You may have heard it said that nicotine is one of the most addictive substances known to humankind. If you’re a smoker, the time to quit is now because as Ali Campbell, world leading life coach, points out, you CAN do it.
The human brain, and especially the subconscious mind, is capable of so much more than we use day to day. Habitually we only use about 10 per cent of our mental capacity and therefore have 90 per cent available to break that habit of smoking. Suddenly it doesn’t seem quite so difficult does it? Once you know how of course.
1. Break all supporting habits
Most smokers really are creatures of habit: you sit in the same chair to smoke, stand in the same part of the garden if you’re unlucky enough to have been exiled from the house when you want a fag, and I even know people for whom the ritual of lighting up behind the wheel is almost as automated as putting on their seatbelt and letting off the handbrake. So, next time you fancy a puff after dinner, go and sit in a different chair and notice how it feels. When you get in the car change your sequence. Put the car in gear, fasten your seatbelt and then the hand brake for a change, basically anything to mix it up a bit and break all those old anchors.
2. Think of something you would never, ever, ever eat, ever!
When it’s safe to do so, close your eyes and picture something you would never eat bigger and brighter than life size. Make it so vivid that you can feel your stomach churn. Now double that feeling and then double it again till you just can’t feel any worse. Then quickly think of a cigarette, and as you picture it double it in size again and again till the very thought of it makes you feel nauseous. Repeat as many times as you need to so that every time you even think of a cigarette you feel sick.
3. Make a list of all the real reasons to quit
Keep reminding yourself why you really want to stop smoking. Write it big and keep it somewhere you can see it all the time, especially in the places you used to smoke. Make a list of all the reasons and read it, if and when you need some support. Ex-smoker Chris, 28, says, “I used to take a picture of my baby daughter with me when I went out. If I was tempted, I’d look at that and knew I wanted to be around and healthy to see her grow up. If that was the choice it really was no contest… I was a non smoker.” Whatever it is that works for you, do it!
It only takes about 72 hours for the nicotine to leave your system so drink plenty of water to flush out your system and fruit juice to balance your blood sugar and in just three days all physical cravings will be gone too.
For more information or to book a session with me go to www.alicampbell.com where I can stop you smoking in just one session.
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