Thursday, January 10, 2013

Fighting Your Nicotine Addiction One Hour at a Time

If you want to really know how to quit cigarettes
effectively, the first step in doing this is conditioning your
mind.

The brain is very powerful and with a changed
mind-setting, you will think that smoking cessation is not
a mountain that is too tall to climb. You will have a more
positive attitude and this will help you through the
withdrawal symptoms.

For many people, they have found alternatives for a
cigarette. One of the most popular products to use is the
nicotine gum. You can just chew the gum whenever you
feel like grabbing a cigarette stick. Your nicotine
addiction will be lessened with these gums.

A good technique to try is to smoke just one cigarette each hour for
the first week of your journey to smoking cessation. On the second
week, try to smoke one cigarette every two hours.

If you feel you are ready to lessen the amount of cigarettes that you
are smoking on the third week, you can smoke one cigarette every 3
hours. Just keep on trying to lessen the number of cigarettes you are
smoking for the next weeks until you will eventually become a smoke
free person.

Sometimes smokers can be impatient people. We cannot
wait to see results. This is not actually your fault. The
nicotine in your body conditioned your brain to get
immediate relief.

It is best for you to exercise more to
replace the sense of well being given by the nicotine with
the endorphins given by each exercise session.

Not only will you feel better, your perspiration will also remove the
toxins that have been stored in your body because of your smoking
habit.

You should be prepared emotionally and mentally for the
withdrawal symptoms. The most common withdrawal
symptoms are the desire to eat more, feeling more
anxious, depression, irritability, headaches, difficulty in
breathing, dry throat, and difficulty in sleeping.

A good way to counteract all these withdrawal symptoms is to have
meditation techniques such as good breathing
exercises. You can also enroll in yoga and pilates
classes because these exercises will help you calm
down.

Another great thing to do is to eat more feel good
foods such as whole wheat foods, oats, more fruits and
leafy greens. You should avoid from drinking caffeinated
drinks too because this will increase your anxiety.
Instead of drinking coffee or soda, grab a fresh fruit juice
or milk.

It will not be easy because you had nicotine
addiction for some time, but the withdrawal symptoms
will only last for a few weeks. Just be brave enough not
to succumb to your desire to grab a cigarette stick. Do
this for a better health.

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