Reward yourself for quitting smoking with a vacation. Celebrate your milestones and ease the stress and its effects. A vacation can also give you the incentive to stay quit. This Monday, plan a getaway.
When it comes to nicotine addiction, a new activity may help fulfill the “reward center” of the brain, once satisfied by cigarettes. Now your brain can feel rewarded by something adventurous. You’ve given up something bad for you and replaced it with something fun.
Is there a place you always wanted to visit? Instead of eating or buying something, consider going away. It will give you something to work towards and anticipate to distract you. You are on top of your quit plan and managing your cravings, now it’s essential to congratulate yourself on a job well done.
Being occupied with a trip can distract you from nicotine cravings and the stress you might feel while quitting. You could also plan a trip with friends who have been supporting your efforts to quit. They can cheer you on and celebrate another step in your quit journey!
Shifting to a healthy lifestyle is definitely worth celebrating. Cash your rewards and treat yourself. Start packing your bags and plan a trip this Monday. It’ll be great!