Whether you are using Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Hypnosis or just Cold Turkey, these strategies and hints are for aiding you to stop smoking and are sure to assist you in helping your neurology change and thus enable you to quit smoking with ease.
When people smoke, more than half of what they breathe is fresh air – pulled through the cigarette right down into the lungs.
Next, think now of all the reasons you don’t like smoking, the reasons that it’s bad and the reasons you want to stop smoking (Link here: Nicotine Overdose Symptoms | Health Guide HQ).
I want you recall 4 times when you thought to yourself “I’ve gotta quit”, or that you felt disgusted about smoking. Take a moment now to come up with 4 different times that you felt that you have to quit or were disgusted by smoking.
Have a think to yourself about the consequences of you not quit smoking now, if you just carry on and on. Imagine it, what will happen if you carry on smoking. Imagine yourself in 6 months time, a years time, even 5 years time if you do not quit smoking now. Next, imagine how much better is your life going to be when you stop smoking. Really imagine it’s months from now and you successfully stopped. In your mind, imagine stepping in to that non-smoking version of you and feel how it feels to be a non-smoker.
Smokers are accustomed to smoking in certain situations. Throw away ashtrays, old lighters and anything that you used to associate with smoking. Make your environment conducive to stopping smoking.
When you stop the body goes through a big change. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (ideally bottled) to help wash out your system.
Allow yourself to fully remember now a time when you felt very deep ecstasy, pleasure or bliss, right now. Okay, stop and relax. Go ahead do that now, squeeze thumb and finger and remember that good feeling.
Your commitment to stopping smoking for the rest of your life can be made much easier by talking about it to friends and family and letting them support you. You really did quit.
Some people talk themselves into smoking, especially if they encounter a stressful situation and in the past they used to deal with it by smoking. If those old thoughts pop into your head, shout the word “STOP” in your head, to stop the thoughts from progressing. So say “STOP” and steer clear of old slippery slopes.
Keep on using your brain, stretching it and helping your self, running through these exercises time after time; you are sure to be able to make it easier and easier and successfully stop smoking for good.