The reason was that I was utilizing the cigarettes as a method for compensating for something that was inadequate. The uplifting news is that you can acquire new practices that will compensate for the things that your are missing. Whether it’s stretch discharge or only a flag to unwind you can get cigarettes out of your life and acquire new healthy propensities.
Here are some of the things you can do to de-stress and decompress instead of smoking:
Reading – A good way to escape reality for a moment and to forget your problems by living vicariously.
Splurge on a massage – Your body will thank you when you feel yourself relaxing and all the stress melting away.
Exercise – People hear this word and they immediately turn off. For some reason exercise seems like a luxury but the fact is you need regular exercise for a healthy life. Just get out and move and for at least a little while you’ll forget the urge to smoke.
Meditation – Researchers are discovering new benefits of meditation all the time. One that we already know of is the boost in energy levels that you experience after meditating. More energy, less stress, less need to smoke.
Take a hot bath – Don’t laugh, it’s a great way to get all the stress out of your body. Warm water and dim lights can really help you relax.