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Story #5: “I still can’t find a great way to relax without tobacco products.”

Story #5: Whenever I used to feel stressed, I’d reach for my e-cigarette to help calm me down. Now, I’m really proud of myself for not slipping, but I haven’t found an alternative for stressful situations. Are there other, quick ways to help me relax?

 

Plan:

  • Breathe. During tough moments, breathing and relaxation techniques can reduce stress and improve your mood quicker than you might think!
  • Take a walk. If possible, take a walk or go for a bike ride to clear your head.
  • Do something that brings you joy. Listen to your favorite music or think about a good memory that brings you joy.
  • Text a friend. They can cheer you up! Getting your thoughts and feelings out of your head can be a great outlet for stress.
  • Get into a habit of doing yoga or meditation to relax your body and mind.
  • Crush your workout. If you’re having a stressful week, schedule some extra time to work out. Exercise reduces stress and is a great distraction from thinking about tobacco.
  • Find more quick ways to beat stress that work best for you!

 

 

 



If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Military Crisis Line or call 911: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or Text 838255