When you’re trying to quit, smoking triggers can pop up at every turn. Seemingly benign, or mindless, events can cause you to slip up. It’s like being on automatic, these habits are associated with lighting up and can be particularly challenging to overcome. Identify yours this Monday to take control of your quit journey!
Take a deep breath to reset and renew your efforts to quit on Monday. Deep breathing can be a dependable method to control stress and nicotine cravings. A craving can last for up to ten minutes. Why not try deep breathing to get through your next one? Studies show that deep breathing exercises may [...]
This Monday, make a quit buddy! Take a moment to think about someone in your life who wants to quit. It could be the perfect time to reach out and make a partnership where you support each other’s quit.
When you decide to quit smoking, set a quit date to go smokefree. The date will serve as your commitment to get healthy, create a goal, and jump-start the motivation you need to quit. We’ve got some great ideas to help you get started.
Do You Like the Carrot or the Stick? Find Your Best Motivator to Quit Smoking. Companies have long been interested in keeping you healthy, happy, and productive - if only to improve efficiency and cut down on healthcare and insurance costs. Today some companies encourage people to quit by dangling “carrots,” or positive motivators in [...]
Tips to Regain Your Positive Direction For someone who has quit, a slip up is smoking a cigarette or two once in a while. But one cigarette can easily lead to picking up the habit again, thus becoming a relapse. Some people finish their quit completely in one attempt. But because it takes most people [...]
How to Carve Out a New Kind of Break So many hours of our days are spent a work, and stress on the job can make quitting smoking harder. Given concerns around secondhand smoke, many states have banned or severely restricted smoking in the workplace. That doesn’t mean there still aren’t stress-induced triggers that can [...]
When you quit, commit to a smokefree life. Quitting smoking doesn’t only require a behavior change, it also requires a belief change. What we mean by that is you have to not only take action to quit smoking, you also have to truly believe that you are a non-smoker and permanently smokefree when you quit (which [...]
Kick the butt by kicking butt through exercise. Being physically active is important for everyone, but it can be especially useful for people who have quit smoking. That’s because people who exercise are less likely to smoke than those who don’t. Here’s how exercise helps gives you a better shot at fighting nicotine addiction: Suppresses [...]
Even just one cigarette can lead to a derailed quit attempt. We recently wrote about how to get back on track with your commitment to a smokefree life after a slip-up. That’s because a slip-up can lead to picking up the smoking habit again if you’re not careful. But slip-ups often occur because people think [...]