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1st Prize in Oral Presentation in APTech Institute, Aligarh
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14 Tips to Quit Smoking

Masters of Philosphy, Master of Science, Bachelor of Sciences
Psychologist, Kolkata

1. Find your reason

To get motivated, you need a powerful, personal reason to quit. It may be to protect your family from secondhand smoke. Or lower your chance of getting lung cancer, heart disease, or other conditions. Or to look and feel younger. Choose a reason that is strong enough to outweigh the urge to light up.

2. Prepare before you go “cold turkey”

There’s more to it than just tossing your cigarettes out. Smoking is an addiction. The brain is hooked on nicotine. Without it, you’ll go through withdrawal. Line up support in advance. Ask your doctor about all the methods than will help, such as quit-smoking classes and apps, counseling, medication, and hypnosis. You’ll be ready for the day you choose to quit. 

3. Consider nicotine-replacement therapy

When you stop smoking, nicotine withdrawal may give you headaches, affect your mood, or sap your energy. The craving for “just one drag” is tough. Nicotine-replacement therapy can curb these urges. Studies show that nicotine gum, lozenges, and patches improve your chances of success when you’re also in a quit-smoking program. 

4. Learn about prescription pills

Medicines can curb cravings and may also make smoking less satisfying if you do pick up a cigarette. Other drugs can ease withdrawal symptoms, such as depression or problems with concentration.

5. Lean on your loved ones

Tell your friends, family, and other people you’re close to that you’re trying to quit. They can encourage you to keep going, especially when you’re tempted to light up. You can also join a support group or talk to a counselor. “behavioral therapy” is a type of counseling that helps you identify and stick to quit-smoking strategies. Even a few sessions may help. 

6. Give yourself a break

One reason people smoke is that the nicotine helps them relax. Once you quit, you’ll need new ways to unwind. There are many options. You can exercise to blow off steam, tune in to your favorite music, connect with friends, treat yourself to a massage, or make time for a hobby. Try to avoid stressful situations during the first few weeks after you stop smoking.

7. Avoid alcohol and other triggers

When you drink, it’s harder to stick to your no-smoking goal. So try to limit alcohol when you first quit. Likewise, if you often smoke when you drink coffee, switch to tea for a few weeks. If you usually smoke after meals, find something else to do instead, like brushing your teeth, taking a walk, texting a friend, or chewing gum.

8. Clean house

Once you’ve smoked your last cigarette, toss all of your ashtrays and lighters. Wash any clothes that smell like smoke, and clean your carpets, draperies, and upholstery. Use air fresheners to get rid of that familiar scent. If you smoked in your car, clean it out, too. You don’t want to see or smell anything that reminds you of smoking.

9. Lean on your loved ones

Tell your friends, family, and other people you’re close to that you’re trying to quit. They can encourage you to keep going, especially when you’re tempted to light up. You can also join a support group or talk to a counselor. “behavioral therapy” is a type of counseling that helps you identify and stick to quit-smoking strategies. Even a few sessions may help. 

10. Give yourself a break

One reason people smoke is that the nicotine helps them relax. Once you quit, you’ll need new ways to unwind. There are many options. You can exercise to blow off steam, tune in to your favorite music, connect with friends, treat yourself to a massage, or make time for a hobby. Try to avoid stressful situations during the first few weeks after you stop smoking.

11. Avoid alcohol and other triggers

When you drink, it’s harder to stick to your no-smoking goal. So try to limit alcohol when you first quit. Likewise, if you often smoke when you drink coffee, switch to tea for a few weeks. If you usually smoke after meals, find something else to do instead, like brushing your teeth, taking a walk, texting a friend, or chewing gum.

12. Clean house

Once you’ve smoked your last cigarette, toss all of your ashtrays and lighters. Wash any clothes that smell like smoke, and clean your carpets, draperies, and upholstery. Use air fresheners to get rid of that familiar scent. If you smoked in your car, clean it out, too. You don’t want to see or smell anything that reminds you of smoking.
13. Get moving

Being active can curb nicotine cravings and ease some withdrawal symptoms. When you want to reach for a cigarette, put on your inline skates or jogging shoes instead. Even mild exercise helps, such as walking your dog or pulling weeds in the garden. The calories you burn will also ward off weight gain as you quit smoking.

14. Eat fruits and veggies

Don’t try to diet while you give up cigarettes. Too much deprivation can easily backfire. Instead, keep things simple and try to eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. These are good for your whole body.

15. Choose your reward

In addition to all the health benefits, one of the perks of giving up cigarettes is all the money you will save. There are online calculators that figure out how much richer you will be. Reward yourself by spending part of it on something fun.

16. Remember that time is on your side

As soon as you quit, you start to get immediate health benefits. After only 20 minutes, your heart rate goes back to normal. Within a day, your blood’s carbon monoxide level also falls back into place. In just 2-3 weeks, you will start to lower your odds of having a heart attack. In the long run, you will also lower your chance of getting lung cancer and other cancers.

This is related to my 4 years old daughter. I have been staying with my in laws since her birth. I had quit job during pregnancy. My in laws have been very kind n helping n they have raised my kid. My Mother in law insisted me on taking a job when my kid was around 10 months old, I started studying n preparing for interviews, meanwhile she started to take care of my kid full time n would say me not to worry. Later when I started working n kid was around 1.5 years old, she started to take her to sleep with her when I was still breastfeeding. Kid used to wake up mid night n cry n I have attended her, one mid night I felt like my mother in law was trying to breastfeed her. She covered up n I was made to believe everything was usual, my husband also convinced me that I’m thinking too much. My kid is extremely attached to her. We moved onsite later when my kid was 3 yrs. And now when I have second baby, my in laws came here. All these my daughter used to be with me, obey me. Now when they have come she sometimes says she has 2 mothers or my mother in law is her mother n she sleeps with them n is always after them, does’t come to me. Inspite of objecting they provide her the sweet candies, chocolates, juice, Mobile. N everything she demands which I limited. So now my daughter tells me to go to work or stay late outside if going for some work. And my mother in law accidentally admitted to me that someday she tried to breastfeed my kid years ago. I’m shattered, I feel like there is a distance created between me n my daughter, feels like my kid does not need me. I do not have support nor can share this to anyone but every single day n night I’m going through this pain not knowing how to handle this. Moreover I have 10 days old baby with me now to look after. Please help me.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
This is related to my 4 years old daughter. I have been staying with my in laws since her birth. I had quit job durin...
I Feel very sorry to read through what you have written, there will be ups and downs and it will not be same for all at all times, we need to face with courage the problems we get and I advise you that .Discuss with your Husband or nay close elderly person who you think will listen to you. Meet a Psychiatrist and discuss your problem completely, you may require small dose of medications for a short time and counselling sessions, which can be decided after full evaluation.
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Hi, My wife always do quarrel with me, she is so short temper, even in small small issue, she suddenly tempered, she does not want to listen my word, even though she is wrong, she always wants to keep her own decision and also want to intact in that decision.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. Anger and aggression are emotions. Anger comes when you become irritated. Irritation happens when you don't like something, or when something is repeated. As anger is an emotion, it should be vent out. You should be able to throw anger out instead of controlling it. But more perfect will be, know the frustrating situations and stop being emotional. If practiced properly, you will not get irritated at those circumstances at all. Those techniques are much easier to understand. I suggest anger management therapy. Take care.
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My mother and my grandmother are suffering from psychiatric disorder. I am also having certain psychiatric disorder like anxiety .Is it genetic. Can this disorder be eliminated permanently through medicines. Could my wife and my children will suffer from these disorder. I am not married yet.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My mother and my grandmother are suffering from psychiatric disorder. I am also having certain psychiatric disorder l...
Genetics do play a role in psychiatric illness. Your wife cannot suffer and children may maynot get the character transmitted. Anxiety can be well controlled with meditation and yoga and some simples drugs.
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10 Ways To Cope Better With Emotional Upsets!

PhD - Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical and Community Psychology, MA - Clinical Psychology, BA - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
10 Ways To Cope Better With Emotional Upsets!

Life has its ups and downs, but often we hold on to the downs for much longer than the actual event. While the trigger or anger, pain and hurt are beyond our control, the amount it can affect us is well within reach. Here are a few ways to cope better with emotional upsets.

  1. Give yourself a window to be upset: Be realistic and give yourself a time frame to give in to your emotions. Whether, angry, sad or frustrated tell yourself that you have only 1 day to be upset. In a way, this will diffuse the anger, frustration and once this time is over, you can start planning ahead.
  2. Take responsibility: Try analysing what you may have done to make the other person react in the way he or she did. Focus on what you could have done better and you will find yourself feeling more empowered.
  3. Get physical: Exercise and other forms of physical activity decrease stress hormones and increases the productions of endorphins or happy hormones that elevate the mind. Exercising also gives you time to focus on yourself without distractions.
  4. Express yourself: Whether it’s through art or writing, find an outlet for your emotions. This keeps it from being bottled up inside and gets the pain and frustration out of your system.
  5. Breathe: Breathing techniques like ujayii and anulom vilom can help calm the mind down when it is troubled and upset. These breathing techniques also keep your emotions from escalating.
  6. Get company: It is never a good idea to isolate yourself when you’re feeling blue. Instead, find people who you can open up to and share your thoughts with. This will give you a fresh perspective on what is going on.
  7. Look at both sides: No event is ever completely bad. No matter what may be troubling you look at both the good and bad sides of it. This can help minimise your loss and make it easier to let go of the problem.
  8. Do something different: The best way to get your mind off something is to give it something else to focus on. If you’re troubled by something that happened at work, go for a drive or play a sport. Similarly, if you’re having relationship trouble, go out with a few friends or read a book to take your mind off it.
  9. Visualize: Imagine the person or the event that is upsetting you as an object in your mind and visualise it melting away. Remind yourself that the anger or frustration you are feeling is worse than the person or event itself.
  10. Clean up: Organise your desk, your room or start cleaning up space around you. This will take attention away from whatever is troubling you and give you something to do. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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I am 22 years old and I am pursuing Chartered Accountancy Course. I am feeling so much depression. My love partner cheated me and now my everything seems like disturbed health studies social life etc. Please help me overcome this situation.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am 22 years old and I am pursuing Chartered Accountancy Course. I am feeling so much depression. My love partner ch...
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Loosing someone dear and near causes grief. Grief leads to disappointment. Grief related disappointment manifests symptoms as in the case of depression. But disappointment symptoms are far shorter in duration than depression. These symptoms will vanish in some days or weeks. Don’t worry. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, hobbies etc could help you divert your attention. I suggest cognitive therapy. Take care.
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I am male 25, feel very weakness after deep thinking about my career and whole life ,my breathing becomes Very fast and how to escape from over thinking?

BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
I am male 25, feel very weakness after deep thinking about my career and whole life ,my breathing becomes Very fast a...
Don't think much try to find out how you can improve the present condition, much thinking can not do anything but give you stress and depression, wake up early go for walking, talk to your friends and dear one, you need do be positive, have faith on u, remember don't let the world go by before you tried hard, keep trying don't give up, positive thinking is the way to get rid of your depression.
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I am facing some issues with my memory. Sometimes I can not remember my friend, s name. Sometimes while trying to recall something from my memory I feel some kind of pain in my head. Is that the symptoms of memory loss or Alzheimer's disease?

BAMS, Msc-Psychoneurobics, Diploma in Counseling and Spiritual Health
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Alzheimer's is usually an old age related disease. It may be due to stress or lack of attention. Do deep breathing and meditation. Have nutritious diet.
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How to create focus on study. I lose focus fast on every field. Either it was work or study.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, You must be able to understand Concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with "effective learning" techniques. Avocados, Beetroots, Blueberries, Broccoli. Celery, Coconut Oil, Dark Chocolate etc are good for improving concentration. Take care.
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