In many ways you can think of quitting smoking as being a lot like learning to ride a bicycle. You didn’t just get on a bike for the first time and go speeding down the road. Somebody had to teach you how it worked, and what to do to stay balanced. When you first started you might have needed extra support from training wheels. You needed a bike that was the right size, shape and design for you. You learned to balance and steer only by doing it.
And of course, you probably fell a few times. Those falls were a part of the learning process, and every time you fell you learned a little bit more. It’s the same with quitting: the more times you do it, the more things you learn that can help you to succeed.
It’s helpful to talk to others with experience of quitting who can tell you how it works and how to succeed. To begin with you might need extra support and help, and a quit plan that’s right for you is important, too.
And just like learning to ride a bike, a fall doesn’t make you a failure. In many ways, quitting is simply learning something new: how to be a non-smoker. Just as it took time for you to learn to smoke, it’s going to take time for you to learn to quit and to live without cigarettes. Be patient with yourself, and you can help yourself to succeed.
So where does this support and knowledge come from? This is what the Nicabate QuitPartner plan provides. It helps you obtain much of the knowledge that other successful quitters worked so hard to get. By putting together your quitting plan and reading the tips and advice provided by Nicabate QuitPartner, you’ll already be way ahead of the game.
Because Nicabate QuitPartner lets you track your moments of temptation, even when you can’t beat temptation you can learn from the experience. Over time you will build up your knowledge of when and where temptation strikes you hardest, so you can avoid those moments more easily.
So, if you do smoke again, remain positive and record the slip with Nicabate QuitPartner. That way we can give you the support and advice you need to help you get back on track and learn from every slip-up.