New Year’s resolutions are a great way of giving yourself a goal to work towards in the new year, and one of the best resolutions you can make for a healthier life is to give up smoking. If you’ve taken the plunge into a smoke free year, you may be finding it hard to keep away from temptation. Here are some ideas that might help you stay on track:
Don’t leave a vacuum in your life
Smoking fills up a lot of time, especially if it has developed into a serious habit, and quitting can make you feel like something’s missing from almost every moment of your day. Something that helps a lot of people quit smoking without feeling lost at the moment is an e cigarette. Vaping shares a lot of the best qualities of smoking, without putting you at risk from the dangers of tar that cigarettes bring. You can find a great range of new devices that charge easily from your laptop or phone charger, and a lot of great flavours and nicotine options too. All in all, it’s a great way of kicking the habit without feeling like you’ve lost something.
Help and support
People are there to help you quit smoking. Ask your family and friends to help you stay on track by removing the element of temptation, and encouraging you to focus on your goal when you need a gentle reminder. Many people have been through the same process, and it can help to find a friend who wants to quit and go through the stages together – that way when you share your problems you know you’re talking to someone who really understands.
Remember what’s at stake
No one needs to be reminded about the dangers of smoking these days – the word is well and truly out. But do try to remember exactly what the consequences are if you keep smoking. You health is a precious thing, and keeping away from cigarettes is a small sacrifice when you consider the potential health benefits. Quitting smoking this year is a great idea for everyone – the question is, what’s your next New Year’s resolution going to be?