The plan to stop smoking will bring some interesting changes in your lifestyle. The routine of smoking has to be broken and breaking that routine opens up the possibilities to do things differently.
The extra energy from stopping smoking and the extra time you will have creates a new environment. Change is essential when you stop smoking and finding new interests will help break that habit.
Moving your furniture, rearranging your office space help. Give yourself a new look and feel to your home and workplace. Move your favourite smoking chair away from its usual position; swap the telephone on your desk to the other side. Regular habits of smokers are easily broken and these little changes help break those smoking habits.
Set yourself a new routine for your life. Join a gym and use it. All the time you spend during the day smoking will add to a good hour at the gym. Exercise is good and the extra energy you will have from not smoking will need to be utilised. Running or jogging will keep you fit and your new body will not crave the nicotine any longer. Start your day differently.
Exercise does not have to be strenuous. Either simple workouts, at home or a gym can be wholly beneficial when you stop smoking. Even simple exercises will help release that extra energy you now have.
Of course, creating a new regular exercise regime is not always easy. You developed a smoking habit though and creating and sticking to regular exercise is similar. Habit forming can be good for you. So many people find this an obstacle to a new life but once you start then it becomes easy to continue.
Use your old habits to form the new ones. Instead of smoking a cigarette, go for a short walk or do some stretching exercises for 10 minutes. Once you get started, you will really begin to reap the benefits of stopping smoking.
Keep it regular. Pick the time of day for yourself a stick with it. Do not let the routine slow down. If you join a gym then use it as often as you can. Make time for the gym and keep going.
Mornings are ideal for exercise. During the time of day when your body will be at its best, fully refreshed after a good night’s sleep. The evenings are usually worst. You may be tired after a day at work or have commitments for eating, children or socialising. Set aside the best time of day for your exercise and stick with it.
Exercise uses the body’s natural energy. It is not about making yourself tired. Exercise is the best way to wake yourself up. Blood is pumped around the body and after a good workout; you will find yourself ready to take on the day ahead. Refreshed and ready.
Exercise in the morning lets your plan for the day ahead. Use that time to think about what is ahead for you. Let your exercise routine affect the rest of the day’s activities.
If you are not used to regular exercise then any decent gym will have staff who can help or you can employ the services of a personal trainer. If you have never worked out before and need a start then ask. You may feel intimidated at a gym. Do not be. Most gyms will give you lessons on equipment and plan an exercise regime that is right for you. You will be taught on the safety aspects of gym equipment and helped into an exercise plan.
Swimming is one of the best ways to exercise. It is one of the few activities that can utilise the whole body, giving your arms and legs a good workout as well as improving your body’s suppleness.
Get up half an hour earlier and go for a swim or a jog, or even just a walk. Early mornings are fantastic, as any regular jogger will tell you. There is less traffic and less people around. It truly is a wonderful way to start the day.