jenna c, quit coach
29 Nov 2018
09 Jul 2019
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Good evening everyone!
For sure the first 3 days are the hardest when quitting and can last for two weeks typically.
It's true me_n_freedom at times one may feel like the angel/devil is sitting there back and forth convincing to not smoke or smoke. We recommend trying to use more positive self-talk to help prevent relapses, for example:
"I can do this and will be free"
"You're a non-smoker!"
"Review your reasons for quitting"
"I can't just have one or I will go back"
Along with self-talk using the 4 d's can help with cravings or urges-
Delay- they will go away in a few minutes
Distract- find something to do; walking, reading, tv, puzzles, fidget toys, listening to music, etc
Deep Breathing- breath in slowly and deeply and breath out
Drink water-drink it slowly and keep in mouth awhile.
Remember it's easy to come up with reasons why we think we may need to smoke but the benefits of quitting will always out weigh them. Never give up quitting and realize it will get easier.