Want to quit smoking? Great. But…Quitting is never easy. And there’s no method that is 100% efficient. Although you can try different approaches and programs, at the end of the day it all comes to you. It is you who wants to quit smoking and it is you who determines the best way to quit smoking.

1. Motivation

As with all things in life, it is not enough to wish something to happen to make it so. Even top athletes motivate themselves to give even better performance each time they face a challenge. How you motivate yourself is up to you. One thing is certain – you have to be motivated to quit. For some, money is great motivator. Think of all the things you can buy next year if you quit now, just from the money you saved. If you think this is ridiculous, well, think again: if you are pack-a-day smoker, at $5.00 a pack you could save $1825.00 for a single year. And that iPhone 6 Plus you want to have so much costs “only” $799.99.

2. Determination

You have to be determined to do what it takes to quit smoking. Its not different from any other success story. If you want to get promoted, you do whatever it takes to get promoted: you’ll work longest hours, you’ll bring home your work, you’ll make the best presentations… It will be tiresome quest, but eventually, you will be promoted because of the results you came up with. Same analogy can be applied when trying to find the best way to quit smoking. You should try every approach, use every trick in the book, but never give up. If you give up, it means you lack determination to quit, or you are not motivated enough. So – back to square one.

3. Aids and tricks

There are various aids and tricks you could use to help you find the best way for you to quit smoking. Nicotine patches, cheweing gums with nicotine, yoga, snacks… If you think it might work for you – go for it. If it doesn’t – try something else. Even if you think it won’t work for you – try it anyway. You may be surprised. I’ve heard stories from people that were covered in nicotine patches, chewing nicotine enriched gums while smoking their second pack of the day. But I’ve also heard stories about people that quit smoking when told by a doctor to do so if they want to live. Some think that meditation is the key to quit smoking. Once again: the best way to quit smoking is the one that works for you.

To sum up: if you want to find the best way to quit smoking, you will have to resort to a lot of tricks from the bag. Be open-minded, if needs be – try them all. You have to be determined and motivated to quit. Whatever works for you, be determined that you will quit smoking. Find out what motivates you most and try to motivate yourself to quit. It’s never easy, but is definitely worth to try.

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