How To Deal With The Stress Of Quitting Nicotine
Most smokers know that nicotine withdrawal can be a real drag. It's a fact that nicotine is very addictive, so it makes sense why those who quit can have to deal with withdrawal symptoms. Luckily, there are some ways you can help ease the process.
If you're looking to quit smoking for good, then this blog post will help guide you through the process with some helpful tips!
We'll talk about how to prepare yourself mentally and physically for quitting, what to expect when you first stop smoking, and we'll give you some helpful advice on dealing with cravings and withdrawal symptoms plus a good replacement that will make quitting much less of a pain.
PHYSICALLY & MENTALLY PREPARING YOURSELF
Physical preparation for quitting smoking should start at least two weeks before your actual stop date. This will give you plenty of time to get rid of all your cigarettes and smoking paraphernalia. Throw away lighters, ashtrays, and anything else that will remind you of smoking. Stock up on healthy snacks and drinks to help keep yourself busy and distracted when nicotine cravings hit.
Mentally preparing yourself for quitting is just as important as physically preparing yourself. You need to make sure you're ready to quit nicotine for good. Make a list of the reasons why you want to quit and read it daily. Remind yourself of your goals and how quitting smoking will help you reach them.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU FIRST STOP SMOKING
When the day finally comes to quit, make sure to do it in a way that's best suited for you. Some people prefer to cold turkey it and just go for it, while others like to slowly taper off nicotine levels by smoking fewer cigarettes each day. Find what works best for you and stick with it.
The first few days after quitting smoking are usually the hardest. You may experience nicotine withdrawal symptoms such as headache, nausea, irritability, and anxiety. These symptoms can be quite overwhelming, but they will eventually go away.
To help ease the transition, try to keep yourself busy and distracted. Drink plenty of water and eat healthy foods. Get some exercise to help reduce nicotine cravings and get your mind off of smoking.
There are several things you can do instead of smoking when a craving hits:
- Replace cigarettes with gum or hard candy or a BREEZ, which will keep your mouth occupied and provide a little oral fixation relief.
- Drink plenty of water or juice to help flush nicotine from your system and keep yourself hydrated.
- Take a walk outside for some fresh air and exercise.
- Call a friend or family member to talk about anything other than smoking.
- Suck on ice chips or eat popsicles to soothe a sore throat caused by cigarettes.
The best ways to help ease nicotine withdrawal symptoms are: avoiding triggers that may cause you to crave nicotine, being around people who will support your decision and encourage you, exercising regularly or doing a hobby that releases endorphins (try knitting!), taking BREEZ aromatherapy to help calm cravings, and drinking lots of water to stay hydrated.
MAKE QUITTING EASY WITH BREEZ
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Try our nicotine-free aromatherapy products today and see how much you'll love life without nicotine!