It’s a great and welcome NHS initiative to motivate people around the country to stop smoking, using the power of ‘together we are stronger’. Welcome to Stoptober, the 28 day challenge to stop smoking during October.
It’s true, doing any task together motivates, gives us more strength and in some cases brings out our competitive side, “If they can do it, then so can I”.
I hope many people will take part in this and will be able to free themselves from cigarettes, and as a ex-smoker I can assure you, life will feel and taste so much better – you will be amazed to rediscover the real taste of food!
So do it! You will succeed, not because you are doing it together, nor because you want to show you can, but because it’s what you want and because you know you can.
You are so much stronger than you think, so much stronger that any cigarette in the world!
Take control of your life, it is in your hands and there is no space for cigarettes any more
Of course, if you need any more words of encouragement and a little help to bring your own inner power out, you also have a not-so-secret weapon.