Blog Post created by dr_hurt on Apr 30, 2013

Spring is coming!


Warm weather is on the way!  Many of us in the snow covered states have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to get outdoors for a bit of sunshine.  This can be an exciting and hopeful prospect, especially when trying to stop smoking.  Keeping busy and distracted with pleasurable activities can be a great strategy as part of a plan to quit, and springtime affords many opportunities:


  • Get out your bike and have it tuned up.
  • Hunt down your favorite walking shoes.
  • Dig up your gardening supplies.
  • Sign up for tennis (golf?) lessons.
  • Untangle your fishing poles.
  • Tackle a spring cleaning project.


Spring can be a time for optimism, with sunshine and warmer weather bringing positive thoughts and motivation for making a change.  Remember that merely thinking positively can improve your quality of life and also your attempt to become tobacco-free.  Being the sort of person that sees the glass as half-full can lead to all sorts of possibilities, and getting some physical activity has a positive impact on your mood.


Take advantage of springtime and all the great ideas shared on becomeanex.org.