Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Quitnet.com Tip of the Day

The quitnet.com Tip of the Day:

Dealing with Frustration

You may be finding that the little problems in life seem incredibly difficult. This is an effect of withdrawal from nicotine and WILL pass in a couple of weeks. You don't have to smoke to deal with frustration. You can choose a different response. How have you seen other people handle frustration, in healthy ways? To let go of frustration, get alone for a few minutes and take a few deep breaths, slowly counting to ten for each inhale and exhale. You could try clenching your fists for a count of five, then shaking out your hands several times; imagine getting rid of some of that frustration as you shake your hands out, like a dog gets rid of water by shaking after a swim. Do this several times, followed by a few slow and calming breaths.

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