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*** Breathing exercise (1)***

Cravings lead to irritation and sometimes panic, causing the quitter’s mind to speed up. When this occurs, concentrating becomes hard. Using a deep breathing exercise is an effective way of calming yourself down.

This exercise can be done anywhere from sitting down in a chair to waiting for a bus. Follow the simple stages described below;

With your mouth closed and shoulders relaxed, inhale deeply and slowly to the count of eight.

As you breathe in, push your stomach out.

Hold your breath for the count of four.

Breathe out slowly to the count of eight.

Repeat the cycle five times

DO NOT OVER DO IT – STOP IF YOU FEEL DIZZY

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Just giving this blog a little *bump up as I think it may help some of you out, especially Malley

Let me know how you get on, those of you who try it :-)

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hi emjay

this really works ihave been doing this since my quit, really eases tension

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But what if it's dizzy in a fun way? Hehe only kidding. This is great cheers!

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Sat in on my own tonight, feeling quite stressed, so looked up this breathing exercise!!!! Aaaahhhh that's better - Thanks emjay.

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