Quitting smoking is hard, but keeping your quit is harder. That’s because the fleeting euphoria and mild stimulation from nicotine is not only addicting but ritualistic and habit forming.
When faced with the decision to smoke or not to smoke, there are proven methods and techniques that can help you tip the scale in the right direction. Quit and Stay Quit Monday provides the tools required to keep your quit, but it’s ultimately up to you to implement them.
Below is a list of our most popular articles all about using practical strategies and tools to keep or recommit to your quit:
Use Deep Breathing to Get Through Cravings
Cravings can be tenacious and difficult to overcome. Help conquer them with this collection of animated deep-breathing graphics and GIFs. Breathe in…breathe out.
Keep Your Hands Busy to Stay Quit on Monday
Fidgety? Your hands need a new job now that you’ve committed to quit smoking. Use Monday to get some ideas to keep your hands busy.
Using Meditation to Keep Your Quit
Meditation is an ancient practice that is shown to improve physical and mental health, but what’s even better is that studies confirm that using meditation can also increase the probabilities of a successful quit. Try them out this Monday and reconnect with your center of relaxation.
Setting Goals to Stay Smokefree
People who create goals often accomplish significantly more than those who don’t. This is because goals help you to clearly define what you want to achieve, keep you on track, and raise your self-confidence when you successfully reach a goal. Your larger, overall goal is to quit smoking, but creating smaller goals that are more manageable stepping stones can help you achieve that ultimate goal.