We all know the health risks of smoking, and most of us know that kicking the habit is the single biggest improvement to health a smoker can make. But that doesn’t make it any easier to kick the habit. Think positive and the benefits when you’re finally can quit to smoke. Here are some tips which may help you to quit smoking.
1. Believe that you can quit. Be honest to yourself that you’ll never ever try to take a cigarette and won’t be a smoker anymore. Believe that you’ll make it.
2. Set a quit date. Set up a stop date a few weeks in advance. Try to reduce the number of cigarettes that you smoke.
3. Knowing what motivates you to quit. Such as motivation to quit just by calculating how much money you will save after you quit. It may be enough to pay for a summer vacation.
4. Think positive. Consider the positive things about quitting, such as how much you like yourself as a non-smoker, health benefits for you and your family, and the example you set for others around you. A positive attitude will help you through the tough times.
5. Drink a lot of liquids. Especially water. Try herbal teas or ruit juices. Limit coffe, soft drinks and alcohol which can increase your argue to smoke again.
6. Don’t skip meals. Feeling hungry is sometimes mistaken for the desire to smoke. But avoid a sugar and fatty food, try low-calories foods.
7. Get more sleep. Try to go to sleep earlier and get more rest.
8. Take a deep breaths. Distract yourself. When crave hit, do something else immediately, such as talking to someone, get busy with a task or taking a deep breathe.
9. Don’t give up! If you slip and smoke, don’t be discouraged. Many former smokers tried to stop several times before they finally succeeded. Try to quit again.
10. Reward yourself. If you finally achieving your goal, give yourself some real respite. Take all the money that you’ve been stashing away in jar.