How to Stay Motivated

I’m sure we have all said it before, those famous words “new year, new me”. You start January full of motivation and excitement for the new year ahead, then you find yourself mid-January creeping back into old habits and before you know it that motivation is a distant memory.

The same can be said for quitting smoking. Most people start on their quit journey full of emotion and motivation but jumping in and going it alone can be a recipe for disaster.

Here are our top tips to staying motivated and successfully quitting smoking:

  • Choose a quit date – this will be the beginning of your life as a non-smoker. When deciding on the date, think about a day that would be best for you. Maybe a day you usually smoke less? A day you are busy with other things to think about instead of smoking.
  • Get prepared – clean out and put away any ashtrays (including the car if you have one). The preferred option is to get rid of any, tobacco or cigarettes, lighters, cigarette tins and other objects that may remind you about smoking. If you don’t feel ready to completely get rid of these things just put them away somewhere out of sight and reach for now.
  • Download My Quit Route – This free downloadable app works with all android and iPhone’s. It’s free to download and takes 5 minutes to get yourself set up. You can plan your quit journey and get 24/7 support in the palm of your hand.
  • Last but not least: get the right support.  You are 3x more likely to quit successfully with the help of the Stop Smoking Service, Call us today on 0800 013 0553.