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.