February 12, 2009
9 USEFUL TIPS THAT HELPS TO QUIT SMOKING
Many efforts have been put together to make people aware about the damages which smoking does to our bodies. Those people who are addicted to smoking have a short life span and they die at an early age. But it has been noticed that nobody can quit smoking if he himself is not determined to do so. There are some simple tips which will help you to quit smoking easily. But before that you should keep in mind that this process needs a lot of patience and commitment.
Tips To Quit Smoking:-
The first and most important thing that you need to do is to fix a date and then be prepared that you won’t take tobacco from then onwards. You can tell your friends and family members that you are not going to smoke so that they will encourage you to do so.
The second step is to make a list of all the reasons that why you want to stop smoking. The third step is to make a plan of how you are going to quit smoking according to your nature and habits. The fourth step is that you can seek medical help from your doctor. He will tell you in detail about the whole procedure. Moreover he will give you some guidelines that you will have to follow.
The fifth step is that you can start doing exercise regularly as it will help in reliving stress and the damage that is caused to your body because of smoking.
The sixth step involves meditation and deep breathing. This will help you in concentrating at your goal to quit smoking. Moreover it will improve the working of your lungs.
The seventh step is self visualization. It is the most important step because it gives you a sense that you are a non- smoker which in turn makes you more determined.
The eighth step is to quit smoking at once. According to a survey it has been shown that people who try to quit smoking gradually are not very successful. Therefore you should try to avoid it completely.
The ninth step is that you should remove all your cigarettes. Don’t keep a single bit of it. This is because when you will feel an urge to smoke then you will have time to think that you are going to quit smoking. It is advised to divert your mind in some other work whenever you think of smoking.
The tenth step is to keep some replacements. You should have things to hold in your mouth like chewing gum, toffee etc so that you can remain away from smoking. You should also drink a lot of water because it will help in detoxifying your body from harmful chemicals like nicotine.
At last it can be said that what matters most in the whole process of quitting smoking is your determination. You should look at the damages which smoking does to our body. Moreover it affects other persons also with its smoke and makes them passive smokers.