People have lots of reasons for smoking. Some of them are a little hard to admit,
but being honest with yourself is a big part of the decision to change your smoking.
Most people have more than one reason for smoking, and sometimes the reason changes
depending on the situation.
You make hundreds of decisions every day. You decide what time to wake up. What
to eat for breakfast. What to wear to school. Whether or not to finish your homework.
All of these little decisions add up and can have a big impact on your day. If you
wake up late, skip breakfast, and didn't do your homework, chances are it's going
to be a rough morning!
Your decisions—good and bad—also affect your health. And the choices you make about
your health add up over time.
The decisions you make today about how you're going to treat your body will stay
with you for the rest of your life. For example, you probably chose to brush your
teeth today. Maybe you brushed because you don't want your breath to stink or don't
want your teeth to be yellow. The daily decision to brush your teeth adds up to
a healthier mouth with fewer cavities, which means you are less likely to lose your
teeth and need dentures. Yeah, dentures. Choices and decisions add up.
We each have our own decision-making style. Sometimes we make great choices, and
other times our choices are harder to stand by. Knowing what type of decision maker
you are can help you see what works and what doesn't when you make your next decision.