Every New Year's Day thousands of people around the world take a look at their lives and decide to quit smoking cigarettes and take a healthier approach to living their life.
Unfortunately many people who make a New Year's resolution wherever to join a gym and get fit, go on a diet and loses weight or quit smoking cigarettes soon find their level of commitment and determination starting to wane and their personal goal moving further away rather than closer .
Making a commitment is however the first step and if you have decided to stop smoking New Year's Day but then quickly give it to temptation and begin smoking another cigarette then you need to learn from your mistake and begin the whole process of quitting smoking again until you finally succeeded.
One way to stay committed is to have a list of strong reasons to stop smoking and then to know what the benefits of stopping smoking are.
One of the first benefits you will notice will be the amount of money you save. Smoking is an expensive habit that gets more expensive each year and once you stop smoking you will have more money to do and have some of the things that you always wanted but could not afford.
Another benefit is that you will not have to stand around outside in the cold, wind or the rain during the winter months, plan your day around your nicotine habit or feel uncomfortable in situation were you can not smoke.
The most important benefit that comes after giving up smoking will be the health benefits that begin to occur after you smoke your last cigarette. These include an overall improvement in health and energy levels as your body begins the process of repairing itself after the damage caused by smoking.
However stopping smoking will be one of the hardest things you do all year or in your entire life for that matter and to increase the chances of success it is important to plan ahead before you stop smoking and make sure you are prepared and have decided on the stop smoking method or product you plan to use.
Smoking cessation methods and products include NRT products such as the nicotine patch, gum or inhaler or alternative methods such as acupuncture, aromatherapy or hypnosis but which ever way you choose to stop smoking it will be the most important factor on your side.