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Planning to Quit Smoking
Having followed the tips so far now:
Put together your stop smoking action plan. Create five statements, numbered 1 to 5, which form the backbone of the personal action plan you will follow to quit..
For instance: #1. I choose health, it is my number one value. #2. I am____________________ etc..
1. Set yourself a date for quitting. Try and choose a date that will be stress free but when you can find plenty to do to keep yourself busy. Within two weeks of reading this would be ideal.
2. Concerned about issues such as weight gain? Create another plan around foods that go away from your values of good health.
3. Consider finding yourself a quitting partner (for example a relative, work colleague or friend). Set a date to quit together and you will be able to give each other support.
4. Tell your family and friends about your intentions. Ask them for their support before you quit and explain that you may not be yourself while experiencing withdrawal. When you reach your quitting date rely on those that have been most encouraging for support.
5. Think about starting an exercise program and a sensible eating plan. Again speak to your doctor or dietician. Exercise will give you more energy and help you to relax and relieve stress.
6. You should know what triggers your desire for a cigarette, such as stress, the end of a meal, drinking in a bar, etc. Avoid these triggers while you are trying to quit or if that's not possible, decide how you will deal with the triggers.
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