The choice to quit smoking is a big life change, and even positive changes can be stressful. Reduce stress throughout your quit smoking process with deep breathing.
When you experience a craving to smoke, try to breathe deeply. Breathing is a natural stress reliever and it’s free. Deep breathing opens your air passages, which in turn relaxes your entire body. By practicing deep breathing, you can naturally relax.
Try it out!
- Take a slow deep inhale, with a count to five.
- For another count of 5, hold your breath.
- Then, slowly exhale out, on a count of five.
- Repeat, inhale for five, hold for five and exhale for five counts – do this five times total