Well, my quit date has come. It is so hard to get through the day. I have losenges and mindfulness is sorta helping. Trying not to think about cigarettes. Any other ideas to help?
Stay busy! 101 Things to Do Instead of Smoke When you start to think about smoking,change your mind's direction. Think of something else. Don't dwell on it. Keep a cold bottle of water handy from which to sip. Take a walk, call a friend, play a computer game, take slow deep breaths, going slower and deeper with each. These early days require real effort on your part, but it will get easier and easier to do. Change up your routines so the associations are reduced.
Tell yourself "NOPE" when you start to think of smoking (Not One Puff Ever).
Get through today as best you can - and celebrate Day WON tonight!
Lots of deep breathing. AliBow Glad you have made this decision to quit, you will be too!
You have some good information above me...Did you plan this day with the site My Quit Plan . Do anything, but smoke...drink water, take a shower, do jumping jacks...etc., ~ keep here and help others...~ sending good vibes your way ~ Colleen
A few ideas come to mind, (none are original)
walk, get exercise
breath-- breath deep, hold, exhale
drink plenty of water
blog at EX--talk a bit more about why you decided to quit or anything else you'd like to talk about
read Ex blogs, participate (all are welcome to participate here)
accept that as you stay smober, the craves will get weaker and weaker
congratulate yourself on two days won--something to be proud of!!!
watch your favorite shows or movies
There is so much you can do to stay smober just for today--that is the only day you need to be working on (forget about worrying how you can stay away from the smokes forever...it's just one day at a time)
Check out these two blogs:
One of the greatest tools you can use by Jackie
Dopamine - the Double Edged Blade by Thomas
Keep the smober hours coming, yes you can.
Stay close and don't smoke...if you feel a particularly strong crave...get on here and post a blog with HELP in the subject line...sometimes just writing out what you are experiencing will defuse the crave.
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