You want to give up smoking, but have tried a few times before and failed. Your friends and family may be cynical about your next attempt, and deep down, you're probably beginning to doubt yourself too. If this is how you feel, don't be disheartened. Quitting smoking can be one of the hardest things you'll ever do. Not only are you fighting a physical addiction to nicotine, you're also battling a psychological dependence on the habit. But we believe you have the power to overcome the addiction.
If you've got your eye on the summit, the climb can seem quite daunting. But if you're focused on getting to the next base camp, suddenly it's a lot less scary. Rather than adopt an all or nothing approach, we encourage you to break it down into manageable steps. This means you can take it one day at a time. Whatever it is, if you see your journey as a series of short-term goals instead of a long term goal, you may be giving yourself a more realistic chance of beating cigarettes.
It’s a great feeling when you have managed to go through one day without smoking.
Every day you manage to resist smoking, celebrate a win!
Of course, we're not saying it's going to be easy. And you know what? You might slip up every now and then, but don't be discouraged. It's part of the journey and it's something to be learnt from.
Whether you've had one or two cigarettes or even started smoking again, don't be too hard on yourself. Many ex-smokers tried to give up several times before they succeeded, so there's no need to worry. A slip up here and there does not mean you've failed. Just keep going and you can still reach your goal. You can get back on track.