Stop fighting. Instead, when you crave a cigarette, try to become more aware of what is happening inside of you.
Does the idea of quitting smoking scare you? You’re not alone. Your fear is without a doubt linked to:
The three exercises in this section aim to rebuild your confidence and make you want to get going again.
For a week write down :
In the following week, practice this effective trick to re-motivate yourself to quit smoking:
Even if these objectives are only “small,” they are very effective in giving you back your confidence!
What to do
You’ll find it encouraging to see the sheets of paper with the goals achieved on them all over your refrigerator!
Write your first small goal on a sheet like this:
Do the same for your next small goals!
Sometimes even a little goal can seem intimidating!
Here’s an effective solution if you don’t know where to start: cut the task into little pieces!
For example, if no longer smoking in your car is your goal, try driving the first five minutes or one time out of two without smoking.
Do the same for all the other goals you decide to achieve! You’ll see the successes pile up, which is really motivating!
On your 90th birthday…
Following research on the method we’re using, we know that it is especially important for you to identify what quitting smoking means to you. The reasons you find will be powerful motivators to succeed in quitting smoking.
Here’s a simple and fun way to identify the reasons that inspire you to really rid yourself of cigarettes.
What to do
Imagine today is your 90th birthday. This birthday is a good time to take a look at your life. Many ex-smokers reported the importance of their family, the desire to be in better shape, to be rid of the obligation to smoke. These reasons are powerful motivations for quitting smoking.
Write down your answers to the four questions below.
Now, review your answers. If they show an accurate picture your motivations, print this page right away!
Re-read your answers every day: they describe what gives your life meaning which is why it’s important for you to live your life free of cigarettes (and tobacco in general).
Well done! You’ve finished the second part of this section.
You should feel a stronger desire to quit smoking and a greater confidence in your ability to succeed.
Before moving on to the next section of the site, That's it, I quit!, we encourage you to do the last part of this section ''Your Confidence.'' You’ll have a better idea of your confidence level in relation to your ability to succeed in quitting smoking.
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