Boredom is one of the main causes of relapse. So before you decide to quit smoking, read our tips to prepare yourself. Avoid relapses and quit smoking without getting bored. 💪
April 29, 2020
Where do the withdrawal symptoms come from? They come from tobacco addiction. In order to succeed in quitting smoking, you need to understand these processes and implement strategies to avoid needing these cigarettes.
You can be susceptible to all three forms of addiction.
Today we decided to help you cope with psychological addiction, the main symptom of which is boredom!
You will have to change your lifestyle in order to quit smoking successfully. Smokers who are psychologically addicted to cigarettes often find excuses to smoke one: « I'm stressed », « I'm depressed », « I'm bored », « I'm celebrating something ».
All of these « excuses » prevent you from trying to quit or from succeeding. To successfully quit smoking, you need to be aware of these excuses and develop strategies to deal with them. This addiction is, as its name suggests, psychological. It is not related to nicotine or habit.
One of the symptoms of this addiction is boredom; many people light up a cigarette when they are bored. Think back to the times when you were bored when you were a non-smoker. You always found a way, often healthier than smoking, to fill those moments. You can still do that!
The urge to smoke can be strong at the beginning when you quit smoking. However, it has been proven that nicotine cravings last between 2 and 5 minutes on average.
Boredom makes you think of cigarettes, but to get rid of this psychological dependence, you can find ways to keep yourself busy when these cravings occur: the trick is to find something else to think about. Very soon you'll realize that you're fine without cigarettes and you won't even think about it anymore. You'll have more fun activities to do. 😉
Here are tips to help you plan activities when you quit smoking to avoid feeling bored 🙂:
This is a good way to get rid of temporary cravings!