Saturday, August 4, 2012

Quit Smoking Naturally - 10 Tips

Smoking is a practice in which a substance, most commonly tobacco, is burned and the smoke is inhaled. This practice is one of the most common forms of recreational drug use.
The nicotine substance is the one to be blamed for a smoking obsession. The substance is comparable with cocaine and heroin - producing pleasure from elevated dopamine activity. Smokers say that smoking can take away minor depression, suppress anger and mildly enhance concentration.
The good news is that this addiction can be contained. Here are some tips on how to quit smoking naturally.
(1) Have a positive attitude that this is an attainable goal.
(2) Do not make it a habit to light a cigarette when worried; instead, try to convince yourself to perform conscious relaxation exercise such as yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates. This kind of exercise is excellent for building self-confidence and maintaining good health as well as reducing stress.
(3) It is common to experience some withdrawal symptoms when you are trying to quit the habit. Try to join a support group that accommodates smokers who want to quit. This group of people can be very supportive in your quest to quit the nicotine addiction.
(4) Change your daily routine. Divert your attention to other meaningful activities. You can do simple things like rearranging your furniture, cleaning your house or playing music.
(5) To stop strong cravings it is also advisable to meditate, read, walk, take a warm bath, shower or a nap. Drink a lot of water. Water speeds detoxification and helps maintain energy.
(6) Spread the word that you already quit smoking. This way, you will be embarrassed if someone you know sees you smoking. As a result, you will be obliged to stop the habit naturally.
(7) Set short-term goals. List your reasons why you want to quit smoking. Have a timetable in each item and try to reach it. Celebrate every achievement by treating yourself for a job well-done.
(8) If you really want to get it over with as soon as possible, try fasting. A five-day fasting using fresh juice is very effective in removing the nicotine content in your body.
(9) Educate yourself. Read books, magazines or any material that will enhance your knowledge about the ill effects of the habit.
(10) Learn to say no. If someone asks you to smoke, just simply say no but in a polite manner.
Do not give up achieving your goal.