If at First You Don’t Succeed

If at First You Don’t Succeed

 

I am somebody who has managed to quit smoking but it took multiple attempts, a lot of determination and shear will power. There were many times where I was seemingly desperate and had mad cravings for just one puff on a cigarette, somehow I was able to resist. In this article, I will be giving some advice about how I managed to successfully stop this nasty and unhealthy habit, advice that I hope will help you and others quit.

I had tried many times to stop smoking cigarettes and had always failed after only a few days. What I needed to do was to figure out why these previous attempts had failed and learn from my mistakes. In my new quest to stop smoking I would need to develop a slightly new approach learning from both the good and the bad of what I had tried in the past and find an approach that would result in success rather than failure.

I decided that I would only try again to stop smoking, when my life was in what I classified as a good period. I am the kind of person who easily becomes stressed and I can make the slightest problem seem like the biggest disaster. When I feel that things are not going well in my life, cigarettes become like my friend. At least I have something to look forward to do in that day, smoking. When I am doing well and am happy, I have far less of a need to smoke, therefore this will be the time period, when I will try again to quit the cigarettes.

When attempting to stop smoking in the past, I have always told everybody. This is a big mistake as to quit it is important that you stop thinking about cigarettes completely. When you are constantly being asked about how you are finding giving up the cigarettes, it is like a constant reminder to you. By going about it in a quiet way, maybe only telling your closest family members and friends, can make it a whole lot easier.

As well as quitting smoking, I also decided to seriously reduce my intake of alcohol. When I had failed in the past, it was normally because I had been drunk and could no longer ignore the voices in my head that were telling me to smoke. The alcohol weakened my resolve and increased the amount and severity of the cravings. It was important therefore to significantly reduce the amount of alcohol that I was drinking.

Another reason why I had failed in my previous attempts to quit smoking was probably due to my spending too much time with people who smoked. I decided that in this new plan I would attempt to stay away from other smokers as much as I could. This was not that easy as quite a lot of my friends are smokers but I had to be determined and make sacrifices. What I am attempting to do could have a very positive affect on my life so I need to have enough courage to do everything in my power that I think will help to lead to a successful conclusion.

I hope this article provides you with some inspiration to continue on your journey to stop smoking.