If there’s one thing I know, it’s that quitting nicotine is hard. Because of this, don’t be afraid to reward yourself as you progress through each day.
At the beginning of my journey, I would always congratulate myself each morning when I woke up. This was just a way of reinforcing myself with some positivity to start the day.
As the days progressed, my rewards would grow in increments. When day 3 came around, I rewarded myself by going to the movies with friends. By the end of the first week, I went to a nice dinner with my parents.
Once I made it through the first two weeks, I cut back on rewards and went about each day like I normally would. However, you don’t need to stop rewarding yourself after the first two weeks if you don’t want to. Again, everyone is different and has different ways of quitting a substance, but just make sure you’re quitting in a safe way and rewarding yourself with healthy things.
Quitting anything is always a challenge, but the outcomes are nothing but positive. There are many other simple things you can try to help you quit nicotine, but if you’re finding that it’s extra difficult, maybe you should give Brooks Healing Center a call. Our licensed team of medical professionals can help you kick your habit while teaching you new, healthier ways of coping so that you can live life as a better version of yourself.