1. Sugar in Cigarettes – Really?
Have a good supply of fruit and be prepared as cigarettes do contain sugar. So when people stop smoking, being aware of this will throw some light on why they become grumpy and irritable. So if you are quitting cigarettes always have some fruit with you or something sweet. If you find you are angry or cross take some deep breaths, have something sweet to eat or drink.
2. Deep Breathing
As a smoker people take deep breaths with each puff from a cigarette. Once they stop smoking this type of breathing stops. So it is important to continue taking deep breaths. Deep breathing allows your mind to focus on the breathing rather than being annoyed about something. So try using the 4, 7, 8 method of breathing. That is count to four as you are breathing in; hold it for the count of 7; and then slowly breathe out for the count of 8. Another good time to use this form of breathing is when you are trying to go to sleep. There are times when no matter how hard you try, sleep just seems to elude you.
This breathing exercise is a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system. This exercise is subtle when you first try it, but gains in power with repetition and practice. Do it at least twice a day. You can not do it too frequently. Do not do more than four breaths at one time for the first month of practice. Later, if you wish, you can extend it to eight breaths. If you feel a little light headed when you first breathe this way, do not be concerned; it will pass.
3. Water is Extremely Important
Be prepared and have plenty of water on hand when quitting. Your body has a blueprint of where it should be. So once it registers you have quit smoking, it tries to get rid of all the toxins and poisons out of your body as quickly as it can. This is going to impact on your kids who can create discomfort and even pain. So you need to flush those toxins and poisons out of your system as quickly as you can by drinking lots of water.
4. Nicotine Suppresses the Emotions
Experiencing sadness within the first few days of quitting is not unusual. Some even feel so sad they can not stop crying. So why does this happen to some people and not others? People who have experienced trauma or difficult challenges in their lives are more likely to experience this. Smoking and other habits such as alcohol are often used as a prop to help them cope with life. If you can relate to this then it is possibly a good idea to address these before giving up the smoking. Look at the options you have available to address these including The Richards Trauma Process, see a psychologist or even have a friend who can support you.
What is The Richards Trauma Process
Before giving up smoking review your situation and decide if this is a good time for you to quit smoking. It is often a good idea to deal with those events or negative experiences in your life that have been holding you back before progressing. Being ready to quit smoking means you are prepared mentally and emotionally.
The Richards Trauma Process provides a very powerful way of addressing major trauma, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks. It resolves these issues quickly, effectively and very safely.
The Richards Trauma Process could have been described as Hypnosis on steroids. It is fast – normally 3 sessions. It is efficient, producing consistent positive results. It is long-reflecting with clients reporting wellness 12 months on. It is applicable for any trauma based issue, including Extreme Trauma, PTSD, Depression and Anxiety.
Is your life being ruled by the ingoing impacts and pain of past trauma? Are depression, phobias, panic attacks and anxiety controlling your days and ruling your nights? Perhaps you have sunk into 'survival mode' rather than living a full, rich life which may seem impossible at the moment. Are you at a point in your life where you have given up on even allowing yourself to dream of being free from this 'condition'?
Perhaps it is time to address those issues so you can move on with your life with confidence, not allowing those negatives emotions control who you are. A few people will stop smoking however after a short while will start again. They may become stressed or upset and then resort to cigarettes to “get them through”. However when asked if the cigarette helped them, their response is always that it did not. Sometimes it may feel as though it is helping for a few minutes however that is the power of the unconscious mind reawakening the smoking habit.
So if you are seeking help and would like to stop smoking, then assess your situation and decide if you need to address those negatives issues or events in your life first.