5 Tips To Achieve And Stick To Smoke-Free Goals On Monday!
Goals are essential to a successful completion. When you know where you are going, the way will be clear. This Monday we have five simple tips to help you quit smoking.
Your bigger overall goal is to quit smoking, but creating smaller goals that are easier to manage can help you achieve that ultimate goal.
- Identify some clear, specific goals that are time-bound. Here is an example: Would you like to make your home smoke free? Then give yourself a week to get rid of smoking paraphernalia like ashtrays and lighters. Take some time to thoroughly practice this exercise with all aspects of smoking.
- Write down your goals so that you can review them regularly. Get a pen and some paper, or sit down at your computer and make a list. Writing down your goals will make it easier for you to remember them in the challenging moments of your quitting.
- Tell someone about your goals and visit them regularly. Speaking to a buddy, friend or family member, or an expert during your quitting will make you feel supported, understood, and heard. You don’t do it alone.
- Do not punish yourself if you fail to achieve a goal or if you slip. Be nice to yourself. It’s medically obvious that quitting and quitting is challenging, but it’s also 100% doable as there are literally millions of ex-smokers in the world. Heads up!
- Reward yourself to achieve a goal. Customize your rewards. What do you feel comfortable with, a picnic with friends or a luxurious day at the spa? Spend some of the money you saved by quitting and staying!
Quitting smoking is a difficult process, but if you set yourself goals this Monday and practice them throughout the week, you are well on your way to living a tobacco-free life. Share your success in setting goals with other climbers on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram!