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Smoke Cessation Tips – Help for those Tough Initial Days – Part II

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Here are some proven handy approaches to cease smoking.

Filling up your ‘Daily Planner Diary’

In the initial couple of weeks following smoke cessation, ensuring that one’s days are replete with things one wants or needs to get done. For instance, making plans on eating meals along with kin or pals. The key motive is to evade any kind of temptation to smoke. Moreover, it is imperative that activities that one enjoys doing are to be included on a daily basis. Being busy would help in drawing your attention away from the urgency of smoking.

Placing something healthy as a substitute in the Mouth

Part of one’s urgency to engage in smoking is the need to have something in the mouth, so, as a healthy swap start popping in chewing gums, hard candies or healthful snacks in the mouth when the yearning to smoke arises. It is best to stock up on such healthy alternatives for such times. Those worried about piling on the pounds could opt for sugar-less substitutes.

Securing a ‘helping hand’

A trusted buddy’s help could be sought during tough times with the ideal selection being a chum who is additionally an ex-smoker and has successfully trounced over the habit. However, any person who wishes for your well-being and is keen that you forego the habit could also be of assistance during trying times.

Restricting Caffeine consumption

Caffeine is a great kick-start at dawn and for improving alertness when one is weary. However it could additionally make several individuals edgy, nervy and stressed. Such effects could be intensified when one is trying to break free from nicotine-addiction. In case caffeine is having an unfavourable effect on you then attempt curbing it to check whether it aids in lowering anxiety.

Being on your guard for dire moods

Off-putting, unconstructive emotions like feeling depressed, angry, frustrated are other prevalent reasons for individuals rebounding to smoking. Downbeat moods could happen to any one of us and the odds of one experiencing more than one’s reasonable share of off-putting moods is high in the initial couple of weeks following smoke cessation. In such scenarios, finding ways of distracting oneself with the best approaches involving a get-together with buddies or do something that one truly enjoys.

Steer Clear from Trouble-mongers

Though buddies and kin must be adopting a supportive stance, it always is not the case. Several individuals feeling threatened by one resolution to cease smoking might also attempt undermining one’s best endeavours. In case this is sensed then such people must be avoided. If that is not possible then sitting down with them and try explaining to them the reasons for ceasing smoking and requesting their help and support.

Patience is the Key

No sooner have the initial couple of weeks gone by then one is well on the path to a nicotine-free existence. However, there are times when one could waver and one must be prepared for that too. One must bear in mind that lapsing once is in no way an indication of one having collapsed. The key is analyzing what went off beam and employing brainstorming approaches for preventing any relapse of that in the future.

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