Thursday, 19 November 2015

How l Gave Up Smoking


So this month is my two year anniversary on when l gave up smoking. l can't believe it , it feels like only a year ago but l'm so proud of myself. 

It was a bit of a journey to get to where l am now and l'm not going to say it is easy but lf you want to give up you can, all you need is a strong will and lots of motivation but l have a few tips on what will help you.


Tips 

You must believe in yourself and tell yourself you can do it , l know it may seem impossible but nothing is impossible and all you have to do is train your brain.

Try and Avoid foods, drinks or certain situations that make you want to have a cigarette. Mine was alcohol and tea or anything that you wanted a cigarette with so for the first two months l avoided them and when l knew it was safe l started drinking them again.

I would buy munchies if l felt like having a cigarette or chewing gum and chew it for a few minutes until that feeling went away.I know its a horrible feeling but lt WILL go away!!

Ask family members and friends who smoke not to smoke in your house , there is nothing worse when they smoke in front of you and when they leave the smell lingers and makes it harder for you.

If you crave a cigarette after your dinner or after food , chew gum or drink some water it is your brain craving the nicotine and it will last for 15 minutes max once you get over that 15 minutes you will feel so proud.

Next one is treat yourself , l still do ,every month l buy myself something nice because its like a reward , this month was the Urban Decay Naked Palette.

The last advice is , if someone tries to persuade to you to smoke a cigarette when you're out say no , they're not your real friend , real friends don't do it. 

I really hope this helps , remember only you can help you quit, all it takes is saying no and being strong . I wish you good luck in your journey.

I'm going to say goodbye and thank you so much for reading this , l know  how hard it is and l hate when people used to say , why don't you just quit its not that easy , it took me a few goes but you can do it .

lots of love Rose xx