Sunday, November 29, 2020

Quit Day

-

Today will be your first day without cigarettes. It’s a major event in your life, one worthy of celebration — though you may not feel much like celebrating when the nicotine withdrawal kicks in.

If you are using any nicotine replacement products to help decrease withdrawal symptoms, be sure that you know how to properly use them on quit day. You may benefit most from your nicotine replacement first thing in the morning, after you wake up or eat breakfast. This will get you off to a more comfortable start and will help keep you in the right frame of mind for the rest of your day.

If you are quitting cold turkey (without nicotine replacement), today will probably be tough. Headaches and muscle pains are typical, and you will likely experience fatigue and have difficulty concentrating. Those around you will be subject to your irritability and moodiness. Don’t let the first day get you down. As unpleasant as these symptoms are, they mean you’re recovering from your addiction.

It will probably take about two weeks for these symptoms to pass and for you to begin to feel more like yourself. Line up your support team and let them know in advance that you will not be great company for a while. Your support team will help you through this.

Break the Routine

To get through quit day, avoid some parts of your previous routine.

  • Sit in a different place when you eat breakfast, or eat something other than your usual meal.
  • Drive a different route to work.
  • Take in a movie or show you’ve been wanting to see.
  • Go out for a fancy dinner with friends. (To a nonsmoking restaurant, of course!)
  • Buy flowers and enjoy their aroma.

Plan some enjoyable activities to take your mind off the fact that you have said goodbye to cigarettes. Stay as busy as possible. This will make the hours pass faster. Pack every minute with activity. Today, downtime is your enemy.

As a symbolic gesture, throw away any leftover cigarettes you have sitting around. This will not only make you feel as if you’ve triumphed over your addiction, it will make it more difficult for you to give in to a nicotine craving.

Previous articleHow to Quit Smoking
Next articleFluoride in YOUR Water?
Jonathan
Medically trained in the UK. Writes on the subjects of injuries, healthcare and medicine. Contact me jonathan@cleanseplan.com

Workout Consistency: How to Stick to Working Out Everyday

1
Today we're going to talk about following a consistent workout plan and how that can benefit your exercise and fitness regimen.

Natural Anti-Aging Plan: How to “Slow Down” Aging Process

0
Anti aging is not just for older people who want to stay young anymore. It's for everyone! The truth...

Ka-Huna Massage

0
Ka-Huna massage therapy is a holistic therapy system from Hawaii. The system is passed from one generation to another and is...

Stress Relieving Herbs & Remedies

0
Chronic and acute stress can at times get so taxing that you may feel the need to resort to conventional medications...

Dehydration Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

0
The human body is mostly water. In fact 75% of our body weight is water. Dehydration occurs when we lose more water...

What’s The Best Diet for High Cholesterol?

0
Many people suffer from high cholesterol yet fortunately with the proper diet you should be able to reduce your "LDL"