I used to be a pack a day smoker. I tried the patch, the gum, the spray- nothing worked. They tell you not to try to quit cold turkey, but I did. My secret to that was that I picked up activities. I started mountain biking and playing disc golf (which is pretty low impact compared to MTB) I enjoyed these activities so much, but I was held back because I couldn't breathe! So anytime I wanted to light up- I just thought about how much I wanted to play and be able to do it without suffocating!
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Don't give up. Most failures are the result of people who quit because they don't realize how close they are to succeeding (paraphrase of a quote I read somewhere.) This particularly has applied to me in the realm of quitting smoking. I can't even remember how many times I have quit smoking "for good" but after each time I went back to it, I persistently quit again. I guess it is the same as the japanese saying "fall seven times, get back up eight"
The benefits of this are you know you have done your best, no matter what. When you reach a goal you can look back and be proud of your strength and work you put into it, and use that experience to help you get through other challenges.
Quitting smoking isn't easy, but it is easy to see your savings grow. My boyfriend and I recently quit smoking, so every day, I transfer $14 (the cost of 2 packs of cigarettes) to savings. I'm hoping to use this money as a down payment on a house...a way better investment than cigarettes!
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