Tag Archives: Quit bad habits

The Secrets Of The Smoking Quitters

The Secrets Of The Smoking Quitters

Pixabay (CC0 Licence)

Everyone – even those who have never smoked – is aware that quitting smoking is a difficult task. In fact, the difficulties are so well-known, characters making an attempt are often featured as a plotline on TV shows and in movies, such is the universal understanding of just how challenging an undertaking quitting for good can be.

Yet somehow, thousands of people a year manage to say goodbye to cigarettes for good. If you currently are, or know someone who is, a smoker, you may have wondered why some people manage to quit while others are more likely to flounder. While it’s true that every smoker’s quitting story is somewhat unique, there are a few uniting factors behind the successful “I quit” stories…

Successful quitters… understand the process is going to be tough

One of the dominant stereotypes of any addictive behavior is the individual’s belief that they can “quit anytime they want”. Despite the common acceptance that quitting smoking is tough, some smokers start their quitting attempt with the belief that they will be the exception to the rule. This belief then doubles-down the difficulty of quitting; they experience the effects of nicotine withdrawal, and they are particularly disappointed or even surprised by them, which makes relapse more likely. Successful quitters, on the other hand, know that quitting is going to be difficult, so they’re more able to adapt when they encounter a few bumps in the road.

Successful quitters… don’t go it alone

Quitting smoking “cold turkey” – i.e. stopping abruptly and without any kind of nicotine replacement – is rarely successful. While some people do respond well to a clean break, most smokers need a tapering off of their nicotine consumption. From vaping to standard nicotine patches, there are plenty of smoking alternatives that are well worth exploring.

Successful quitters… focus on the cost benefits

Smoking is an expensive habit, and successful quitters often keep a running tally of the amount they have saved through quitting smoking. These savings can be substantial even when factoring in the costs of nicotine replacements, given it’s relatively easy for vapers to find affordable premium e juice, while patches can be bought in bulk to maximize the savings. As a result, you may find it useful to track your savings, with the total figure not spent on cigarettes capable of boosting your spirits and willpower on the tougher days.

Successful quitters… know quitting isn’t just about nicotine

In a world where vaping and nicotine replacement therapies can help to reduce cravings almost entirely, it seems that quitting should be relatively simple. However, successful quitters know that smoking isn’t just about nicotine. Smoking is almost a lifestyle, a way of living, an influencing factor that shapes a person’s day-to-day life. Without smoking, many smokers struggle; there’s no cigarette break to look forward to, no daily trip to the store to purchase more cigarettes, no obvious way to relax after a long day of work. Successful quitters understand these lifestyle changes can be as – if not more – significant than nicotine withdrawal itself; as a result, they’ll look to keep themselves busy, often taking up new hobbies to fill the time until they adjust to a cigarette-free way of being.

In conclusion
Quitting smoking is undeniably challenging but, by keeping the secrets of the successful quitters in mind, you should be able to find your way to a cigarette-free future. Good luck.


Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me! Be sure to Like and share on Facebook or Follow on Twitter or Instagram.

Health Tips For A Happier Life

Health Tips For A Happier Life

Being healthy isn’t something that can be achieved by simply filling your plate with greens and hitting the gym a few times a week. Obviously, both of those things will help to make you healthier but there are so many aspects of the mind and body that have to be considered if you want to lead both a happy and healthy life. What some people don’t realize is that those two things are linked. If you want to be happier then you need to look after yourself; the physical and mental aspects of your health rely on one another. Here are some health tips for a happier life.

 

Picture Source

 

Work on your mental health.

Knowing that you’re struggling with your mental health is only half the battle. You need to find ways to work towards overcoming your mental problems. Your mind is just as important as the body when it comes to being not only happy but healthy. Physical activity can help to reduce stress and stimulate the mind. Meditation can also help you to focus on your body and the present moment. Still, not everybody finds it rewarding or helpful to attempt to directly alter their own thoughts. If you’re having mental struggles then it might seem impossible to overcome them using nothing but your own mind (the mind is the thing that’s unwell, after all). You might want to check out some mind machine reviews because these electronic devices can use light and sound to alter your mental state. They can soothe your brain into a state of meditation but also serve to help you focus and concentrate. You might have to try out different methods when it comes to improving your mental health but the point is that you can’t ignore it.

 

Picture Source

 

Quit bad habits.

At the end of the day, even those who eat well and exercise frequently are at risk of health problems developing in later (or even earlier) life if they have other bad habits that affect their health. And this extends beyond physical damage; many habits and addictions can lead to unhealthy thought patterns and stress as a direct result (you might be overindulging as a way of ignoring mental struggles). Obviously, this doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself all treats in life. We all deserve a little reward now and then for dealing with the stresses of school, work, or general life. However, there’s a point at which an occasional treat becomes over-indulgence. You need to learn moderation if you want to be healthy because overconsumption of anything can be bad for you.

That’s why you need to think about all the habits you have that might be excessive and causing you damage in the long-run. The occasional chocolate bar is fine but overloading on it after every meal is not. The occasional glass of wine is fine but too much alcohol can damage your liver and your mind. As for smoking cigarettes, that habit can lead to lung cancer and other health problems (even in moderation). Quitting bad habits is about considering what you consume or do to your body. Whilst you may not notice the effects of bad habits whilst you’re young, you certainly will after a few years. The best way to kick a habit is to take gradual steps away from it. Switching to e-cigarettes can help smokers. Drinking decaffeinated coffee can be a substitute if you drink a little too much caffeine. There’s always a way to wean yourself off a substance.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me! Be sure to Like and share on Facebook or Follow on Twitter or Instagram.