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Nicotine is Highly Addictive

Smoking really is a terrible habit.

Smoking cessation is a process, not an event.

I have been drinking a lot of water, sucking on lollipops and doing the deep breathing exercises.  They all have helped.

This quitting business is exhausting and takes a lot of strength ,so it’s no wonder we all feel tired to some degree…..but it is worth it

Remember, release from nicotine addiction comes gradually, as you erase old associations and habits one by one, replacing them with new,
healthier choices.

Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously
You will have bad days. Expect and accept that. Such is smoking cessation, and such is life. On those off days, resolve to put yourself on ignore. Sometimes the best thing we can do is to get out of our own way. Our minds can make small issues huge, and make a drama out of every little thing when our moods are out of whack.

The truth of the matter is…
…smokers like the feeling they get when the nicotine level in their bloodstream is replenished(fir se bharna). From the time a cigarette is stubbed out until the next one is lit, smokers are in a state of physical withdrawal from nicotine. The more time between cigarettes, the more severe the withdrawal, resulting in edginess, inability to concentrate, and even feelings of depression. It’s a vicious, neverending cycle.

Junkie (nashebaaz, latayi) thinking

Your mind can feel like it’s turning itself inside out trying to convince you to have just one cigarette.
Don’t let it throw you;this is a normal part of recovery from nicotine addiction.
Make a vow to put your thoughts on ignore when you’re struggling, and keep your focus on the day you have in front of you only.
Don’t worry about tomorrow; don’t fret about never smoking again. Just think about getting through TODAY smoke free.

Junkie thinking can sometimes spring up out of nowhere when you least expect it, and suddenly your mind is trying to rationalize why smoking would be an alright thing to do. That is addiction and habit talking to you, and the voices can get pretty urgent at times, demanding your attention.

Protect and nurture the freedom you’re gaining from this deadly habit.

Alternate Spellings: junky thinking
Examples:

I can smoke just one cigarette.
Why do others get to smoke and I can’t?
I’m so stressed–if I smoke, it will help calm me down.
I can quit again tomorrow.

houghts of smoking can creep in and throw you off balance if you’re not prepared for them.

‘A good way to think of thoughts of smoking is that “El Nico” is dying. Smoking urges are him struggling to get you to feed him. The longer he goes without being fed, the dimmer his voice will get. He will eventually starve to death. As he gets weaker, the strength he is losing is being transferred to you. You are gaining strength each time you are successful at not smoking. If you were to light up, El Nico would smile his evil smile and say, “I tricked her into feeding me, so now I’m gonna be in charge again!” Don’t let this happen.’

“An educated quit is a successful quit.”

When we quit, we quickly start to feel the stress of emotional loss, which is triggered by the many associations we’ve built up around smoking over the years.  We smoked when we were happy, angry, sad, bored, lonely… you name it.

Quitting tobacco is a process. It doesn’t happen overnight, but compared to the amount of time most of us spent smoking, recovery from nicotine addiction is relatively short.

Years of smoking taught us to react to literally everything by lighting a cigarette. When we were happy, we’d celebrate by lighting up. When we got angry, smoking would calm us down, or so we thought. Tired? Smoke a cigarette to stay awake. Hungry? Feed yourself a smoke. This list goes on and on.

Practice Makes Perfect
Recovery from nicotine addiction is a process of gradual release over time.

Successful recovery includes learning how to hear the message behind the urge to smoke and respond with more appropriate choices, such as a nap or a meal, for instance.

Have patience with yourself. This skill takes some time to hone, but you’ll get better at it.

Eventually, cigarettes will fade as a fix for physical and emotional needs, and you’ll make choices that actually address the signal your body is sending without thinking twice about it.

H.A.L.T. (Hungry,Angry,Lonely,Tired) is a powerful checklist to help you decode the urges to smoke that you experience.    Nine times out of ten, a craving can be traced to one of these four things:

Have a snack or a meal. If you are hungry, food is the answer, not a cigarette.

Anger is a big trigger for most of us. Find healthy outlets for your feelings of frustration. If at all possible, deal with the situation that is bothering you head on and be done with it.

Talk to friends and family about your feelings or write in your journal. The important thing is not to let anger simmer (\krodh utsukata Adi se bhara rahana\\) and get the upper hand(\majabut sthiti\\ ). Reaching for a cigarette can seem like a quick fix, but it is a false fix.

We may not always be able to choose the events that happen around us, but we do have control over how we let external situations affect us emotionally.

Come up with a few ideas of things you can do to help you shift negative energy that bubbles up before it has the chance to do any damage. That way, when a situation arises, you’re prepared. It will help you maintain control and get through it without smoking.

Remind yourself that no one has the power to affect your emotions without your approval. You control your inner environment, for better or worse. Take responsibility for how you feel and it will empower you to control difficult emotions smoke-free.

look for anger management …

Early on in cessation, distraction is a useful tool that can help you manage feelings of boredom. Get out for a walk, watch a movie, or work on a hobby. Come up with a list of things you enjoy doing and do some of them. Make them fun and they will help you over the hump of this type of smoking trigger.

For most ex-smokers, loneliness is more accurately described as boredom. Smoking was such a constant companion it was an activity in and of itself.

Early on in cessation, distraction is a useful tool that can help you manage feelings of boredom. Get out for a walk, watch a movie, or work on a hobby. Come up with a list of things you enjoy doing and do some of them. Make them fun and they will help you over the hump of this type of smoking trigger.

Depression also falls under this category. People quitting tobacco are especially susceptible to the blues, at least early on. Leaving cigarettes behind can feel like the loss of a friend, albeit a destructive, life-stealing friend. After years of smoking, most of us feel the loss of smoking in this way to some extent.

It’s ok to mourn the death of your smoking habit, but don’t glorify it as something it was not. It was out to KILL you, remember that!

Fatigue can be a big trigger for the newly quit. Instead of lighting up when you’re tired, give yourself permission to slow down and relax a little, take a nap, or go to bed early if you need to. Sounds so simple, yet people often push themselves too far with all of the demands of life these days.

Be aware and take care. Don’t let yourself get run down. A tired you is going to be more susceptible to junkie thinking and the threat of relapse.

Protect your quit by protecting your health, both physically and mentally.

It may feel like you’ll never be free of cigarettes and thoughts of smoking will always plague you, but have some faith in yourself and the process, and please be patient. We taught ourselves to smoke, and we can teach ourselves to live comfortably without smokes too.

Soon enough, you’ll get to a place where smoking cessation is no longer a daily effort. You may even wonder why you didn’t quit sooner, because life without cigarettes has become natural and easy.
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We spent years learning to cope with everything from hunger to anger by lighting up, and when we quit, it can feel like triggers to smoke are hitting us nonstop.

If you’re hungry, have a snack or a meal. If the trigger is caused by fatigue, take a nap or go to bed. Angry? Deal with the issue rather than lighting up.

http://quitsmoking.about.com/od/cravingsandurges/a/Four-Steps-To-Defeat-The-Urge-To-Smoke.htm

the strong desire to become free of this addiction, a firm commitment to do whatever it takes to reach that freedom, and the kind of support you’ll find here at About.com’s Smoking Cessation forum.

It never works that way. People who return to smoking often spend years trying to quit again.

If you want to change your life, change your mind.
As smokers, we often think of lighting up as an enjoyable pastime. Cigarettes offer comfort, entertainment and companionship — or so we think. At the same time, we relate smoking cessation to feelings of pain, misery and sacrifice, and for most of us, these opposing feelings exist and are reinforced on a subconscious level. They’re below the surface of our thoughts, and the result is that we adopt unhealthy and inaccurate beliefs as facts of life when in reality they are only our distorted perceptions of the truth.

A first step in successfully developing the will it takes to quit smoking involves learning how to pay attention to what we tell ourselves and correct false statements as soon as they occur. It takes practice and patience, but if you keep at it, listening in consciously on the thoughts that go through your mind on a daily basis will become second nature, as will correcting those that don’t serve you.

Just as we condition our bodies to build strength and endurance, conditioning our minds is an exercise in building new associations that will help us put smoking permanently in the past.

“My friends wish they could quit smoking like I have. I remember how desperately I wanted to quit every time I lit up. It was a vicious cycle that I’m free of now.”

“Going to the party smoke-free will be a challenge, and I may feel uncomfortable, but it will provide me with the practice I need to learn how to live my life without leaning on cigarettes. After all, practice makes perfect. I know these discomforts are a temporary stage of healing from nicotine addiction.”

“I know that nicotine withdrawal is a temporary phase of the recovery process. The discomforts won’t last forever. I’m growing stronger with every smoke-free day.”

You get the idea. Replace thoughts that don’t help you with ones that do. Train yourself to change the way you think and feel about smoking. If you persist and work with yourself enough, consciously trained thoughts will ultimately lead you to a new set of beliefs, and from there, you can make changes that will stick — permanently.

Because nicotine is an insidious addiction. It weaves its way into the fabric of our lives, attaching itself to every activity and every emotion we have, until we think that, without our cigarettes, we won’t be able to function properly or enjoy life.

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About rahul23134654

Hi, I am Rahul Meha , B.E. in (I.T.)
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