HOW YOU CAN HELP YOURSELF THROUGH THE QUITTING JOURNEY
October 05, 2020
Quitting can be hard and at times, you lose control over yourself. There is one thing that you need to know, No one can help you the way you can help yourself. It's your support that you will need the most through this journey.
So here we have some tips and tricks for you to keep yourself on track.
POSITIVITY IS THE KEY
Quitting can be hard, a lot hard. You can go a week without smoking and then a day comes that you take a puff again. Don’t get negative at that time. Stay calm and stay positive about the goal.
Just start again with a lot more positivity.
A PLAN ALWAYS WORKS
Do you know a good plan always help?
A proper plan will always keep you on track, mark the date when you start and keep a track of every day you didn’t smoke and the days when you smoked a little, it will help you and keep you motivated through this journey.
DIET MAKES A DIFFERENCE
There are some foods and drinks that make cigarettes more satisfying like meat, and fizzy drink also, alcohol.
Swap your diet to cheese, fruit and vegetables, because they make cigarettes taste awful. Juices and water also help in this situation.
If after dinner is the time you used to sit and smoke, quickly get up and do the dishes straight away.
KNOW THE CRAVING TIMES
A craving usually lasts for about 5 minutes. These 5 mins can be heavy on you!
Just plan out some activities that you can do in these five minutes, which will keep you away from smoking. For example, going for a quick walk, push-up or any other exercise. Anything that will help you take your mind off the idea of smoking again.
There’s no better solution than finding a better alternative for yourself because that will help you keep this goal going.
There are many alternatives for quitting smoking but not all of them are effective and not all of them help.
Vaping is the best alternative so far because it is 95% safer yet equally fun as smoking, vaping gives you the same hand feel as well as the same nicotine hit but without that burning tobacco element that causes cancer in cigarettes.
EXERCISE IS IMPORTANT
Exercise is the solution to many problems because your body movements help take the thoughts of smoking off your mind. Exercise can be a walk or any other you like.
YOUR FRIENDS COMPANY MATTERS
We all have heard people saying that the company plays a really important role in building your character.
The same rule applies here, non-smokers will help you stay on track and they will also help you understand why you want to leave smoking. Looking at their healthy life will motivate you to make yours the same.
KEEP YOUR HANDS AND MOUTH BUSY
The simple way to do this is to chew gum or to keep an e-cigarette in your hand to replace that cigarette like feel.
You can simply drink juice with a straw so your hand and your mouth both are busy at the same time.
KNOW YOUR REASONS
Everyone has their reason to quit smoking, just make a list of your reasons and keep them with you in your wallet because this will help you not slip away from your goal.
Some people quit smoking for their loved ones, for example, a man is trying to quit for his daughter. A single picture of his daughter in the wallet will help him remember his goal.
The way you can help yourself in this journey, trust me! No one can. We understand that the journey is hard and this is why we have collected way that you can help yourself in this journey.