It's a struggle that many endure for years as part of an effort to better their physical and mental health, as well as that of people who surround them.
Researchers at Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine report that, statistically, Latinos have a particularly difficult time dealing with depressive symptoms that occur as a result of smoking cessation.
However, in a study, they revealed that having a supportive partner helped to alleviate such feelings of sadness.
"Latino smokers who are depressed and/or those without a partner may need to be connected to additional supportive resources to successfully quit smoking," said senior author Belinda Borrelli, Ph.D.
The path to betterment and spiritual growth is different for everyone, and so individuals must seek out what helps them the most for their unique situation.
Some people may do well to try Ilchi Lee's techniques, which allow users to eliminate negativity in their brains while embracing positivity.