I’ve been thinking about quitting smoking more and more lately, not because it seems like a difficult task, but because I don’t want to be around for my children growing up.
It seems like the only option left is to quit smoking, but it’s not. Everyone is trying to quit smoking. It’s just a matter of what you want to do.
A few years ago, when I finally decided to quit smoking, I really didn’t want to, but the doctor pushed me into it and I went on the biggest vacation of my life. Not even thinking about quitting smoking, I’m boarding a cruise ship. Not only was I in control of my destiny, but I was also on a cruise.
Do you know what would have been better?
Not taking my kids on this great vacation, but putting them in the back of a minivan and getting out there with them, but staying away from cigarettes.
I would have saved $40,000. And I would have spent that money on my kids.
If you’re like me you don’t want to see your kids go through what I did. You know they need your love and attention. Not some guy on a ship. You have that in you somewhere. If not, here are some tips on quitting smoking.
Tips for Quitting Smoking:
Put it off another day. I had quit smoking for two weeks when I took the cruise but went back at the end of the week. When I went on the cruise, I was on cloud nine. Nothing could phase me. But when I went back, it was only about 24 hours before I could go back to smoking. Think about it. Don’t put it off. When you come up with that excuse, tell yourself “That’s it. I’m going to quit now.” You know it’s true. The minute you start giving yourself excuses, you’re going to begin smoking again.
Set a date. Get a second date ready. That’s the second day you’re going to quit. You know how long the second day is, and can start planning your trip down. Get a date ready. There are so many great things happening between the second day and the second day. You’re going to have some time to plan and see. If you don’t plan, you’ll find yourself back at square one on the day you chose. Make sure you have a plan to help you overcome the urges.
It may help if you prepare yourself. Make sure you have enough things to do. Make sure you have something to distract you. You may need your support system. You can look for some. They may not be easy to come by, but they are there. You’ll be able to talk to someone who will be there to help you.
I just talked about some great things to do between the second day and the second day. Make sure you have the support you need, to get you through. Don’t let your family and friends be the reason you start smoking again. Don’t let the person next to you be the reason you pick up a cigarette. Don’t let your habits be the reason. You need to keep your focus on quitting smoking, and finding a positive plan to accomplish it. You have a day to prepare for, a time to prepare for, and a place to prepare for.
Prepare yourself. Prepare for the day you are going to stop smoking. You have a day to start. You can begin today. There are amazing things happening between today and today. On the second day of quitting, you can begin to have an amazing life. The possibilities are endless. You’ll be one of the happy ones.