Every smoker knows that they should quit. It is not a common occurrence to have a smoker remark on how much they are improving their health by smoking. Non-smokers have no idea what quitting takes, but ex-smokers do. The following advice will help you out.
Write down reasons why you should quit to increase the chances that you actually do quit. When something is put into writing, it may have an affect on how you think about things. This may up your motivation to stick to it this time, and it may be easier because you might be more focused to see it through.
Make your quitting attempt as easy on yourself as you can. Quitting cold turkey may not be successful. Statistically, people who try cold turkey fail 95% of the time. Nicotine is a drug, and like all drugs it can be physically addicting. Opt for nicotine replacements or prescription medications to help you kick the habit. These things will help you with any withdrawal symptoms you may experience, and make quitting successfully much more likely.
It is important to approach your journey by focusing on a single day at a time. It’s a slow process that takes patience and determination. Do not allow yourself to worry about what will happen next week, next month or even next year. Take one day at a time. Focus on getting through each day without smoking so that you can build a future that is smoke-free.
Nonsmokers can never understand why you would continue to smoke cigarettes, in spite of all the severe health damage that smoking causes. Nor will nonsmokers get how hard it can be to stop smoking after a lifetime of doing so. It is possible to stop smoking, as evidenced by the tips and advice that you read earlier. Use quitters’ experience and insight to free yourself of this unhealthy habit.