You might be thinking, what do I do if I smoke? Here are some tips I have found, in case you smoke. and what worked for me when I smoked New Years Day after being quit since November 19, 2007. Now I have 13 smoke free days instead of 50 something days. The number one tip I have for you is even if you blow your quit by smoking, (I smoked 7) whether its 1 or 100 do not give up on yourself, just start over. That’s what I did see Smoking Again, Kind of…,
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The first thing you should do is to tell yourself that you can stop, after all haven’t you been proving that all along? The worst thing you can do is think that you have screwed up completely and everything is lost. That can lead to having a full blown relapse and to keep on smoking.
- Get rid of any cigarettes
- Think of it as just a slip.
- Do not feel bad and give up.
- Use behavioral and mental coping skills. (Leave the situation, call a friend, list your reasons for quitting.)
- Commit to quitting again right away.
- Learn from your slip. Be better prepared next time.
- Give your self some positive credit for catching it and stopping early.
- It’s a choice – Living life on life’s terms.
- Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional
- Happiness is an inside job
- You have no control over other people, places or things.
- Your brain is not your friend-don’t go there alone
- You have enough-You do enough-You are enough!
- Learn to set boundaries – If you don’t put yourself and your health first who will?
- Tears- They are important to cleanse your body and to share your true self with others.
- Find support, Blog, Journal, Write Daily Goals, Learn to Laugh, Learn to connect with your feelings, Connect with others who understand.
- Practice makes permanence There is no such thing as true perfection because we ALL make mistakes. That is what makes us human.
- Listen ,Love and Learn about this powerful addiction to Nicotine.
- Recovery from nicotine is Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual.
- Trust the Process