encourage the acquisition of other ones. And it’s possible you’ll start smoking again. However, you shouldn’t delude yourself into believing that this is the end goal.
Exercise may take your mind off cigarettes long enough to help you overcome your nicotine addiction. A quick burst of physical activity, such as racing up and down the stairs, might help you forget your cigarette urge. Indulge in some outdoor exercise.
Squats, deep knee bends, pushups, jogging in place, and stair climbing are all great exercises that can be done at home or at the workplace. Do something more spiritual, creative, or contemplative, like praying, stitching, working wood, or keeping a diary if you don’t enjoy working out. Or, if you need something to take your mind off things, you may clean or organize your files.
Try Relaxation Techniques
Maybe you smoked as a means to relieve pressure on your nerves. Tobacco withdrawal is unpleasant, but so is resisting the urge to smoke. Try deep breathing, muscular relaxation, yoga, visualizing, massaging, or listening to peaceful music to help alleviate some of the pressure you’re under.
Call For Reinforcements
If you’re having trouble fighting off tobacco cravings on your own, it might help to talk to a loved one, friend, or support group member. Talk things out over the phone, take a stroll, have some fun, or get together to provide each other moral support. Counseling is another option.
Go Online For Support
Take advice from those who have already conquered their cigarette addiction. Participate in an electronic cessation program. Or, you might check out a blog written by someone who has successfully kicked the habit and provide words of encouragement to others who are also trying to kick the habit.
Remind Yourself Of The Benefits
Explain to yourself or out loud why you want to quit smoking. Some of these possible causes are:
- In a positive mindset
- Progressing toward better health
- Protecting your loved ones from passive smoking
- For the sake of financial stability
Remember that doing anything is better than doing nothing in the fight against cigarette usage. You get closer to quitting tobacco when you successfully curb a cigarette need.