If you’re trying to kick that bad habit of smoking but are still struggling to make it stick, you may just need to think outside the box! So, you’ve tried the gum and the patches but you’re still craving that nicotine fix? Check out our list below of some very creative ways that people have successfully kicked their nasty habit for good!
Reach out to Social Media
Over the past few years, I’m sure you’ve seen a bunch of photos popping up in your Facebook News Feed that read something like this “If I get 1 Million likes my Mum said she would…” – and you can fill in the blank with just about anything from ‘by me a car’ to ‘quit smoking’. While it may seem a little bit out of the ordinary, pressure and perseverance from your peers or loved ones can be a really good motivator to quit smoking!
Nowadays, it’s not considered all that crazy to try hypnotherapy to change various aspects of your lifestyle, from losing weight to quitting smoking, but it’s still a pretty creative and different way to try and break any bad habit. Hypnotherapy has proven to be a successful method of quitting smoking for people all around the world, but it’s important to remember to always undergo this type of treatment with a reputable professional. If you’re thinking that hypnotherapy is the right choice for you, be sure to talk to someone who’s “been there done that” and always research your chosen practitioner before making any final decisions. (Image credit: parade.condenast.com)
If you’re finding it incredibly hard to break the habit of smoking, simply because you miss the social aspect of it or just aren’t ready to give it up, why not try electronic cigarettes? Ecigs are one of the biggest trends of 2014, since celebs like Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio started vaping, of course making it look ever so cool. The great thing about electronic cigarettes is that you can still socially “smoke” without the actual smoke. Companies like BLACKHAWX have released a huge range of cartridges that are available in both nicotine and nicotine-free options, meaning you can wean your way off the ciggies without inhaling the nasty chemicals of traditional smokes or switch straight to the nicotine-free option!
Make a Bet or Pay a Fine
When your word to yourself isn’t good enough, make your resolution stick by vowing to a friend or family member. Make a bet with someone that if you don’t have any cigarettes for the next month they have to take you out to dinner or set up a system at home that whenever you light up you have to add $2 to the ‘smoke jar’ (think ‘swear jar’ with a difference!). When you start emptying your pockets you’ll be amazed at how quickly you quit!
So, if you’re still smoking but want to kick the habit for good, think outside the box and try something a little more creative – you may be surprised by what motivates you to quit!