Tips to help quit smoking
It is no easy feat to be able to control the urge to not light up a cigarette. Especially when you have friends that smoke in front of you with even public areas and their smoking zones, it is always going to pose as a temptation where you may then give in and take a drag. But relapsing into the habit again is a chance you do not want to take. So let’s take at some tips to help you stop smoking.
Self motivation through realization
Tell yourself that smoking in the long run leads to cancerous diseases and health problems that you don’t want to have to deal with as you age. It can also run you skin, make you look older and cause permanent dermatological damage. You will notice once you quit how your senses seem much sharper and you won’t always find yourself with a runny nose or recurring coughs. By staying clear of the habit you also encourage others to quit and see the good side of not having to always reach out for a cigarette.
Whenever you feel the need to light up a smoke, pop into your mouth a lozenge or chewing gum, to distract your mind from wanting to light one up. Keep on hand munchies like.
Australian News paper published some new way tips to quite smoking: Decide on a quit date and stick to it. Make it sooner rather than later.
- Make a list of all the reasons you want to quit. Any time you’re tempted to smoke, refer to this list.
- Plan ahead for situations in which you may be tempted to smoke, such as parties or nights out drinking. Try to avoid these situations in the early stages of your quitting schedule.
- Throw away all cigarettes, ashtrays and lighters.
- If your family member(s) or partner smokes, encourage them to stop too, or smoke away from you.
- Do not skip meals.
- If you’ve got a friend who smokes, vow to quit together. You can share your feelings and motivate each other.
- Reward yourself! For every milestone that you get through without smoking, treat yourself to a nice meal out, or a massage. You deserve it.
- If you do relapse, it’s not the end of the world. It can take many, many attempts to finally quit for good. Reflect on what led you to light up again, and try to avoid that situation on your next attempt.