It is safe to assume that by enrolling in this program, you are trying (or someone else wants you) to quit nicotine. You may be looking forward to the health benefits that you, your coworkers, your family, and even your pets will receive if you quit. On the other hand, you may be looking forward to saving money, increasing your freedom, or even improving your appearance. Everyone has a different motivation for quitting, and reminding yourself of these goals will help you stay on track. As you move through this lesson, try making a list of every reason you want to quit. If you need help getting started, ask yourself the following questions:
What are the negatives to my nicotine addiction?
What do I miss out on because of nicotine?
What does my use of nicotine do to my family, friends, pets, or myself?
How will my life improve if I quit nicotine?
Once you have your list, keep it with you at all times. Whenever you are struggling, read it over again. Keep your priorities in mind to avoid falling back into old habits.