It might seem like quitting your bad habits is impossible, especially if you’ve had them for a while and failed to quit them time and time again. However, there is hope for you if you’d like to finally quit these habits once and for all – you just need to make small changes to avoid making this seem like such a gargantuan task.
Figure Out Your Triggers
The first thing you need to do is figure out your ‘triggers’ or ‘cues’ and become mindful of them. If your bad habits is smoking, there will usually be a thought, smell, or even event that triggers you into believing you want one. When you know what your triggers are, you can avoid them and work out how to neutralize them.
Come Up With A New Habit
You’re going to need a new habit to take our mind off your old habit. For example, chew a stick of gum instead of smoking.
Learn From Your Mistakes
Spending a lot of time with a friend who smokes while you’re trying to quit will likely be difficult for you, and you might cave. If this happens, don’t make the same mistake again – learn from them. Spend less time with friends who light up, at least until you’re confident in your ability to say no and mean it.
Have A Strong Why
Most of the time, a strong why can help us stay the course to quitting a habit. For instance, reading up on the bad side effects. The infographic below can give you some surprising stats on vaping that might encourage you to quit!
credit to Granite Recovery Centers