Are you huffing and puffing your life away? The New Year spells a new beginning. A good time to start afresh. Out with the stale air and in with the fresh.
It`s not very easy to give up the habit if you`re hooked onto it. But it isn`t impossible. A strong resolve will help.
Make a note of when and why you smoke. Are you in the habit of smoking while reading the newspaper? Or watching a match on TV? Yes? You can make a conscious effort not to strike up then. Or read your paper at a different time. Or chew some gum while watching TV.
Resolve not to smoke indoors. If you have to walk out each time you want a cigarette, you`ll certainly smoke less.
With the same logic, don`t store cigarettes at home. If you have to go down the road to buy a cigarette, it gives you less incentive to smoke.
Make a conscious effort not to give in when the urge hits you. Take a bath, go for a walk or meditate for a while. A little determination will go a long way.
More exercise will help you fight the urge. You obviously can`t smoke when you`re working out, right?
Think of how much healthier you will be if you don`t smoke. You have less of a chance to get cancer, asthma, emphysema, heart problems and a host of other diseases.
Passive smoking affects the people who live around you. Would you really want your loved ones to pay a heavy price for your habits?
Put aside the money that you had budgeted for cigarettes. Think about the things you can do with that money if you don`t buy cigarettes.
If you do slip up and give in to your urge, don`t give up. Just resolve afresh and carry on. You`ll probably slip up quite a few times before you give it up for good.