Managing StressSmoking isn’t helping
You can deal with stress without reaching for a cigarette. Try to –
Deep breatheBreathe in and out 10 times. Tried and true, this has a physical and mental calming effect.
Do things you enjoyHobbies, books, seeing friends…
Talk it outTalk to someone you trust. Sharing and getting support helps you to feel “lighter.”
Eat well and restIn addition to the physical benefits, taking care of yourself also gives you a feeling of well-being, helping you to better cope with stress.
Get activeEven a little activity can help. Find something you can handle and enjoy – and when you are ready, expand your activity.
Talk to your healthcare provider before starting a new exercise or activity. Your healthcare plan may also have health benefits; look into wellness benefits for your plan.
Last updated 8/20/2018 6:08 PM