linda, quit coach
28 Nov 2017
31 Aug 2019
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Welcome and congratulations for taking this important decision to quit smoking again. You are doing something remarkable...something that will bring positive changes in your life and enhance your health and well-being – Way to go! We are so happy for you!
With your hard work, commitment and determination, we believe that you can succeed. You have quit back in March, so it shows that you have the skills, the strength and what it takes to do this again! Keep moving in this way, you are doing fantastic!
As we know, quitting smoking is a process and it can take time. The first few days of quitting can be difficult and the cravings can be tough. Hang in there! They don’t last as long as people think they do. When you think about smoking or want a cigarette, do everything you can to get out of that situation. Do something else or go somewhere else just to keep your mind distracted from the thoughts of smoking.
Many people find helpful to use the 4 D’s: distract, delay, deep breathing and drink water. Others will use nicotine replacement products to reduce their cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Also, avoiding temptations or triggers, changing your routine and habits, keeping your hands and mind busy and reaching for your support system, all these strategies will be helpful. Being flexible, creative and gentle in your approach will also help you.
Tuckerpen, you know yourself best, you know what works for you and you can rely on your experience, your strengths and reasons for quitting. You can do it!
We are thrilled for you and thank you for sharing your journey with us!
Wishing you continued success!