Change is Hard for Most People
Changing how we live takes work and is uncomfortable until new habits become ingrained in our daily routine. As humans however, we're equipped to adapt to any change of our choosing, regardless of how long a behavior has been with us. So, don't despair -- you have what it takes to quit smoking successfully within you. It's just a matter of tapping into it and building your resolve, and your quit program, one simple day at a time.
If your plan to quit smoking for New Years failed and you're already looking ahead to January first of next year as a possible quit date, use the information below to get back on track. There is truly no time like the present to quit smoking, so take some time now to refresh your resolve and make the rest of this year count.
Revisit Your Reasons
By focusing your thoughts on your own personal reasons for quitting, you are laying the foundation for successful smoking cessation. It all starts in your mind, and once you get your thoughts moving in the right direction, taking action will come more easily.
From headaches to intestinal discomforts, symptoms of nicotine withdrawal can leave you feeling out-of-sorts. It may feel like your day is one long, continual urge for a cigarette. But if you pay close attention, you'll notice that most cravings to smoke last only three to five minutes.
- My First Smoke-Free Day - a Personal Account
While some preparation is a good idea when you decide to quit smoking, it's easy to over-think it to the point of paralysis. Don't let that happen to you. Spend a little time reviewing the content above, sign up for the free email course below and get acquainted with our support forum here at About.com Smoking Cessation.
- Quit Smoking 101 - A Free Email Course
Remember, you do have what it takes to quit smoking successfully within you right now. Believe in yourself and do the work to put smoking behind you once and for all. And just think...if you quit smoking now, you'll have 6 months of smoke-free time under your belt when New Year's rolls around again. For once, you'll be able to focus on making a resolution that doesn't involve quitting smoking. Imagine that!