Smoking can be one of the hardest and nastiest habits to break, however the people who manage to overcome the battle, whether it seemingly happen overnight or over a prolonged period of inner strength, all say the same thing; it was worth it. Here at The Healthy Living and Fitness, we’ve put together our top tips to help you quit smoking and start 2017 the right way…
- Don’t discredit how helpful positive thinking can be. The way we think alters our mind and our actions. For example, if we think ‘I will need a cigarette at 4pm’ then alas, your body will respond to what your mind is telling it and you will need a cigarette at 4pm. Swap these harmful phrases for positive thoughts and watch what happens.
- Accept support from others. It is widely known that smoking can be a difficult and long road. In fact, many quitters will find that they may crave a cigarette 5 years after stopping. It’s only natural. However with support from friends, family and colleagues, it can be made a little bit easier.
- Add exercise to your daily schedule. It has been proven that adding as little as 5 minutes physical activity to your day when you are trying to quit smoking can not only help reduce cravings but also help the brain send anti-craving chemical signals.
The most important thing that is required for you to quit smoking is… you! Nothing can be achieved without your total dedicated. So let’s start 2017 the right way, the healthy way and the smoke free way!