Monday is for looking out on the horizon and recommitting to taking a long-term view. You’re on a journey. A relapse doesn’t mean you’ve stopped quitting. It’s time to recover, renew, and take control. Let’s explore some new tactics, get some fresh ideas, and recommit to quit.
It’s not you, it’s your plan that might need to change. What’s working and what could be better? Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for yourself. You’ve already taken the biggest step, which is to commit to quit. This Monday, it’s time to reassess.
This Monday, spend some time identifying your triggers so you can stick to the plan and quit and stay quit. Every person is unique, so are your triggers. When you quit and want to stay quit, only you know what triggers an urge to light up.
Are you motivated to quit this Monday? Motivation is what spurs us to do the things we do. Scientists studying motivation and quitting smoking say repeated, brief, reminders work. Focusing on your reasons for quitting can be a powerful tool for sticking to your quit.