Survive the festive season without reaching for cigarettes.
With the festive season upon us, it can become challenging to remain smoke free. It can become even more difficult to not smoke at work functions this coming holiday.
You may think smoking one cigarette is not a problem while socializing. Maybe you think one is not a problem, and you can resume with your quit program the next day without problems.
The fact is, there is no such thing as having only one cigarette as nicotine addiction is real and leads to more. So, what should you do at the upcoming function to remain smoke-free?
Create a Strategy
Think about all the holiday parties you plan to attend in advance. Look at all the things that can affect your nicotine withdrawal by preparing beforehand.
With a plan, you can face all the challenges related to smoking with confidence.
Furthermore, do not drink and avoid alcohol altogether.Instead, drink seltzer water or non-alcoholic drinks. Discuss this with the bartender as only he or she needs to know.
Moreover, know your limits if you do plan on drinking alcohol. You need to be careful with the amount you consume. Try to substitute your drink occasionally with a non-alcoholic beverage.
By doing this, it keeps your body hydrated, and you can still sip while socializing. Last but not least, plan an escape route if people are smoking close by.
There is no need for being unsociable, and you can explain that you have recently stopped smoking. Alternatively, you can excuse yourself from the conversation for a while and use visiting the bathroom as an excuse.
Lastly, if you feel you cannot handle the nicotine withdrawal at festive events, don’t go to the party. Do not think that you cannot live your life; it only means that not smoking is a top priority on your list.
After a year, you will find yourself attending other events without smoking bothering you. Furthermore, while it takes loads of effort to quit not smoking should remain at the top of your list.
By not attending a function, it gives you time to heal and change your relationship to smoking.
A Word from QuitGo
Alcohol is not the right mix when it comes to smoking cessation! Try to maintain control to live smoke-free as alcohol can ruin your hard work to quit.
The critical thing to remember is that quitting smoking is a gift and not a sacrifice. You are removing a bad habit in your life and moving to a better one that is free from the nicotine addiction.
So to achieve the best results, you need to provide yourself with a better environment to become successful at being smoke-free this holiday season.
Stay positive as we know it is challenging but next year,you will not even miss it when the upcoming festive season comes around.
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