Positive Self-Talk That Boosts Your Resolve
When a strong craving hits, it’s easy to lose sight of why you ever decided to quit. That’s why, when you’re right in the middle of giving up smoking, you need everything on your side — especially a positive mindset. Using stop-smoking affirmations is one of the best ways to strengthen your willpower and help you reset your mind to your ultimate goal of quitting. Thanks to Smokefree Women, here are 6 positive stop-smoking affirmations you can use to boost your resolve and get back on track whenever a craving strikes.
- Remind yourself why you wanted to quit.
“I’m doing this for my health, to smell better, to save money, etc.”
- Tell yourself how long you’ve been smokefree.
“I’ve made it one whole week smokefree. I’m not starting over.”
- Figure out what’s making you crave a cigarette.
“I’m just feeling stressed (unhappy, mad, sad, etc.) right now. I’m going to take a quick walk to give myself a break.”
- Tell yourself that smoking won’t solve your problem.
“Smoking won’t fix this. It will only make another problem.”
- Tell yourself that you’re strong enough to beat this.
“Smoking is not an option. I am strong enough to beat this craving.”
- Tell yourself N.O.P.E (Not One Puff Ever)!
“I have never smoked just one cigarette before. I don’t want to undo all my progress by smoking a cigarette now. Plus, every cigarette that I smoke feeds the habit and makes it that much harder to quit.”
Feel free to make these stop-smoking affirmations your own by rewording them. In fact, you might even try writing the bolded affirmations down and allow yourself to “riff” on them — that is to say, improvise on their meaning. Not only is it a fun practice, it’s also very self-empowering to discover that the encouraging words and phrases you most need to stay quit can come out of your own creative mind!
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