If you’ve been smoking for a long time, it may be hard to imagine what your life would be like without cigarettes—all the things you would miss if you were to stop smoking.
How do you really feel about quitting smoking? This isn’t the same as asking if you want to quit, or why you want to.
The second post in this series, “Know Your Patterns,” encouraged you to try to become more aware of how much, when, and why you smoke.
Major change has a way of dominating our thinking. Whether it’s changing jobs, moving into a new apartment, or quitting smoking, we tend to get laser-focused on that one thing. That makes sense.
One of the most important things you can do when thinking about quitting is to identify your reasons for wanting to quit. The important word there isn’t “reasons.” It’s “your.
How many cigarettes do you smoke per day? When are you most likely to smoke? What are your smoking triggers—those unexpected people or events that send you reaching for a cigarette? Maybe you want t…