A Big Well Done To All Ex Smokers
Written by Rupert Kircz| Wednesday, 11 January 2012| There is 1 comment
Still smoke free in the New Year? Give yourself a big pat on the back! You should have already noticed some positive differences in the way you feel. You are probably coughing a great deal which is also a good thing because you are ridding your lungs of all that tar and rubbish that you have been inhaling over the years.
If the smoking cravings are still getting to you try and get some regular exercise even three times or just twice a week because research has shown that exercise does reduce cravings as well as provide lots of other health benefits. Remember that if you can stop smoking for two weeks you can stop smoking for the rest of your life. There is absolutely no reason why you need to ever light up a cigarette again.
Try not to talk about smoking too much. A lot of struggling ex smokers spend a lot of time trying to rationalize why they donít smoke anymore and often bore their audience with details about how they are feeling. The best way to deal with the psychological impact of not smoking cigarettes is to try and forget about them and not make them part of your life. Just try and imagine that cigarettes do not even exist rather than try to come up with a million reasons why you donít want one.
Watch out for mood swings! You might feel irritable at times and this is perfectly normal but donít let your irritation boil over into a reason for you to light up a cigarette. People who quit smoking and then start again often say that they fell off the bandwagon when they were feeling depressed, angry or suffering from some other negative emotions.
Just remember that your life will always be much better without cigarettes and that it will definitely be much much worse if you continue to smoke!