Many people trying to quit smoking find themselves failed. They wonder why. Their will is strong. Their commitment seems to be beyond limit. But, they fail anyway.
Actually, there are several simple steps that they forget to take. And, those steps are:
1. Get yourself prepared
Before you actually attempt to stop smoking, try and make as many changes to your smoking habits as possible. Change your brand of cigarettes, it would be better if you change them into something you dislike. Change the time of your smoking. If you do it mostly in the evening, change it into morning.
Basically, mess up anything related to smoking. Make it as uncomfortable as possible. Much of the addiction to smoking has to do with routines and habits, so even small changes can make a big difference when trying to break the habit.
2. Start a Mind Management
In this second step, you need to set your mind.
Think of yourself as a non-smoker. Erase all the memory related to your smoking habit. Keep in mind that you have never been smoking; that you don’t even know how it tastes; that you don’t have a clue whatsoever what makes a person wants to smoke.
This is an important mental step to take if you’ve made a decision to quit smoking. It’s hard to do, but it might be the key to your success in the quit-smoking attempt.
3. Spread the Word
Tell people you deal with on a daily basis that you’ve quit smoking.
By letting the people around you know that you’ve quit smoking, you will be creating an instant support group that will be there if you find yourself having trouble.
4. Keep Getting Back on Track
This is a must-know information. Most ex-smokers had to try multiple times before they ultimately quit.
But, those who finally failed were the ones who left the track when they slipped up. They decided that it was impossible and ended up smoking again.
Well, they were wrong. Many out there who were successful enough.
So, if you happen to slip up, even more than a couple of times, keep getting back on track. Trust me, one day, you’ll successfully stop smoking.
5. Change Your Lifestyle
This is the ultimate step yet the most important. There’s no way you can totally stop smoking if most of the time you hang out with a group of smokers.
I’m not telling you to leave your friends, no. Just lessen the frequency. Find a healthier group of friends that will entirely lead you to end your smoking habit for good.
If you’re certain about wanting to be a healthier person, make the decision now. Follow the steps above. Enjoy the beauty of being healthy.
Remember, never take health for granted!