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Cravings and a big ole lovely breath in

Posted in Hints and tips 13 Sep 2020

When I have a craving - I take a really big beautiful breath of air in. Before I quit, I couldn't take a big breath of air in because my lungs hurt a bit and I'd cough; the whole breathing experience was a bit laced with anxiety to be honest. (I knew that if I continued smoking my COPD would get worse and I'd have to drag around an oxygen tank when I was old) So in a sense, taking a big breath in without anxiety is a treat for me. So when I have a craving, I take a big fresh lovely breath of air in as a reward. As an ex-smoker I can actually breathe now - that's such a reward and it really helps associate rejecting cravings with freedom.  

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  • Happiness September 13, 2020 | 22:06
    I am glad you are breathing easier and feeling so much better breathing the fresh air in . It is too bad we fear quitting smoking until we are forced to do so. Choosing a long and healthy life seems a no brainer, still we lacked the confidence in ourselves to do so. Anyone can quit smoking. We are proof.
  • jessfreeof, Northern NSW September 13, 2020 | 20:13
    Hi bells I too am another one who likes to keep taking in deep breaths. I just love showing myself the improvement in my lungs when I take deep breaths and noticing how my breath smells better it also helps my anxiety. May our breaths keep on getting deeper and fresher 😊

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