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Use your strengths and skills to quit smoking

Take some time to identify the strengths you have and how you can use them to quit smoking.

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Everyone has strengths. These are the skills, talents, knowledge and personal traits that help a person achieve their life goals. Achieving smoke-free living is a life goal (and an extremely important one!!). Therefore, a person can use their strengths to achieve the goal of eliminating tobacco from their life. 

When asked what strengths they have, many people can’t easily identify them, or may even be unaware of them. 

Take some time to identify the strengths you have and how you can use them to quit smoking. If you have difficulty identifying your strengths, refer to the list below. 

For example, if one of your strengths is that you are creative, instead of smoking you can do something creative like drawing, painting or creative writing. Or, if one of your strengths is that you are good at planning you can use this strength to plan your quit strategy.

 

Some strengths and skills to consider

Adaptable
Adventurous
Ambitious
Analytical
Assertive
Capable
Communicator
Compassionate
Confident
Conscientious
Cooperative
Courageous
Creative
Critical thinker
Curious
Daring
Dedicated
Deliberate
Dependable
Determined
Eager
Energetic
Farsighted
Flexible
Generous
Hard working
Healthy
Idealistic
Imaginative
Independent
Innovative
Intelligent
Inventive
Logical
Mature
Methodical
Negotiator
Optimistic
Organized
Passionate
Patient
People person
Perseverance
Planner
Practical
Precise
Problem solver
Progressive
Project-oriented
Purposeful
Rational
Realistic  
Reflective  
Reliable
Resilient
Resourceful
Responsible
Results-oriented
Self-aware
Self-controlled
Self-directed
Sensible
Spiritual
Strong-minded
Task-oriented
Thoughtful
Trustworthy
Versatile
Wise




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