Are you trying to quite smoking? How it’s going so far?
We all know the health risks of smoking and we still do it. Why is that?
No matter how many reasons are there for not smoking, that still doesn’t make it any easier to kick the habit. It doesn’t matter if you are an occasional teen smoker or a lifetime pack-a-day smoker, quitting can be really tough. It’s both a physical addiction and a psychological habit.
Smoking is ingrained as a daily ritual. Like, let’s smoke a cigarette with my morning coffee, let’s smoke a cigarette while I am on a break at work, or school. Or maybe your friends, family or colleagues smoke, and it’s become part of the way you relate with them.
People start smoking for so many reasons. Some of them smoke because they have so much stress, and they think that smoking can make them feel better and feel less stressed. Some of them smoke just because others are smoking. This happens most to the teenagers nowadays. Like, if you don’t smoke you are not cool enough. That’s not true. Some of them light up cigarettes because they are boring, but months later they notice that they can’t go without it. That’s when you know you are addicted. Can’t you see that all those reasons sound so nonsense? Why would we start this kind of addiction when we know it doesn’t bring us any benefit?
It’s a long journey, but there are ways which you can quit smoking :
Set a quit date – Decide when you are going to start this journey and stick with it. Tell everyone that you are planning to quit, tell your family, friends, your co-workers. Your family can also be a big help. It might be hard at first, but you have to stay motivated. If you are enough motivated, you can reach anything your soul desires.
Keep yourself busy – Keep your mind busy. Get active, find a new addiction. Start the gym, focus on your school or work, drink water, brush your teeth, light something else like a fake cigarette or something. Try not to think about it. And stay away from smokers as much as you can.
Clean your house – It might sound funny, but, yes clean your house. Clean your sheets, your clothes everything. Do you know how terrible you smell if you smoke? Not only you, but your clothes, also is bad for your teeth health. Oh yes, it’s bad for everything.
Remember why you decided to quit – If you feel like giving up, just remember the reason why you started this journey. Is it worth it to give up? Absolutely not. Find your reason to stick till the end.
Think Positive – Our mind plays a big part of our decisions, so always think positive.
Another amazing reasons why you should quit smoking is that you will have more money that you used to. Cigarettes are not cheap. Use your money that you use to buy cigarette and treat yourself.
Another important tip : NEVER SMOKE DURING PREGNANCY!
If you are a parent of young children, I advise you to take care of them and lead them to better decisions.
It’s never too late to quit.