Once have identified your reasons for quitting, it’s time to set a Quit Smoke Day. This is the date you will begin your smoke-free life. We’ll go into the nuts and bolts of what will happen on the day itself, but rather than shrinking from setting a date, make it a day to remember! You could start it off by sleeping a little later than usual, taking a nice long walk, or taking a bubble bath, anything that makes you feel happy and relaxed.
Think about whether you will want to be alone or with other people. Your Quit Smoking Day should be about 2 weeks from now, close enough that you can see it coming and far enough in the future that you can do some things to prepare for it.
There are several ways to stay off cigarettes, in some healthy and creative ways. Maybe you’ve started to get more physically active or have begun to think about eating better. In any case, you need to have a strong will to quit smoking. Staying smoke-free is a really tough thing to do; just quitting the habit is a good achievement.
Balancing quitting smoking with getting more physically active and making healthier eating choices can be a challenge. Few people tend to go around the same process repeatedly, for example quitting smoking, gaining weight, going back to smoking to lose weight, then quitting again. The best way to get off this is to make quitting smoking your number one priority and to work on managing your weight only to the extent that it does not jeopardize your quitting smoking.