These 2019 Stop Smoking tips are from the creators of a new and better way to stop smoking called the Stepbac® method.
We hope these Stepbac® from Smoking tips will help you make a success of your 2019 New Year's Resolution to Quit Smoking for once and all.
Let's look first at what New Years Resolutions are - and why they often fail.
Updated December 2018
- What is a New Year's Resolution?
A New Year resolution is a generally considered to be a "life-changing" decision.
When you make a resolution, you "resolve" to do something, in other words, you decide to do it.
Many New Years resolutions are about starting a good lifestyle habit or stopping a bad lifestyle habit in order to make a major lifestyle improvement.
Why make resolutions at New Year?We make resolutions in January because it's convenient. First of all it's easy to count the days, weeks, months from a starting date of January 1st. Try starting a resolution on April 23rd and tell me now how many months it was since you started.
January is just easier for counting days and years. Another reason is that January is the first day in a new year. New year - New life! We like to think that it could be the first day of a new life that will be completely changed by resolutions.
For these reasons it New Year feels like the perfect time for a firm decision to start a better and healthier life.
How many people make New Year resolutions?Studies indicate that around half the population in the Western world make some kind of "New Year's Resolution". Some make just one and others make a little list.
Which NY resolutions work best?It depends on the person and the resolution. Some resolutions are easier to accomplish than others. Here are some examples of NY resolutions that should be easy to accomplish.
"Visit my parents more often." That should be achieveable, especially if you live in the same area.
"Call my parents more often." That sounds very achieveable for most of us.
"Start saving up for a new outfit." Also sounds achievable because no amount or time limit was specified in that resolution, so even if you only save up 20 dollars in 12 months you will have accomplished the resolution of starting to save up.
"Look around for a new job." Definately achievable. Vague and without deadlines. Just go online and look for a new job.
These are all examples of great New Year's resolutions because they are small resolutions that are easily achievable.
What are the most popular NY resolutions?Most New Year resolutions are about self-improvement and better health. Not many people would make a serious resolution to smoke more or do other things that are bad for them.
The most popular New Year's resolution of all time is a general resolution that goes something like "make the most of life" - or "live a fuller life!"
This is not really a resolution, but more of an sentiment - almost a wish, because it has no concrete plan or specific content.
Smoking is one of the toughest New Year's resolutionsA popular NY resolution for smokers is to stop smoking. This is considered by many to be one of the toughest New Year resolution of all.
It is tough because many smokers just make the resolution/wish but don't make the plan.
A wishful resolution without a plan is like a party ice sculpture. Beautiful in the evening but gone in the morning.
In the same way a wishful resolution will quickly dissolve without a plan. Many New Year's resolutions to give up smoking will fail by the end of January.
Then what? Usually after a few years of failing New Year Resolutions, many people make one last resolution to stop making resolutions! To stop taking it seriously.
People give up up on New Year resolutions altogether. Instead of giving up smoking - they give up resolutions. By doing so they join the population half who donçt make New Year's resolutions.
That's a shame in our opinion. New Year's resolution can easily work with some planning. And January is a fine time to make a big change in one's life. That said, with a plan you can quit smoking any day of the year, but on this page we are talking about New Year's resolutions so let's focus on how to quit smoking at New Year.
How to make a NY Resolution workA resolution can easily be achieved with the proper planning. Smokers need to understand and prepare a few things to make a quit smoking resolution work.
First you need a good understanding of how your smoking addiction works.
Then you need a good method to quit smoking. For most people just making a resolution is not enough. A decision is not enough. A wish is not enough. Willpower is not enough.
Why not? Because smoking is an addiction. Most people cannot just decide to stop smoking using Willpower. A very few can, but most cannot. If it were that easy to stop smoking, then everyone would just stop smoking from one moment to the next.
It's not easy because smoking is an addiction. A very powerful addiction. The singer David Bowie once said that he found it more difficult to quit smoking that to quit any other drugs.
Smoking is a drug dependence caused by an addiction to the drug nicotine in cigarettes. You can decide to quit but the nicotine creates "withdrawal symptomes" in your brain will fight your decision to quit.
The very powerful strong desire to keep smoking is caused by the very addictive drug nicotine in cigarettes which creates cravings to smoke. The nicotine and cravings combine to create many different daily smoking habits.
This means it takes more than just "New Year's resolve" to stop smoking. You have to understand how to fight the nicotine drug dependence. You have to prepare.
You need a good plan and a good understanding of the challenge to quit. Before you stop smoking, you need to get ready.
You need to learn how to quit smoking before you actually quit smoking.
This is why most New Year's resolutions to quit smoking fail - they fail because of a lack of understanding about the power of nicotine addiction, cravings to smoke and the many daily smoking habits.
It's easy to start smoking. Anyone can start smoking. Anyone can become addicted to nicotine.
To stop smoking and quit the addiction, you need to understand how to change smoking habits and how to deal with nicotine withdrawal symptoms and kill cravings.
When you have that information, then It's easy to quit and you will never look back. If you have a method that teaches you how to fight the addiction and change your smoking habits, then you can quit any day you want. New Year's day or any other day.
What about willpower?Many people think willpower means doing someone using the power of will alone. The force of your will. If you want it, or desire it enough you can do it! That is willpower. But willpower is nothing without a plan.
For many smokers willpower in itself not enough to quit smoking.
What is willpower?Look at the word 'willpower.' The power of your will. How do you power your will. Where is the power coming from.
You can use willpower to make decisions. Your usual willpower works very well for decisions about change that is unrelated to addictions.
I will never watch another Woody Allen movie. Fine. You can make that decision using your normal level of willpower, because no-one is addicted to a movie. If you were addicted to a movie you would watch the exact same movie many times a day for the rest of your life - like a smoking addiction.
Smoking is an addiction. Many smokers try to use their normal level of willpower to decide to quit smoking. It does not work.
You need to strengthen and prepare your will for beat the drug nicotine. Nicotine is the drug that forces you to smoke.
You need to power your will more than usual to fight nictotine. You have to pump it up and get it ready to fight an addiction.
How to strengthen your willpowerThe way to pump up your willpower is to give your will the power of information. Information is the power which makes your willpower stronger. A stronger willpower combined with a simple method like the Stepbac® method can beat the nicotine addiction in a few days.
If you learn the Stepbac® information about how to quit smoking and how exactly to change smoking habits, then you will have strong willpower to fight the nicotine withdrawal symptoms and the smoking cravings.
Using the Stepbac® information you can then use the Stepbac® action to change your daily smoking habits.
When you have the information and the action from the Stepbac® method – then it’s easy to quit smoking cold turkey.
What is the Stepbac® methodSo what is the information you need? I could tell you now, but to be honest it would fill a book. It's not something that can be easily be explained in a blog post.
That’s why we wrote a book about quitting smoking called Stepbac® from Smoking.
Stepbac® is a method to quit smoking cold turkey.
Stepbac® from Smoking teaches you in a easy-to-read clear step-by-step way how the Stepbac® method to quit smoking works.
You can find all the powerful information you need to plan your January 2019 New Year Resolution to stop smoking once and for all in our book.
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