Break That Smoking Habit
Experience tells us that it is a very difficult thing for a habitual smoker to stop smoking. Smoking is a very addictive habit because the substance you inhale in cigarette smoke is a very addictive substance. Another reason is because smoking has the effect of relaxing a person.
When you experience withdrawal symptoms, it makes you entertain second thoughts about quitting because it makes life harder for you because of headaches and nausea. Because of the removal of nicotine from your bloodstream your body is placed in a state of imbalance, as your body struggles to find its balance. Quitting smoking is not an unreachable goal as many have already succeeded in this quest.
Here are some thoughts to help you break that smoking habit.
A Reason to Quit!
Quitting smoking becomes less difficult if you have a reason to do so. Success is often determined by ones drive and motivation to keep going despite setbacks. Good health is one of the best reasons to quit, as you yourself know that smokers are more prone to heart disease.
In this age of smartphones, monitoring your progress in quitting smoking comes in handy. There are downloadable apps that notify you of your progress, whether it is in the number of cigarettes you have avoided or days you have not smoked.
A Trend in E-cigarettes.
Vaping is a reasonable alternative to cigarette smoking and helps you quit gradually. “Vape” which is short for vapor or vaporizer, uses e-liquid made from vegetable glycerin as its main component.
Do Replacement Therapy!
In order to avoid severe withdrawal symptoms other means of ingesting or assimilating nicotine is applied. Instead of inhaling nicotine through smoke, you can use nicotine patches or nicotine gum to supply your body’s nicotine demand.
You can look for a support group that caters to smokers, similar in nature to support groups that cater to alcoholics, that can inspire you to keep going. This kind of inspiration strengthens your determination to quit. But in addition to inspiring you to succeed, these are the people who are qualified to remind you of your goal or your lapses.
Find Your R&R.
If you can avoid stressful situations, places, and people, and find time to relax by yourself in peace and quiet, you might discover your need to smoke to decline. If you love listening to music or going outdoors, do more of this activity to help ease your mind.
Loose Those Triggers!
Whenever it is possible, avoid people or places that trigger in you that smoking habit. Avoid going to ‘smoking area’ after a big meal, especially when you dine out. If you discover that you smoke whenever you have a drink, it is good to also avoid drinking.