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Ways To Reward Yourself Instead of Smoking

Updated on December 1, 2016

Reward Myself Without Smoking

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FREE Video Lesson to stop smoking at

Please give me Ideas of how you reward yourself (without smoking) These are some ideas of rewards!!!

Grow your own flowers!

Pet your dog or cat or talk to them ..they do understand!

Planting and caring for a living thing is a wonderful growth experience!

Start your own garden with herbs, fruits and or vegetables.

Go to the zoo

Take a trip to the art museum

Take a walk in the park

Buy a new CD or DVD

Burn a scented candle

Get your hair done

Take a candlelit bubble bath

Go on a scenic bike ride

Take a walk in the countryside

Listen to relaxing music

Read a good book

Listen to a good book

Go to a movie

Rent an old favorite movie

Buy a new book and get lost in reading it!

Sign up for a course at a local college

Contribute time, treasure or talent to a local charity

Learn to use the computer, or become more proficient at it

Get a manicure

Get a pedicure

Paint a room in your home a vibrant new shade

Make curtains for a bright new look

Buy a new top

Buy a new pair of shoes

Go to the opera or symphony

Send yourself flowers...anonymously!

Adopt a pet

Study a 2nd language

Go to the library

Teach a child to read

Take up a new sport

Sew something

Take up woodworking

Learn a craft

Paint a picture

Go to the park with a sketchpad and sketch your world!

Volunteer for Big Brothers or Big Sisters

Volunteer for any good cause!

Bake cookies and deliver them to the local fire-house (be on the look out for hunks!)

Arrange a choral group to go sing at a local nursing home

Spend the day reading to the seniors at a nursing home

Do a random act of kindness

Soup kitchen duty

Go skydiving (yikes!)

Celebrate major Milestone reaching rewards:

A weekend at a bed and breakfast

A Spa Weekend

A full day of beauty and makeover

A new piece of jewelry

A new car

A 2nd Honeymoon

Build and equip a home gym

Put in a new pool

Begin your own business

Look for a new job

Pursue a new dream!

Splurge on a new coat

Take an exotic vacation

Visit an historic place

OR, how about a new “breakout” reward

Go skydiving (yikes again!)

Sing the national anthem at a sporting event

Try something you never thought you could do!

Join Myspace

Join Facebook

Make a hubpage ...Hubpages are kind of addictive once you do your first one!!


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    • mslizzee profile image


      8 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      Well, I just started eating and I haven't stopped :)

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      im really glad that im not the only one going through the stress of quitting smoking.

      although its my first day im finidng it hard, but reading all of the above, i hope that i can be happy and be a non-smoker.

      i spent at least £20 a week on smoking, and reading this makes me think that, that amount of money could be spent on nice things for me.

      i just hope that i can stick to it.

    • Lela Bryan profile imageAUTHOR

      Lela Bryan 

      10 years ago from Alameda, CA

      You are so right DeeJaynyc... Smoking is a very expensive habit!


    • deejaynyc profile image


      10 years ago from New York City

      Hi Lela,

      As you know, cigarettes in NYC have skyrocketed up to $10 a pack! I smoke a pack a day!!!! The math is easy, but the reality is quite harsh: Each month I continue to smoke is another month I throw away -- burn up, if you will -- $300 - $310!!!! Urgh!*(3@! (Explicative, hopefully sufficiently masked...) One of the things I've been wanting lately is a new computer. By ditching this habit, I'd could -- without doing anything else -- easily get a VERY tricked out machine in about 10 months. (By adding some other positive activities to that, I'll be able to get it even faster.)

      What do I want more than that next smoke? A VERY tricked out computer and wide screen monitor (yesterday!).

      Peace and Love,


    • Lela Bryan profile imageAUTHOR

      Lela Bryan 

      10 years ago from Alameda, CA

      I am glad you like it Misty!!

    • mistyhorizon2003 profile image

      Cindy Lawson 

      10 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      This will be so cool Lela, I can't wait and I love your course so far. I feel truly confident this will work :)

    • Lela Bryan profile imageAUTHOR

      Lela Bryan 

      10 years ago from Alameda, CA


      The best news is that you don't need willpower with this program and also you will learn how be around friends that drink and smoke and not be affected by them!!


    • mistyhorizon2003 profile image

      Cindy Lawson 

      10 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      If our friends are smokers will it be difficult to spend time socially with them at first, especially after a few alcoholic drinks (as my willpower tends to die a death if I have a drink)?

    • mistyhorizon2003 profile image

      Cindy Lawson 

      10 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Hey Lela, have checked out your site, and have to admit the content has really convinced me you can help me, and the testimonials are great. Really need to give your course a try ASAP, and even have convince my Hubby that this looks like our best chance. Thanks :)

    • Lela Bryan profile imageAUTHOR

      Lela Bryan 

      10 years ago from Alameda, CA

      Yes you will Misty,

      There is more to life than the next cigarette!! You will see ..It is a gradual process to stop smoking.

      To read more about being happy about stopping smoking go to

      Thanks for your comments Mistyhorizon


    • mistyhorizon2003 profile image

      Cindy Lawson 

      10 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Wow Lela, great suggestions all round. I only hope that I will soon be one of the happy bands of people that have quit after taking your course, and can give myself some of these rewards. Thanks :)

    • desert blondie profile image

      desert blondie 

      11 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

      I put the $$ I would have spent on cigarettes in a big glass jar on kitchen counter. Watching those bucks add up helped make me realize what a jerk I'd been to smoke, and let me fantasize about how I'd treat myself with the money I saw adding up! Became addicted to facials with cigarette money! had never had one earlier in my life...thought they were too expensive...boy did I have some messed up economic/nicotine addicted priorities!


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