Quit Smoking.

If only I could quit smoking... When I was a smoker I used to say these words to myself on a regular basis.

However, I had a stockpile of excuses and reasons not to give up smoking big enough to sink a battlesship:

Christmas is just around the corner, I'll gain weight, I don't enjoy a drink without a cigarette, it's a social thing, (this was 12 years ago) I'll get bored, I'll become more tense... Any of these sound familiar?

I'm not going to patronise you or mislead you, I was a heavy smoker for more years than I care to remember and it's not easy giving up anything you've become so accustomed to, never mind an addiction.

Let me give you a bit of hope. Just by reading this article you are half way towards quitting. The reason? You are exhibiting the desire to quit and desire is a very powerful thing.

I could give you a thousand reasons why you SHOULD quit but I'd be wasting both your's and my time. You see, I used to think about these reasons constantly, I'd even write them down in an effort to galvanize myself to stop smoking, I knew I SHOULD quit smoking BUT still I never did, it was all just wishful thinking.

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How did I do it then?

I'm going to tell you the story in full but there are a couple of key elements to it:

Firstly, keep the fact that you are quitting low-key, no-one likes to be classed as weak-willed or a failure and why give yourself added pressure?

Do it one hour at a time, whenever you get the craving, promise yourself you'll see out the current hour before having a cigarette. You'll be amazed at how soon these hours build into days and weeks.

Don't be too hard on yourself, if you succomb after say 6 hours, congratulate yourself on your willpower for lasting 6 hours and just try again.

wealthnugget4u:- Quit smoking: You will never quit smoking by just cutting down. Be honest with Yourself, you either want to be a smoker or a non-smoker. Which one do you want to be?

If possible, try to avoid environments that are going to increase your craving, at least for a week or two until you've built up some resistence to the bad habit.

"All men are tempted. Their is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation put in the right spot. " Henry Ward Beecher. American speaker and social reformer. (1813-1887)


I'm going to tell you a story, it's a true one and hopefully it will help you in your fight agaist your own particular bad habbit. I used to be a twenty a day smoker, I genuinely enjoyed it, that's what made it so difficult to give up. However, twelve years ago I inadvertantly stumbled across a method for breaking bad habbits and addictions and today I'd like to share it with you. The method just came to me about two months after I'd attended a self hypnosis seminar. The seminar was in no way related to quitting smoking but I've always had the feeling that the self hypnosis helped me in some way.

Regards Andy.

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