6 Tips for Kicking Butt

6 Tips for Kicking Butt

 

If you are currently a smoker, quitting the habit could be one of the most important things you will ever do in the next part of your life. In fact, if you quit now, you will most likely be adding seven years to your current life expectancy.

While many people try to quit and fail, it is not an impossible task. Thousands of people, just like you, have decided to quit and been successful. You too can be among them and here are six tips that will help you to quit smoking once and for all:

1. Make a vow that you are going to quit smoking from today onward

Success in all spheres of life begin with a firm determination; if you are uncommitted you will have a hard time accomplishing anything. However, if you make up your mind, once and for all, that you are giving up the habit, whenever a craving comes, you will be prepared and remember your vow and not give in.

2. Exercise more and get your body in shape

If you sit idle there is more chance that you will light up a cigarette as a reflex to relax. You need to fill your spare time with something more vigorous, some activity to get your blood circulating and breathing the air deep into your healing lungs. If you are not the athletic type, then brisk walk with your dog or friend will have the same benefit.

3. Avoid places and pastimes that put you within reach of cigarettes

If going to a bar or pub means that you are going to have a drink and then light up, maybe it is better to avoid that place for the time being. Once you have truly stopped smoking and you feel how good it is, you can go anywhere and not be tempted. But while you are in the transition phase it is probably better to carefully choose where you spend your recreational time.

4. If need to put something in your mouth, drink more water and carry little snacks

Whenever you get a desire to put a cigarette in your mouth, replace it with something that will help you rather than harm you. Drinking small amounts of water throughout the day is not only a good way to help you quit smoking, but it is also a great way to stay healthy. You should drink 4 full glasses of water every day, if you can, it’s not as easy as it sounds. If you need to put something more solid in your mouth, then eat a piece of fruit or carry some sugar-free lolly pops.

5. Get the support of your friends and family

Tell them that you are giving up smoking for health reasons; your true friends will support you and not offer you another cigarette ever. Your family and loved ones will similarly support your efforts and help you to avoid those situations where you may feel a desire to smoke out of social pressure.

6. Strengthen your inner will power with yoga and meditation

Very few people are born with perfect will-power. Like anything else, practice makes perfect. If you want to strengthen a physical muscle you may work it out. If you want to strengthen your “mental muscle” you need exercise as well. Yoga and meditation are disciplines that enable beginners like you to build up the capacity to concentrate and firmly accomplish whatever they set out to do. Try it out and see for yourself.

Follow these six tips and no matter what specific method you chose you will increase the likelihood of success.