Keeping your hands busy can be really helpful when quitting smoking. Think of things you can do with your hands, like washing the dishes, journaling, drawing, straightening up a room, or cleaning the car. Some people pick up an old hobby, like building models, crocheting, or doing jigsaw puzzles. Try squeezing a stress ball as a way to release tension. Consider starting a long term project, like painting a room or building something. This will keep you occupied for days or weeks so you won't be thinking about cigarettes. Remember, you can always come to QuitNet - where you can keep your hands busy!
Articles in this section
- Will I always be addicted to nicotine?
- How soon after quitting will my health improve?
- Will I see positive benefits of quitting right away?
- Should I avoid alcohol at first?
- How do I stay motivated?
- How do I take care of myself?
- How do I keep my hands busy?
- Can exercise diminish cravings?
- Should I avoid my smoking friends?
- How do I survive social events without smoking?