merline, quit coach
12 Sep 2018
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04 Oct 2018
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Congratulations on your quit!
I am so glad to hear that you have found different
ways to cope with your cravings.
Please keep in mind that mood
changes are common after quitting smoking. You might be irritable, restless, or
feel down or blue. If you have these feelings after quitting smoking, there are
things you can do to help lift your mood.
kind of exercise can help—taking a walk, going to the gym. This can be hard to do when you are feeling down, but making the effort
can pay off.
Structure your day.
a plan to stay busy. Try to get out of the house whenever you can.
Do things with other people.
people who are feeling down are cut off from others. Having regular contact
with other people can help your mood. Try to connect with people regularly,
whether it’s in person, over the phone, or via text message.
Build rewards into your life.
many people who are sad, rewards and fun activities are missing from their
lives. Finding ways to reward yourself can help lift your mood. Even small
things, like reading a magazine or listening to music, can add up and help you
Do what used to be fun.
of the common signs of depression is no longer wanted to do activities that
used to be fun. It may be hard, but you might try doing fun activities again to
help improve your mood. Try making a list of activities or events that you
enjoy and plan to do one a day.
don’t have to deal with negative moods alone. Your friends, family, and others
who are important to you can support you. Let them know what they can do to
help, if you have any questions or concerns about
quitting, you can call Smokers’ Helpline at 1-877-513-5333 (toll-free) and
visit smokershelpline.ca and the Community of quitters.
One day at a time!
Last modified on 04 Oct 2018 20:55 by merline, quit coach