Being happy is the key to happiness
You can learn to be happy. There's tons of advice on the web about how to find happiness, but it's not exactly a location on Google Maps. It's a matter of changing your thinking really. In my opinion, you are born happy. Sometimes we just lose it along the way. If you want to be happy, let go of what you think you know. Make a plan of your own.
- Write down specific goals that you can use to measure your success.
- Tell you friends what you are doing. You might even want to blog about it.
- Create a strategy to follow everyday. Keep it simple. Maybe try:
- smile at yourself every time you see yourself in a mirror
- Do one thing every day that will make someone else happy
- think about what brings you joy and be thankful
- Make having fun part of your plan
Quitting is the key to being quit
Let's face it. You want to quit. There's tons of advice, on this site and around the web, about how to quit smoking. It's a matter of changing your thinking really. If you want to be free from tobacco, the secret is in the first step. Make quitting your own experience. Read everything you can find about quitting, then pick what you think will work for you. Read everything; pick a plan. Tailor it to your own needs as you go.
- Write down specific goals that you can measure your success by.
- Have a plan. Have a toolbox of things to support you, like distractions, quit buddies, material to read, etc.
- Tell your friends what you are doing. Be accountable. You could even write a blog about it.
- Create a strategy for every day. Keep it simple. Remember: believe in the moment; with a plan, I can.
- Believe in yourself. Quitting is not complicated. You learned to tie your shoes, didn't you?
- Quit for the moment you're in. If you can quit for 3minutes, do it. Commit to what you believe you can do.
- Stick to the plan. Don't wander around your brain in a panic. In a quit crisis, choose one of your quit tools and use it.
- Stay out of nicotine's way. If you're not near it, you can't smoke it.