Powerful Hints to Stop Smoking
Whether you are using Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Hypnosis or just Cold Turkey, these strategies and hints for aiding you in stopping smoking are sure to assist. It is up to you to ensure that you do these things to really enhance what you are doing, more effort you put into these exercises, easier it is to stop smoking for good.
Powerful Hint 1.
Being a smoker is like cycling with stabilisers attached to wheels, you can find it hard to be balanced without smoking. Now, when you cycle freely again, natural balance returns.
When people smoke, more than half of what they breathe is fresh air - pulled through cigarette right down into lungs. So if you feel any cravings you can instantly overcome them by taking three deeper breaths. Imagine breathing from that space just below your belly button. Whenever you do this you put more oxygen into your bloodstream. This means you can use deep breaths to change way you feel instantly and give you power over way you feel and help you let go of those old cravings and thus making it easier to stop smoking.
Powerful Hint 2
Next, think now of all reasons you don't like smoking, reasons that it's bad and reasons you want to stop smoking. Write down key words on a piece of paper. For example, you experience breathlessness, it's dirty, filthy and your clothes smell, your friends and family are concerned and it's expensive, unsociable and so on. Then, on other side of paper, write down all reasons why you'll feel good when you've succeeded in stopping. You'll feel healthier, you’ll feel in control of your self, your senses are enhanced, your hair and clothes will smell fresher and so on. Whenever you need to, look at that piece of paper.
Powerful Hint 3
Next, we are going to programme your mind to feel disgusted by cigarettes. I want you recall 4 times when you thought to yourself "I've gotta quit", or that you felt disgusted about smoking. Maybe you just felt really unhealthy, or your doctor told you in a particular tone of voice 'You've got to quit' or somebody you know was badly affected by 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.
Remember each of those times, one after another, as though they are happening now. I want you to keep going through those memories and make them as vivid as possible. The more vivid you make those memories, easier it will be to stop smoking. See what you saw, hear what you heard and feel how you felt. I want you to take a few minutes now to keep going through those memories again and again, overlap each memory with next until you are totally and utterly disgusted by cigarettes.
Powerful Hint 4
Have a think to yourself about consequences of you not stopping smoking now, if you just carry on and on. Imagine it, what will happen if you carry on smoking. What are consequences? Imagine yourself in 6 months time, a years time, even 5 years time if you do not stop smoking now. Think of all detrimental effects of not stopping right now and how a simple decision you make today can make such an impact on your future.
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. Smoking is a thing of past, something you used to do. Keep that feeling with you and imagine having it tomorrow, and for rest of next week. In your mind, imagine stepping in to that non-smoking version of you and feel how it feels to be a non-smoker.
Powerful Hint 5
Also, your mind is very sensitive to associations, so it's very important that you have a clear out and remove all tobacco products from your environment. Move some of furniture in your house and at work. Smokers are accustomed to smoking in certain situations. So, for example, if you used to smoke on telephone at work move phone to other side of desk. Throw away ashtrays, old lighters and anything that you used to associate with smoking. Make your environment conducive to stopping smoking.
Powerful Hint 6
Smokers sometimes use their habit to give themselves little breaks during day. Taking a break is good for you, so carry on taking that time off - but do something different. Walk round block, have a cup of tea or drink of water, or do some of techniques on this programme. In fact, if possible drink a lot of fruit juice. When you stop smoking body goes through a big change. The blood sugar levels tend to fall, digestion is slowed down and your body starts to eject tar and poisons that have accumulated. Fresh fruit juice contains fructose which restores your blood sugar levels, vitamin C which helps clear out impurities and high levels of water and fibre to keep your digestion going. Also try to eat fruit every day for at least two weeks after you have stopped.