Top 9 Action Tips that Help You Quit Smoking

quit-smokingIf you’re like most smokers, you’ve probably attempted to quit more times than you care to count. But some have been able to quit and their success can serve as a guide for others that care to follow the same path. Perhaps it’s about time to give yourself – and your family – the gift of quitting.
Here are the top 8 tips to quit smoking successfully:
1.Commit fully. Make no mistake, quitting smoking is challenging. You might want to quit, but that’s not the same as committing 100%. Tell everyone you’re going to quit. Start your own blog about your experience of quitting. Commit and you will succeed.
2.  Have a plan. It’s going to be more than a little challenging to simply quit one day without some forethought and planning. Who is going to support you? What rewards do you have in place? Are you going to join a group? Can you do anything to minimize the likelihood of smoking?
3.  Don’t smoke at all. It’s easy to convince yourself that one little cigarette isn’t going to hurt. And when you’re in the middle of a nicotine-fit, it’s hard to argue with that line of thinking. But you know in your heart that it will be almost impossible to stop after just one. 48 hours later you’re likely to be smoking as much as you ever did.
4.  Join an online group.There are groups and forums filled with people in the same situation. It can be a lot easier to deal with the challenges when you don’t have to deal with them alone. You can celebrate each successful day, together.
5.  Keep your motivation in mind. Why are you quitting? When your brain is trying to tell you that one little cigarette won’t hurt anything, you need to go back to your motivation. Know your motivation and remind yourself constantly why you are going to quit.
6.  Learn to work through the urges. When the urge strikes, wait! Take a few deep breaths and get up and walk around. Get a drink of water and grab a healthy snack. Call someone that understands; maybe it will be someone from the online group that you join. If you can wait it out, the urge will largely subside.
7.  Reward yourself. A common reward schedule is day 1, day 2, day 3, week 1, week 2, month 1, month 2, month 6, and a year. The rewards don’t have to be extravagant, but they should be meaningful to you and something you can get excited about.
8.  Find a new habit. Think about the times you’re most likely to smoke. Is it when you’re bored or stressed? What can you do during those situations that can replace smoking, but is also positive and healthy? Exercise? Walk? Meditate? Read? Listen to music? If you don’t replace what you’re losing it’s going to be more challenging in the long run.
 9.  Prayer. As the God of the Bible in the name of Jesus to help you through it all. He is there to help us with our every need. Do you know Him?
You can quit smoking! Most smokers report that the first week is very challenging. The nicotine withdrawals tend to subside in 48-72 hours, and then it’s mostly an issue of psychology rather than physiology. Week two is much easier. Surely you can hold out for 7 days!
Quitting your smoking habit is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved ones. Make a plan and be strong. In a couple of weeks, you can change your life and be free of the hold that smoking currently has over you!

SHARE THIS POST

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on google
Share on pinterest
Share on tumblr

About our programs

Preschool Martial Arts
in Bradley & New Lenox

Discover why parents love our Preschool Martial Arts program in Bradley & New Lenox. It's the perfect blend of gross motor, personal development and character enrichment. Find out why 100's of families, just like yours, trust Bradley & New Lenox

- SELECT A CLASS OPTION BELOW -

Kids Martial Arts
in Bradley & New Lenox

Parents love our Kids Martial Arts program in Bradley & New Lenox, because it's the perfect blend of self defense, personal development and character enrichment. Find out why so many families, just like yours, love and trust Bradley & New Lenox

- SELECT A CLASS OPTION BELOW -

Teen Martial Arts
in Bradley & New Lenox

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals parents have when looking for Teen Martial Arts in Bradley & New Lenox. It's time to give your teenager a work out and get the results that they need.

- SELECT A CLASS OPTION BELOW -

Adult Martial Arts
in Bradley & New Lenox

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals for anyone looking for Adult Martial Arts in Bradley & New Lenox. It's time to change up your work out and get the results you've been looking for.

- SELECT A CLASS OPTION BELOW -

Birthday Parties
in Bradley & New Lenox

When we say we have the best birthday parties in Bradley & New Lenox, we mean it. Give your child the perfect party, while you enjoy a stress free day. Your child will thank you later, we guarantee it!

- SELECT A CLASS OPTION BELOW -

TEST COPY

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

 

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.


Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Fill out the form below to

Get Your Spot Now!

HOME

ABOUT US

PROGRAMS