For The First Two Weeks [ STEP 1 ]
The first few weeks off cigarettes can be tough, but
things do improve. Though symptoms may be strong
at first, they
will go away. Tell yourself you are recovering from smoking,
not in withdrawal. The symptoms are your body's way of
telling you it is on the mend!
busy: When you distract yourself by doing something
else, the urge to smoke may go away.
- Use positive
self-talk to help you through the tough times. Statements
like, "I will not smoke no matter what," or "My
body is telling me it is getting better," can
help you master times of strong cravings.
a Butt Jar. Get a clear container with a screw-on
lid and dump all your ashtray contents
into it. Fill the container with water
about halfway, put the lid on tight and shake
Not pretty! Leave the jar someplace
where you can see it easily as a reminder you are not
putting that stuff
into your body anymore.
- Don't forget the Five D's:
• Drink water
• Do something else
• Deep breathe
• Discuss your feelings
- Most importantly, don’t worry about what
it will be like without a smoke a month from now. Try to stay
in the moment and focus on not smoking just for today. When
you get up tomorrow, commit to not smoking for that
day. The days will add up fast!
Just follow these STEPS &
do it !