Quitting smoking is not something you have to do alone. Millions of people around the world are facing a similar challenge, and when you make a commitment to quitting, you join an international community committed to promoting healthier lifestyles.
There’s no wrong time to start quitting, but you can improve your chances of successfully quitting by joining the Monday Quitters Movement.
But why Monday? Well, funny you should ask.
Research shows that healthy thinking is synchronized with the week. It signals a new beginning, press the reset button and start over.
- Mondays can act as a set time to plan your week and set goals. Think ahead of time about what triggers you might encounter and how to distract yourself from food cravings.
- Monday is a great time to get in touch with a supportive friend, family member, quitting buddy, or a quitting counselor to start your week. Make a plan to talk about how things are going and your next smoke-free goal or milestone.
- Since Monday is the start of the new week, this is the perfect time to evaluate your plan and progress from the previous week to make adjustments or set new goals. Use the Monday Quit Check-In Handout every Monday to review your progress and plan the week. You can also do this activity with your support system.
- With 52 Mondays a year, you don’t have to wait to quit, if you make a mistake, just try again the next Monday! This can be a valuable tool as quitting smoking often takes several attempts.
And if you’re looking for an extra boost in motivation, the World Health Organization has compiled a list of the Top 100 Reasons You Should Quit Smoking Today. This week, quench your smoking urge by becoming a Monday quit.