DISTRACTIONS!

DISTRACTIONS!

101 things to do instead of smoking.

1. Read a book.

2. Wash the car.

3. Wash the dog.

4. Go for a walk.

5. Knit a scarf.

6. Do a crossword puzzle.

7. Take a nap.

8. Call a friend.

9. Stop and smell the roses...or the delicate scent of apples that you couldn't appreciate as a smoker.

10. Play with the cat.

11. Turn the bathroom into a spa and relax and rejuvenate.

12. Listen to a relaxation tape or some favorite music.

13. Go the the gym and work out.

14. Give yourself a manicure and pedicure.

15. Watch a funny movie on TV.

16. Bake a cake.

17. Go to a movie at the theater.

18. Window shop at the mall.

19. Do a jigsaw puzzle online at Jigzone.com

20. Breathe deeply!

21. Drink some ice water.

22. Jump on a treadmill and work up a sweat.

23. Give someone you love a huge hug.

24. Plant some flowers.

25. Go fishing.

26. Plan a vacation.

27. Take up a new hobby/interest.

28. Work in the garden.

29. Can pickles.

30. Suck on a piece of TART candy.

31. Slather on rich, creamy hand lotion and rub, rub, rub! It keeps fingers busy, and reminds you how nice it is not to have tobacco stink on them.

32. Eat a popsicle.

33. Floss and brush your teeth.

34. Cuddle up with your love.

35. Chew gum.

36. Do the laundry.

37. Spend time with a child.

38. Give yourself a treat every day of your quit - no matter how small.

39. Spend an hour filling and enjoying the paddling pool in the garden on a gorgeous sunny day.

40. Play a game of internet scrabble.

41. Create a list of small treats for #38 above.

42. Get your jammies on early, and park yourself in front of your computer for the night.

43. Build something with wood.

44. Refinish a piece of furniture.

45. Digitize the family photos.

46. Paint a room in the house with a faux finishing technique.

47. Create a family cookbook.

48. Try a new exercise routine.

49. Make a terrarium.

50. Whistle!

51. Practice smiling in the mirror (releases endorphins)!

52. Make lists of pros and cons of smoking.

53. Find gross smoking disease pictures.

54. Start a sewing project.

55. Spend some time scrapbooking.

56. Get a camera, and take some pictures.

57. Write a letter.

58. Clean out the closets or overflowing drawers in the house.

59. Crank up the radio and sing at the top of your lungs (works great for driving craves).

60. Crank up the music and dance like no one is watching.

61. Create a puzzle from a family photo.

62. Organize your boxes of pictures.

63. Alphabetize your book shelves.

64. Volunteer somewhere in your community.

65. Clean the car, inside and out.

66. Do your nails. Hard to smoke with wet nails.

67. Take a shower.

68. Take a candle-lit bath.

69. Wax the car.

70. Take a day trip.

71. Try making home-made candles or soap.

72. Run in place.

73. Do some jumping jacks.

74. Start a reward fund - put away the amount you spend on smokes every day and use for those daily treats.

75. Write a poem.

76. Go antique shopping.

77. Start a vegetable garden.

78. Go to church/talk to God.

79. Let your husband cook supper for you.

80. Call your Grandmother!

81. Paint a picture.

82. Eat a hot fudge sundae.

83. Go play mini-golf.

84. Clean the basement or garage.

85. Write a short story.

86. Try a new recipe.

87. Scrub the floor.

88. Treat yourself to a massage.

89. Chop up some veggies for a stir-fry - keep your hands busy!

90. Make a to-do list for the week ahead.

91. Check your car's tire pressure.

92. Start a home budget.

93. Ride a bike.

94. Spend some time in nature.

95. Watch the sun set.

96. Write a goodbye letter to cigarettes

97. Donate blood.

98. Color your hair.

99. Make a greeting card.

100. Write a list of things you are grateful for.

101. Run around in the sand in your socks!

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  • Feeling miserable only a week off smokes as hubby is still smoking so read your lovely 101 things to do instead. Thanks so much for inspiration I will try to keep going

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