Smokers, time to take a good look around you. The power of design may be steering the direction of your lifestyle and affect your behavioural habits. You probably have a dedicated space in your home that you label to be a smoking area. Nate Berkus, an interior designer and former smoker weighs in on where design and the process of quitting smoking cross paths.
In order to quit smoking, the area you have already set in your brain to be a smoking area has to change. Nate shares three design tips that go through with the somewhat cleansing procedure:
1. Give The Space You Smoked In A New Purpose
Nate says, “Look at the opportunity you have in your home to use your rooms in a different way,” which basically means you have to repurpose a habit. If you tend to smoke on your kitchen table while smoking, try getting yourself a writing desk faced towards a window for a view. It’ll keep your mind distracted and perhaps even calm yourself down.
2. Remind Yourself Why You Wanted To Quit In The First Place
Nate suggests decorating with things that remind you of why you made the decision to quit, aside from your own health. Frame up pictures of your loved ones, your family and friends. It’ll keep you motivated to stay focused and grounded.
3. Change The Smell Of Your Home
Once you quit smoking, it’s important to remove that stale smoke smell with something else. Have you ever stepped into your car after buying a new car freshener? It just lightens up your mood while driving. Nate says, “It doesn’t matter how much money and time you spend on your throw pillows if your house smells like athletic socks or cigarettes.” Get yourself out of getting used to the smell, you’ll start spotting how bad it smells off other smokers around you too.
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