How many times did you promise yourself that you will stop smoking starting tomorrow? If you still read this article it is likely that you still ponder to stop smoking. Usually, we make the promise to stop smoking when we start to run out of breath while walking up the stairs, each time the throat we sick every time we compare our physical conditions with non-smokers and then we realize that we are not sufficient then they.
To clarify and to avoid misunderstanding, stop smoking is a personal choice. No one can convince someone to stop smoking better than himself. This article is not to create an anti-smoking campaign, there is no need for it and all the people around the world know the harmful effects of smoking. This article is intended to provide some useful tips and easily followed that can help someone decided to stop smoking and how to achieve it.
Smoking is an addiction. Experts agree that the decision to quit smoking is taken when smokers really feel the desire for change. When smokers feel threatened by smoking habit for himself and others in the surrounding area and when he believed that away from nicotine will bring significant benefit for him, and also when he was able to overcome the changes. Put simply is the decision is in our minds and that there must be accomplished. Every effort was influenced by the way and certain restrictions and if not derived from the desire we will fail.
So if you have taken a decision, the following article will guide you on how to quit smoking. If you do not feel confident that you want to stop smoking, you can always save this article for use someday.
20 Powerful Tips To Stop Smoking
1. Publish Your Decision To Quit Smoking
Let your friends and family know your decision to quit smoking. Get support from your close people to always remind you of your target to quit smoking and health benefits whenever you feel a strong desire to smoke. Also, very important, ask friends and family to not smoke in front of you and not leave cigarettes around you.
2. Set The Target Time
Set the target time for the last week 2-3 begins as you take the decision to stop smoking. Make sure that this period does not coincide with stress. Try to gradually reduce the number of cigarettes that you suction in the coming weeks until you stop completely on the target time you have defined.
3. Create A Schedule
Set a certain schedule, which is not too tight or too short in duration, to tolerate the possibility of 'violation', where you have a strong desire to smoke and do not be disappointed if you do not succeed in the first three days. Keep trying. Few people succeed on their first try.
4. Start in an easy way
Record in what conditions you smoke more often (boredom, anxiety, friendship, loneliness, television watching, playing cards, coffee, etc.). Rate 0 to 5 with criterion 0 is 'like a train' and 5 is 'only if necessary'.
5. Avoid The Habit That Can Make You Smoke Again
Avoid the main reasons that cause your desire to smoke like drinking coffee, alcohol, evening events, debating etc. If you can not resist temptation, try to consume more dairy products, fruits, and vegetables, as has been shown in the survey that the food will provide an unpleasant taste in smoking.
Also avoid the habits that you always combine with smoking like watching television, reading magazines or surfing the internet.
6. Seek the bustle to Distract You From Smoking
Especially in your early days of trying, get busy with the things you love and try not to leave much time alone so that you think of the desire to smoke. Also, try to divert that desire in intense activities, for example by doing some sporting, walking or cycling activities.
7. Sleep More
Try to sleep more than you usually do. Body and soul become more tired because of attempts to quit smoking so it needs more rest. In addition, hours of sleep is a time where you don't even think of smoking.
8. More Drink Water
Try to drink more water. Water helps in removing toxins from smoking that have accumulated in your body faster while reducing your desire to smoke.
9. Visit A Place Without Cigarette Smoke
Try to spend hours a day in places where smoking is not allowed, such as libraries or bookstores. If you take a break to sit down for a coffee with friends, choose a non-smoking area.
10. Make Your Hands Busy
Make your hands busy. It has been proven that one of the reasons people keep smoking is because their smoking habit is related to what they do with their hands. Make your hand hold everything except cigarettes, such as holding a pen, a piece of paper, or anything that can fool yourself, which is used to make a mechanical movement of smoking (a similar motion over and over again when smoking).
11. Avoid The Temptation Of Smoking After Eating
Most smokers tend to smoke immediately after eating. Stand immediately from your table after a meal to brush your teeth or walk around. Try not to get into the temptation of smoking.
12. Do Not Fall Into The “Trap Of A Cigarette”
Try to resist the temptation to smoke “Only One Bar”. This is to ensure that once you smoke one cigarette then you will ruin your efforts to quit smoking because the next cigarette will follow soon.
If you fall into a trap, do not punish yourself too hard. Try not to make the same mistakes again and always keep in your mind that this is only a temporary error while in your attempt to quit smoking forever.
13. Try Using A Nicotine Replacement
If you feel that lack of nicotine creates a disorder, or if in the first few days you can not quit smoking, try using nicotine replacement, like nicotine gum. This will help you to get rid of the habit of finding cigarettes and will ultimately help you to quit smoking.
14. Try Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a natural method of nicotine dependence treatment, painless and safe. With one to five visits will reduce the intensity of symptoms such as psychological distress, anxiety, tension, depression, and an empty feeling caused by the long-term use of drugs like nicotine. The survey also shows that acupuncture increases the vitality and fertility as well as help the brain to think clearly.
15. Give Rewards For Yourself Over Your Hard Efforts
Reward yourself for every day without a cigarette. A good idea in this direction is to use savings money for not smoking to buy something or go for a walk.
16. Watch Your Diet
Consider consulting a nutritionist and following a nutrition program for the first few months, given that the majority of smokers get their bodies up a few pounds as they tend to eat / snack more as a substitute for not smoking.
17. Think Positive
Don't you think smoking cessation as a sacrifice? Think that you will get more benefits by not smoking.
18. Accept Your Weakness
Reconciliation with your weaknesses, and don't isolate yourself because you feel depends on tobacco. The fact is indeed if smoking is of no use, then no one is going to smoke. The solution is to able to gradually explore your brain with the negative effects of smoking and ultimately were able to change the perception of being a profit-profit due to quitting smoking.
19. Smoking Consciously
The point is that when you do activities where you always combine with smoking, say 'now I will smoke'. This will help you gradually remove cigarettes from other concurrent activities, such as driving, surfing the internet or talking on the phone. Being aware of smoking in the long term will help overcome the problem of 'unconscious smoking'.
20. Stop smoking - Start now
You've read how to quit smoking and you also have the will to do it, why not start your business from now on. Set your target date and follow the steps above. Quitting smoking is really beneficial for you and your health.
Again this is your choice ...