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Building Self Confidence to Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is a major life decision, it often even raises the question, “why the heck did I start in the first place?” We can always look back on the things we’ve done in our lives with regret but the important thing is to learn from our mistakes and move forward. Dwelling on our mistakes has no real benefit and over time will lower a person’s self-confidence. If you are serious about quitting smoking it is important to build yourself up and prepare for the challenge at hand.

Part of the process of building self-confidence is giving yourself credit for what you have been able to accomplish over the years. We all are faced with desires that we have worked for and obtained through patience, hard work, and persistence. Quitting smoking is no exception. Sure you can quit and never smoke again but there is a process to breaking a physical and psychological addiction. The better prepared you are for the challenges ahead the more likely you are to succeed. And isn’t that the point? By knowing our strengths and weaknesses we can prepare ourselves and know where we may have the most difficulty when quitting smoking. Plan your quit smoking efforts around the things you learn about yourself. This may sound like a lot of work but really it isn’t. All it takes is being more aware about the reasons you smoke, when you smoke, and how much. Don’t be fearful of asking for help. There is a lot of support available for people trying to quit smoking; use it.

Building self-confidence may be effective in your efforts to quit smoking. You may encounter discouragement and fear just thinking about quitting but don’t let the fear consume you and take away the things you have worked for and desire. Being self-confident entails being honest with yourself and giving yourself credit for your accomplishments. Don’t waste your time beating yourself up for your failures, learn from them and move on.

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