Did you know that by simply writing a goal down on paper you increase your odds of achieving that goal between 20-40%? Don’t over think this step -- just do it. Write down WHY your quitting chewing tobacco, WHEN you want to be tobacco free (90 days is a good goal), and a couple key steps to get the job done
We reached out to a long-time Grinds user, Leif, to give you insight on what it’s like to quit and how Grinds has helped him overcome his life-long addiction!
How hard is it to quit nicotine? The truth is that you can’t quit anything overnight and quitting nicotine is mentally and physically hard. But, the first step -- the one that leads to quitting nicotine completely once and for all -- you can complete by the time you finish reading this article: make the damn decision.
We have previously discussed how improving your skills and/or getting the right tools can make a new habit (such as keeping a nicotine alternative product on you at all times) easier & more consistent. But when neither of those approaches work, there’s one last option: scale the desired behavior WAY back. Make it so small and so simple it would be ridiculous not to do it.
Motivation is complex, because it can move you toward a desired behavior, or away from it. This can lead to a psychological tug-of-war.
In this article, you’ll learn how to take control of the way your mind thinks about chewing tobacco and override the way it automatically associates certain times and places dipping. This may sound impossible, but it’s actually easier than you might think!
The goal of this article is to help you understand what will happen when you quit so you can be aware of the common experiences, mentally and physically, and ultimately overcome them and reach your goal: a tobacco-free, nicotine-free, stress-free healthier life!
When deciding which type of caffeinated beverage is best, we think it’s best to consider a couple of different factors. In this article, we’ll look at caffeine levels and the ability to regulate caffeine with these different types of drinks. In next week’s post, we’ll consider calories and price.
Contrary to popular belief, motivation is NOT the key to long term behavior change. It plays an important role, but it’s not the star of the show because it can’t be counted on. You want someone in the leading role who shows up every time, someone who is consistent and dependable. Right? Then, we’re here to tell you: don’t count on your motivation levels alone.
Tobacco and nicotine users have always been treated differently from those who don’t share their habit. If you’ve ever had to explain the bulge in your lip to a stranger or defend the use of your spit can at work, you know all too well the scrutiny that can accompany your nicotine addiction.