Depression

I thought I would start a thread for tips on lifting depression

I am almost 2 weeks into my new wonderful smoke free life and am trying to prepare for a bout of depression as it has always played a part in my previous quits. My mindset is different this time as I have taken the time to learn about our subconscious mind and it has made me feel a lot more in control.

In the past I have lost quits due to anxiety, depression and complacency but I have also had the absolute pleasure of coming out the other side and feeling the freedom that comes with leading a smoke free life

My own tips are keeping busy and exercise during the day. Being mindful of the debates that kick off in our minds and reinforcing the powerful knowledge we have at our fingertips. Also remember that if you are suddenly hit with the ''Poor Me'' syndrome, it doesn't last xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  • Me singing and dancing? That would be hilarious indeed :)

    I think I know what you mean Gerti. For me, the excitement part of my quit is diminishing every day at the mo. Need to bring it back to life!

    But

  • Singing and dancing has been added to my list, love a boogie

    TT2014 I think 2-4 weeks can feel like an uphill struggle as some of the novelty starts to wear thin but if we just plug away, taking it day by day it will evolve. Remember to reward yourself xx

  • Walking does it for me. Ideally, climbing a fell but a long walk over the Downs will do when we're not in the vicinity of any fells.

    Also, gardening, swimming or running. Though Tea is quite right- a good dance always makes you feel better too. :cool:

    And posting on here of course...:)

  • Walking, colouring in books, reading this forum, cooking.......and now dancing to look forward to!

  • I thought I would start a thread for tips on lifting depression

    I am almost 2 weeks into my new wonderful smoke free life and am trying to prepare for a bout of depression as it has always played a part in my previous quits. My mindset is different this time as I have taken the time to learn about our subconscious mind and it has made me feel a lot more in control.

    In the past I have lost quits due to anxiety, depression and complacency but I have also had the absolute pleasure of coming out the other side and feeling the freedom that comes with leading a smoke free life

    My own tips are keeping busy and exercise during the day. Being mindful of the debates that kick off in our minds and reinforcing the powerful knowledge we have at our fingertips. Also remember that if you are suddenly hit with the ''Poor Me'' syndrome, it doesn't last xxxxxxxxxxxx

    Looks to me that you have it all sorted this time gerti. Good luck :D

  • Fabulous posts and great for referring back to when the chips are down, thank you xx

  • That's a very good tip Tractorgirl and I will try it over the coming weeks, thank you

  • Thanks Karri, super tips we can use as tools xx

  • You are correct Peter. I have built walking into my quit and it is definitely keeping me upbeat I also have hobbies and they are also helping. Thanks for your post x

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