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We’re a month into the new year — have you been keeping up with your New Year’s resolutions? If your answer is no, don’t feel guilty. According to U.S. News, by the second week of February, 80 percent of people who have made a resolution have failed. And if your number one resolution was to quit smoking, you’ve chosen the hardest resolution of all.
Don’t beat yourself up, today is a new day. Maybe you didn’t have a game plan that stuck. Knowing that smoking is bad for you isn’t enough to break an addiction. You have to make other changes too.
Here are some useful techniques that will help you find the motivation to quit and the strength you need to stick to your goal:
It won’t take a long time for you to notice how your body improves without nicotine. In addition to saving money, you’ll notice:
You can be in smoke-free buildings without having to go outside to smoke (especially in cold weather)
Over time, your risk of developing cancer and other smoking-related diseases will decrease too. After all, there is no better reward than a healthy body.
What techniques have you used to stay motivated to quit smoking? Tell us in the below comments.
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