10 How to Quit Smoking Tips
When you decide to quit smoking, you will need to practice some basic, common-sense methods in order to increase your chances of success and to get the benefits of quitting smoking.
1/ You will want to share your decision to stop smoking with everyone who is close to you: husband, wife, children, parents, and friends. You want to do this to elicit their support, and you don’t want them to keep offering you cigarettes that will tempt you to fall off the wagon and start smoking again. This is like any other bad habit, you stand a better chance if you don’t come in contact with the object of your smoking habit.
2/ When you are at work, don’t go out and stand with your smoking buddies.
It’s the same thing if you want to be more positive in that you don’t go hang out with folks who are always negative. It rubs off, and standing in a smoky space is more temptation to pull you back into the habit of putting a cigarette in your mouth.
3/ Find a quit smoking partner. It is always easier to do things in pairs. You will both be experiencing the same types of issues. This will give you someone to talk to and keep both of you on track. Then when the going gets tough, you will have someone who will be there to get you through it. Make sure it’s a reciprocal relationship. You will wind up with a really good friend, and stand a better chance of staying on track.
4/ If you don’t want to go cold turkey, pick out something that will aid you on your trek. This can include pharmaceutical treatments like a nicotine patch, gum or pills or an all natural remedy like a stop smoking audio hypnosis program which has been shown to be the best way to quit smoking.
5/ Throw out any old packs of cigarettes you are holding on to “just in case”, and hide your lighter and matches. Even if you use them to light the stove, you want to eliminate visual cues that will cause you to go looking for cigarettes in the middle of the night.
6/ At parties, social gatherings and the like, you will want to stay in the no smoking section. If you’re on the phone, in a crowded area or just standing next to a smoker, you will want to move geographically away from that person. They are walking, standing and smiling temptation, so you’ll want to avoid it where possible.
7/ If your willpower sags, and the craving gets really obnoxious and persistent, take a walk, mop the floor or do anything else that’s physical. If you’re an exercising type person, this idea will be easy to implement as your brain releases the feel-good energy that will help keep you aimed in the right direction.
8/ Carry gum, lollypops or hard candy with you, and when you feel the urge to smoke, replace it with one of these. If you’re into healthy food instead of sugar, eat carrots or celery which is crunchy, good tasting and replaces that feeling of holding a cigarette which can reduce the effects of smoking.
9/ Create a quit smoking timeline. Write down all the times when you smoke and then develop a plan where you begin to replace one cigarette smoking activity with one healthy activity, like deep breathing exercises, situps or pushups, or taking a walk around the block.
10/ Consider contacting and book a hypnosis session with a qualified hypnotherapist that specializes in how to quit smoking.
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