So you have stuck it out through the good the bad and the downright ugly – congratulations!
I've you've been quit for a little while you've likely started to enjoy the health and financial benefits. You're a non-smoker.
How to embrace being a non-smoker and stay quit for good:
You know what your triggers are and how to avoid them.
You aren’t phased when you are out with mates who still smoke.
You know that a slip-up isn’t the end of the world! It doesn’t have to lead back into full-time smoking.
You’ve found new ways to manage stress.
You actually call yourself a non-smoker or an ex-smoker.
You’ve accepted that you might still get cravings out of the blue. They can still pop up when you are in a situation or place where you used to smoke – so watch out and be ready.
You have an emergency plan – to call a friend or walk around the block – just in case.
You know what your warning signs are and will get help if they start to build up.
You appreciate your body recovering and all the benefits that come with it.
You will reward yourself for what you have achieved. Use the money you’ve saved to spoil yourself with a holiday or some new clothes.
You’re officially a non-smoker now!