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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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.
Everyone always talks about how much money they save by quitting smoking, so when I quit smoking I made sure to put away the amount of money I had been spending. It's tucked away in a drawer and I'm hoping to use it on vacation.
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