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.
There’s no doubt, quitting smoking is hard, particularly in a social setting. Make this Monday about being prepared to face your social triggers to make it easier.
Do you have a date in mind to quit smoking? January 1st is popular but that’s only one day a year. Why not pick a Monday? Mondays provide you with 52 opportunities for a fresh start on the first day of the week, for a whole year. Before you quit, make a quit plan [...]
You and cigarettes broke up! Develop a plan on Monday for those moments you spend with family, friends, or roommates who continue to smoke. It’s time to re-define your relationship with smokers.
Many smokers feel like the best remedy for stress is a cigarette. When they try to quit, stress turns into a trigger to smoke. A great way to avoid that urge to smoke is to deal with stress before it causes physical symptoms. This Monday, learn how to manage your stress and find new [...]
‘Tis the season for partying! While you may have embarked on your plan to quit smoking, others might be waiting until the New Year to quit. This means you may encounter some tricky situations that could trigger you to light up. Before you head to your next gathering, use this Monday to prepare yourself [...]
For many smokers trying to quit, the holidays aren’t always the most wonderful time of the year. Even a quit plan that is going well may hit a few bumps as schedules tighten and obligations increase. Holiday stress can also trigger an urge to reach for a pack. This Monday, recognize your holiday pressure [...]
Use a Quit Journal to keep track of your quit. When you quit smoking, the more you’re aware of your personal triggers and cravings, the more successful you’ll be. By creating a Quit Journal, you can keep track of the times you feel like smoking and the strategies that helped you stay smokefree. Even if [...]
Smoking triggers: The smoking gun behind your urges When you’re trying to quit, smoking triggers can pop up at every turn. People, places, situations that are otherwise benign can trick you into reaching for a cig. So, it’s helpful to break down smoking triggers into three common categories: stress, mindlessness, and smoke itself - that [...]
Alcohol can potentially set you back in your quit. Stay focused and in control. Alcohol can be dangerous for someone who’s recently quit smoking for two main reasons: 1) For many people, alcoholic drinks act as a smoking trigger, causing them to crave a cigarette. 2) Given that alcohol is known for lowering inhibitions, it [...]