The sad truth is that it typically takes smokers more than one attempt to quit. Don’t let this be an excuse. Still plan on succeeding right out of the gate. Many times people slip and smoke because they failed to take into account a stressful situation or they went to a night club with friends and smoked. There are various reasons why you might slip up and have a cigarettes so don’t get discouraged. Remember that you are trying to break years of physical and psychological conditioning.
When you are quitting smoking and slip up don’t get discouraged. You are going to think that you are a failure and weak but don’t go there. That kind of “stinking thinking” will set you up for a full blown relapse. Understand that have slipped, yes it is a small set back but it isn’t the end of the world and by no means is a reason to give up. Don’t be too hard on yourself either, you still can quit and will quit if you keep on trying.
If you have a few days or weeks under your belt before you had your slip, remember how good you felt not smoking. Each day was a successful day and should be counted as such. Avoid the thing that made you smoke until you have better control. Quoting Anthony Robbins
, “There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.” Examine the results and learn from them, change what needs to be changed.
Taking control of you life and quitting smoking is a huge accomplishment. According to Anthony Robbins
you can accomplish anything , “The truth of the matter is that there’s nothing you can’t accomplish if: (1) You clearly decide what it is that you’re absolutely committed to achieving, (2) You’re willing to take massive action, (3) You notice what’s working or not, and (4) You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way.”
Apply these principles to your life and see what happens. Quitting smoking is just the tip of the iceberg.