The Subtle Benefits of Quitting Smoking
Everyone knows your health will improve when you quit smoking, but the benefits don’t end there. In fact, that’s just the beginning. When you put out that last cigarette, you will start to notice important, but subtle, benefits in almost every aspect of your life.
When you want to smoke but successfully choose not to, you bolster your self-confidence and self-pride. You realize that, if you can do this, you can do almost anything. Your confidence soars, your mood lifts, and you feel more empowered than you have in a long time. Next time a difficult situation arises, you will have the evidence you need to say, “It might be hard, but I can do this!”. You are no longer a victim of addiction. You are a victor. That’s priceless.
Your perception changes, as well. Knowing firsthand the difficulties involved in such a substantial change, you may begin to see others who are struggling with similar issues with more compassion and empathy. You might want to reach out and help those who are going where you’ve already been.
Quitting smoking brings so many positive health benefits that you might find a new desire growing within you to make all your habits healthy ones. You can breathe easier, so you start to think about joining a gym or taking up running. You find yourself cutting down on soda and pizza and opt for more vegetables and fruits. One positive change often starts a cascade that leads to a whole new way of being.
Not spending so much money every month on cigarettes opens up new possibilities. You know that the extra money you now have can be used to pay off debts, save for a special vacation, finance an education, help those less fortunate, or just give you a bit more flexibility in your spending. The point is that you now have more options than you had before. It’s almost like giving yourself a raise!
While improved health is certainly a reason to quit smoking, the unseen benefits are just as amazing. That one simple decision to quit can change how you view yourself and others, and it can open up a whole world of new possibilities.
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