- by C.C.
To Quit Cold Turkey
Whether you’re trying to quit smoking or give up soda, making a resolution that provides you with no wiggle room is unlikely to succeed, says Sonya Zappone, a life coach and author of The Soul Doesn’t Need a Million Dollars. “You are human and restriction creates resistance and deprivation,” she explains. That resistance can result in being drawn to even worse behaviors. Instead, “create healthy substitutes for bad habits” rather than leaving a void in your life by trying to go cold turkey.