would further curb the need to smoke.
Was wondering if anyone else has ran into this and if they had any viable tactics I could try at pushing the nicotine free state further until my brain starts functioning normally without it.
I’ve already reduced my nicotine consumption by 95% and it seems really easy so far. Even if at that 7 hours interval I smoke to my content and then walk away.
It’s like I’m some kind of whale in a sea of total sobriety that has to go up for some sweet nicotine filled air every so often.
I’m dead set on quiting again here in the next few days, but I gotta ween myself off. 2 days into work and I don’t want the change from unemployed indulgent to employed sober person to be too drastic.