Stress smoking?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-16-2013
Stress smoking?
Thu, 04-04-2013 - 9:56am

My quit smoking plans are going a little better than I expected but I still find that I have reached for a cigarette when completely stressed. Over the course of the last month I've probably smoked about 6 cigs and while I am not happy with myself over it, I know I could have done way worse. I just need to find an alternative when I get to the end of my rope. Do you have any suggestions?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-02-2008
Fri, 04-12-2013 - 12:11pm

What about something like mindful meditation? I know it is supposed to help with pain but maybe it will work for stress too.

Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Wed, 07-10-2013 - 12:51pm

Wow..stress...I would light one after the other.  Today, I walk. I read.  I just remember that "This too shall pass".  I just dont know when.  One step forward.  Do the right thing.  YUK...I hated those platitudes when they were given to me...but today, I use them.  Go get a good some good loud music and dance your energy off.  Stress can affect all areas of our life..and we are going to get stress.  It comes down to how we are comfortable handling it.  Wish I could be more help...

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