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I thought I would post about the benefits of quitting smoking for me as it may help other people.
I used to post about my cravings but they have almost died away now and I still get an occasional one or an urge to smoke again but then I think of all the effort I have put in to remaining a non smoker.
Anyway physical exercise is a great way to de stress and it also gets rid of toxins in the body...
I am disappointed in the lack of response that I have seen in my absence and request that you not only notify those outside of Australia that they can return, but also the members who have had nothing to new read and get support. Together we can make iCanQuit a place to travel this journey together.
These are some of the things I do and think about in order to beat my cravings:
1. Take several deep breaths exhaling out my mouth.
2. A 10-15 minute silent meditation just focusing on cool air into my brain and warm air flowing out of my nostrils. Then change the warm air to cool for 10 mins then at the end back to warm.
3. Listening to some music that suits my mood.
4. Pulling out weeds i...
I am wondering if anyone could suggest a good quality guided visualisation i could access, whether found on an app, or on youtube? I am a bit fussy when it comes to these, but any suggestons from people who are actually using them and on the same journey as me to not smoking, would be helpful!
It gets easier - you stop thinking about it
And start eating
I am having a tough day which I'm not dealing with very well. We (my brother, sister and I) think that our mother is dying. She fell and broke her hip and we knew the prognosis was not good. She is 93, has had a full life, and I will miss her dearly. In the meantime, I am tasked with writing her obituary and it hasn't been that long since I gave up cigarettes. It's been complicated with ci...
Today is 6 weeks since I started my umpteenth and final quit! I do get cravings still but just play it forward to that couple of minutes of a nicotine high resulting in me being a full-time nicotine addict again and it truly is not worth it. Smelling the stale smoke on others also helps my resolve. I really didn't realize how awful I smelled all of the time. Glad to not have to go out in the cold...
The cravings for me yesterday were terrible. So I would get up from my desk and walk to my bedroom. It's ten steps either way, so as I walked I took deep breaths of clean air and told myself I am profiting from inhaling all that clean air into my lungs and my mouth will continue to stay clean and free of tobacco. I did that probably twenty times yesterday, but I SURVIVED and today I am so prou...
Hi all. My story is that I have mouth cancer and need to stop smoking. I would think this would be a good motivation. My motivator does not seem to be very powerful. I have cut down but find it hard to get going in the morning and give in to the puff. I like my coffee and smoke rest time during the day also. I wonder when I start my treatment if I will hate smokes. Mean while every smoke I urg...
I am wondering where everyone has gone, there doesn't seem to be many people sharing or giving advise anymore[ except for Happiness]
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