Smoking is a HABIT. That means that you probably reach for a cigarette before you even realize it.So here are a few tips and tricks that can help keep you motivated during this crazy-hard time in your life.
QUIT WHILE YOU’RE HAPPY Some people begin to smoke when their lives take a turn for the worse. So quitting while you are not stressed, angry, or sad can really up your chances of kicking this bad habit.
PUT YOUR CASH IN A JAR And watch it grow! Being a smoker is a very expensive habit. Getting a big, clear jar and putting the cash that you would normally use for buying cigarettes will not only be a visual motivator, but it can be used for something awesome later!
CREATE A SMOKE FREE ZONE If there is more than just you smoking in or around your home or work space, let them know that you are trying to quit. Hopefully, they care enough for your well being enough to respect your wishes! If not, you will just have to remove yourself.
SWITCH UP YOUR ROUTINE If the first thing you do is wake up, smoke, and brush your teeth, that’s what you are going to do. Changing up your day to day is an easy way to distract you from missing that old habit. Instead of having a smoke break, take a walk instead. Enjoy all of that extra fresh air!
GET FIT Being a smoker and being fit does not mesh very well. You need your longs to be at their best for most exercises! And studies show that daily exercise is just as good–if not better–for stress!
HANG OUT WITH A NON-SMOKER Everything is a lot easier with a friend, and so is this! The good thing about having a friend who does not smoke shows you that people can get through life without having to smoke.
Giving up a bad habit–especially smoking–is always going to be hard. But in the long run, it will not only help you, but the people around you as well. Find complete article here: 6 Tips to Help You Quit Smoking Article originally published at missmillmag.com