In this blog post we want to give a top Tip and a lot of inspiration to everyone who wants to make a quit plan to give up smoking as a 2017 New Year Resolution.
First of all it is important to believe that you can quit smoking. We firmly believe that anyone can stop smoking.
Millions of people make New Year Resolutions every year. In the US alone it is esimated that 160 million Americans make a list of New Year’s resolutions. For smokers quitting smoking has always been a New Years Resolution.
Sadly many people who have smoked for years tend to lose hope that they really can quit smoking and some even give up even making New Years Resolutions. Why repeat a failure they might think. After trying for many years they probably lost a little hope every year. Also as the years of being smokers passed by perhaps they became more worried and scared of how they will manage their life without their “little friend”, the cigarette.
Another growing fear for long term smokers, is that they think they might be the only ones who really cannot quit. They see others around them quitting one by one but they just can’t seem to do it. They start to feel convinced that they simple lack the necessary willpower to quit.
All of this fear and worry comes from their so-called “friend”, the cigarette. Yes, while smokers often think that cigarettes calm them and help them relax when ironically they are the things that end up making a smoker worried sick and scared to death. Well this willpower drain is just one of the nasty things that nicotine addiction does. Nicotine messes with our brain and drains our willpower leaving smokers feeling small and weak-willed when it comes to quitting smoking.
Don't give up hope! We firmly believe that anyone can quit and what’s more you can quit anytime. If others can quit smoking then you can quit too. Never think that you do not have what it takes to stop smoking because you do! We all do. You just need to believe in yourself.
Smokers do many incredible things in their life. They work hard, they get promotions, they save money, they build houses, they raise children, they put them through college, they care for sick relatives, they do charity and community work, they lose loved ones, they have accidents, they make tough decisions, they overcome setbacks, they get up when they have been knocked down. Are smokers weak willed? We don't think so. Smokers have the same joys, sadness, fortune, misfortune, adversity and challenges as everyone else.
Do they overcome all life’s challenges just because they smoke? Do cigarettes strengthen their willpower to help them overcome the tough times. No! Of course not. People use their own force of will, courage and character to face and overcome the daily challenges of life. Cigarettes don't help with this at all anymore than coffees or mars bars do.
We get through tough times ourselves using our own willpower and character. Do you honestly think that if you did not smoke your life would collapse and you would not be able to handle everything life throws at you. Of course not.
Think of the things you accomplished before you started smoking. Many of us were in our teens when we started smoking. But before that we faced challenges at school and in our teen years. We faced them without cigarettes. Cigarettes don’t solve any problems or even help solve them. Cigarettes are a problem. Think of the non-smokers you know and ask yourself how they deal with the problems of life without the “comfort” of a cigarette.
They deal with them very well without cigarettes because cigarettes do not solve problems. So believe that you can quit when you want and that when you do will have one less problem.
But to succeed in quitting you need two things. You need to want to quit and you need to know how to quit. We assume that most smokers eventually really want to quit because smoking is such a hassle not to mention being a health hazard.
Knowing how to quit smoking is really the key to success. You cannot learn to quit smoking by reading 5 quick tips online about how to quit smoking for 2017. We are not saying, it can't be done but you are making it harder for yourself by not taking a few hours to learn exactly how to quit.
Ask yourself this? Let's say you want to drive a car. Would you search Google for 5 quick tips on how to drive a car without passing a driving test. Or if you want to make a lasagne, would you search online for 10 tips for how make lasagne without a recipe? Probably not. You can’t make a lasagne just be deciding to make one. You can’t drive a car just by deciding to drive it. It's pretty much the same with quitting smoking.
Many people think they can quit just by deciding to quit. Well.. you can try that.. Just the same as you can try to make a lasagne without the recipe. You probably won’t be successful. You can do it if you get the right instruction and the recipe. Then quitting smoking is like cooking lasagne or baking a cake; it’s easy when you have the recipe and know how to do it.
The “recipe” for learning how to quit smoking is in our book “Stepbac® from Smoking” Buy it today on Amazon in e-book version or in paperback. It’s written in a light easy-reader style with lots of diagrams to help understand how to quit smoking cold turkey.
Then you can quit as a New year Resolution for 2017 or why not make another kind of resolution, a Better Life Resolution and quit today, or tomorrow.
Good luck and don’t forget to have faith in yourself. We know you can do it. You just need a little help, a little planning and then you too will be able to quit smoking once and for all.
DISCLAIMER. Individual results may vary
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