Some menaces are too powerful for one hero to take on. They require a team to save the day. For week two of our super support team series, we’re assembling your family and friends. When it comes to quitting smoking, they are a quitter’s equivalent to a super hero team.
It is possible to cut cigarettes out of your life on your own, but it's easier when you have help. Find your quit buddy and finally quit smoking.
Some people have associate cigarettes with certain foods or mealtimes and cutting smoking out of your life may be harder if you stick to these consumption habits. This Monday, you can change that by replacing or cutting these foods and drinks out of your meals
If you want to reduce the effects of smoking on your life, you need to reduce the power triggers hold. Triggers, which make you want to smoke, can be emotional, withdrawal, or social.
Good preparation is key when you quit smoking. An often overlooked form of prep is to "Marie Kondo" all physical reminders of smoking, including your cigarettes, matches, ashtrays, and lighters.
Finding a quit buddy can be a helpful aspect of your quit and stay quit journey. Ideally, your quit buddy would be someone you have consistent access to, which is why including a colleague in your support system is a smart move.
When you think about your plan to quit smoking this Monday, honor the fact that every attempt to quit counts, even if it takes a few tries to quit and stay quit. Remember that the average smoker may relapse several times before quitting. If you do slip up, resist the urge to beat yourself up.
It’s essential to have an extra shoulder or two to lean on while you quit smoking. You have supporters – ask them to help with your quit journey this Monday.
This Monday, increase your chances of quitting smoking successfully by drawing up a personalized plan to keep you focused and in control. Quitting smoking is a journey that requires commitment and strength, but sometimes it can be difficult to remember why you are quitting or how to cope when you’re experiencing intense cravings. A bit of preparation can go a long way!
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.