September 15, 2021
Want to make a quit attempt for Stoptober? Get your personal quit plan with Kwit, our quit smoking application! Believe in yourself, you can do it!
Every year since 2012, the Stoptober campaign has been held in October. Its objective is to encourage smokers who wish to quit and guide them through their new life without tobacco. Withdrawal symptoms are strongest during the first month of withdrawal, so if you succeed in this challenge, you will have increased your chances of quitting smoking for good! And what better way than to participate in Stoptober with your personal quit plan? Download Kwit now to get our preparation program and stop smoking on October 1st!
Identifying what motivates you to build your Stoptober quit plan
Since the first Stoptober campaign in 2012, nearly two million people have signed up and taken on the challenge. The event brings together tens of thousands of participants each year to help each other quit smoking.
However, everyone has different reasons for embarking on this journey. Speaking of which, what made you decide to take the plunge? The first preparation step is to identify what motivates you to make a quit attempt.
Why did you decide to take on this quit smoking challenge? Reasons may vary, for instance:
You've been thinking about quitting smoking for a long time and felt this was the perfect opportunity to take the plunge.
Your loved ones challenged you to quit this month.
You want to prove to yourself that you can do it.
The strength of numbers has motivated you.
You are doing it for health reasons.
Once you've identified what motivates you, you can work on strengthening it. This way, you'll give yourself the best chance of quitting smoking for good during this Stoptober edition.
Do you think you need help identifying what motivates you? Why don’t you try our stop smoking preparation program? It will help you see things more clearly!
Plan personal strategies to quit and stay motivated during this stop smoking challenge
Keep in mind the reasons that motivated you to embark on this Stoptober adventure. Whatever inspired you to participate in this stop smoking challenge will also encourage you to pursue your goals and resist the withdrawal symptoms during your cessation. Just like a car’s engine, motivation needs to be nurtured. That's why, once you've identified what motivates you, it's necessary to reinforce it.
There are many alternatives to do so, like:
Believing in yourself and trusting your abilities. Think about what you have already achieved in your life. You are strong enough to face Stoptober!
Learning from your mistakes. There are no setbacks in life; only valuable lessons teaching us something. Instead of feeling guilty when you relapse, try to understand what drove you to smoke. Kwit will help you do that!
Never giving up. To resist during difficult moments, focus on all the benefits your smoking cessation will bring you in the short, medium, and long term. This will make it easier to keep your goal in sight.
Reflecting on all aspects of your smoking dependence, thanks to your quit plan. Perhaps smoking gives you a sense of well-being. Yet, you are setting yourself up for a lot of damage: to your mental and physical health.
Celebrating every accomplishment. Kwit is the ideal partner! You will be able to set and achieve your goals and reach new levels!
Picturing yourself as a non-smoker. Imagine your life after a month or even a year without smoking. Think about the savings you've made, the benefits of quitting smoking. This vision will motivate you and make this scenario more likely to happen.
Your personal quit plan to prepare for Stoptober and take action
Quitting smoking during Stoptober forces you to give up old habits and adopt new ones, more in line with the life you want to lead.
Motivation is essential to take action, but discipline is necessary to keep going in the long run. You need to integrate these new habits into your routine so that they become a part of you. This process can take time, but starting it during Stoptober gives you an advantage: strength in numbers.
So, to prepare yourself and be successful in the Stoptober challenge, you can:
Change the habits that lead you back to smoking.
Establish a new routine, one that is more in line with the life you want to live.
Find support from other participants through the great group dynamic that surrounds this event.
Our quit smoking program was designed to help you. It’s a personal quit plan adapted to your needs. You will then learn self-observation to reflect on your smoking habits and find ways to replace them with healthier habits more in line with the life you want to live.
Although part of this program is available for free, you can always subscribe to get the most out of it! A free 7-days trial of the Premium version is available, so you can follow our entire plan to stop smoking before Stoptober.
The strength of numbers helps you during Stoptober
Quitting smoking during Stoptober will bring you one last advantage: the group dynamic. Every year, more than 100,000 people take the opportunity to quit during October. Together, you can help and motivate each other to fight smoking cravings and finally change the habit.
If you are looking to have support at any time of the day, then the Kwit app is what you need! We encourage you to download it now and join the Kwitters community and our support group! This support group is all about caring, and you'll find people at all stages of the quitting journey willing to share their experiences and best advice.
Kwit truly has everything you need to feel supported at any time of the day or night. With our quit smoking application, you will be equipped to face this stop smoking challenge and make it a success story!
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