jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007

Quitting Smoking In Simple Terms By Jonescarp

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on Dec 27, 2008
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If you are considering quitting smoking, you might want to re-address your perceptions of quitting.


We have heard over and over that quitting is hard and next to impossible.

BUT, please try to grasp this concept,


"It will be as easy or hard as you make it in your mind. "

What your mind believes is reality for you.


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You do not have to want to quit BUT, You DO have to DECIDE to quit.

You will be emotionally uncomfortable for awhile at those times you would have normally smoked.


WHY WE CONTINUE(D) TO SMOKE

I believe it is our memories that make us keep smoking.

Sure, the nicotine keeps us coming back every waking hour but, the memory of every cigarette we ever smoked is rolling around in our heads.

Yes, that means the ones you snuck out of church to have....

The one after every meal....

When your kids were born....

When your mom died....

We continue to smoke without thinking.

Every cigarette you smoked is associated with a memory and feeling.

When those individual feelings come back, you want to smoke.

Does that make sense?



THREE->WHY THIS WORKS
To successfully quit, you have to break the pattern for awhile each time you would have normally smoked, and you learn to think differently.

This is actually very easy.

I realized that quitting smoking was just a decision the third day of my quit.


Once you grasp these concepts, and, make them what you believe, you are on the way to changing the habit.

Each time you don't smoke strengthens you knowing you can stop smoking.



So Do It!! It is in your power!

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