Think Of Difficult Things You Have Done In The Past. Ask people who know you well to remind you of challenges you have successfully overcome, says Dr. Lieberman. This will give you the necessary self-confidence to stick with your pledge not to smoke.

#15. Make An Honest List Of All The Things You Like About Smoking

Make An Honest List Of All The Things You Like About Smoking

“Draw a line down the center of a piece of paper and “Draw a line in the center of a sheet of paper and write them on one side; on the other hand, make a list of all the things you don’t like, such as how it can interfere with your health, work, family, etc.,” suggests Daniel Z. Lieberman, M.D., Director of the Center for Psychiatric Clinical Research at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Think about the list over time and make changes. If you are brave enough, ask your family and friends what they don’t like about your cigarette consumption.

When the negative side trumps the positive side, you’re ready to stop.

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