Are you a type of person that wants to stop smoking forever but just can’t?
We know that every beginning is difficult, but you should keep in mind that if you want something passionately in this world, you can achieve it.
According to psychologists, people who stop smoking are happier than before.
There are many advantages that happen when you quit smoking, like you will save more money, you will become to a healthier person, you will stay away from cardiovascular diseases, you will have less stress etc.
How to Stop Smoking Forever?
1. MAKE A PROS AND CONS LIST.
Ah, yes, the ole’ pros/cons list.
Draw a line down the center of a piece of paper and write the “pros” (things you like) about smoking on one side, and “cons” (things you don’t like) on the other.
It’s important to be honest with yourself for the method to be effective.
2. SET A DATE.
A “quit date.”
There’s something about setting deadlines that helps the brain “tune in” to what needs to happen to complete your goals successfully.
3. DO SOMETHING ELSE
Make a list of things you can do whenever a craving hits. Examples: take a walk, play a game, wash the car, clean up your desk, do some pushups, practice deep breathing … whatever works for you.
Drinking water during the day primes your brain to function at its best. We’re also way more relaxed when adequately hydrated.
For smokers – especially those trying to quit – drinking water is a must.
5. KEEP A MONEY JAR
This one is powerful, as are most financial incentives.
As you cut back on smoking, put the money you save in a glass and place the jar someplace conspicuous. Better yet keep two jars: one for home and one for work!
6. GET GUM OR LOZENGES
Per a study published by the Wisconsin Medical Society, nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) “has been shown to increase smoking cessation rates.”
Researchers cite nicotine gum and nicotine lozenges as effective measures.