Have you ever gotten yourself in a situation where you have quit smoking for perhaps 1, 2 or 3 weeks, sometimes even months or years only to find yourself crawling back to square one as it if it was a snake and ladder board game?
You find yourself picking up the cigarette and lighting it away again? I have to admit. I did. That is because I was lacking of something, of which I had to learn the hard way. And maybe this is perhaps why I am sharing my experience with you so you could avoid this mistake in the future.
I’m sure you would know that most of time, smokers use the excuse of “releasing stress” to smoke. For some reason, this “release stress” has become a reality which in fact is not. The only reason you feel relaxed is due to the soothing of the nicotine addiction. The fact is… you do not need cigarettes in your life!
The problem: Many have associated that cigarettes can actually release stress that it became the truth.
So after awhile, when a person who is going through the process of quitting smoking suddenly is incapable of handling stress, guess what he turns to? Cigarettes!
The solution for this is, not only must you quit smoking, you must also:
Find The Alternatives For Relaxation And To Release Stress!
When you have established this simple concept, you are more capable of handling stress from other methods rather than turning back to the dark side of the road.
Among the ways of alternatives for relaxation and releasing stress are:
Somehow people get turn off this word alone. By nature, did you know that our human body needs exercise regularly at least twice a week? But somehow in this modernize world, exercise is deemed uncommon. My personal favorite is swimming. It really relaxes me to the full potential and enables me to get a good night sleep without disturbance.
Meditation techniques such as Tai Chi and Yoga has been proven for hundreds of years to have positive effect and to boost one’s energy
Take A Hot Bath
Pamper yourself by taking a hot bath with light music at the background at dim lights.
A good way to “escape from reality” for a moment and to entertain yourself.
Listen To Comedies
Have you not known by now that laughter is the best medicine?
Massage And Spa
Splendid way of relaxing and releasing decades of stress accumulated.
I’m sure you get the picture by now. Whatever it is, make sure you have an alternative to relax and release stress instead of finding “the” excuse of turning back to cigarettes. It may sound simple, but very effective. Try it and you’ll be surprised how all those can help you on the journey to be smoke-free forever.
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