Want to Quit
You want to quit, you have decided! Congratulations! Now learn here how you need to firm this resolve up more, and keep it growing into your new mindset.
You want to quit, you have decided! Congratulations! Now learn here how you need to firm this resolve up more, and keep it growing into your new mindset.
When you are considering your quit smoking pledge, you will need to consider your life now and how you envision it in the future for you to begin success with your quit, and actually quit smoking now. Not only do you need to envision and reflect, but those who love you need to help you see the future ahead and ponder the past with clarity. Often, we remember our past and see our present in a very different way than our loved ones have experienced these moments in time.
Why not bring your friends and family into your quit smoking pledge? They will keep you comforted during your time of change and bring you forward into your new future so that you find your feet during the change of lifestyle. There is no reason to hide from those that you love, as they will be so honored to find time to bring you stories, memories and photos of the time you were a non-smoker. When you were little, and you had the world in your grasp, before nicotine had fought to capture you, you had life leading you in a happy and positive new way. All of these experiences have been lost to your smoking days. When you recapture those memories, you can get them back and push your future into the direction you are entitled to live. There is no reason you need to continue your smoking days, when you have made the decision to quit smoking now.
Listen to your families stories, and envision yourself as you were, when you were actually a non-smoker. You were not born a smoker, so those days before your smoking, were different. Imagine waking up, not having one thought about what you had to do, just a wide array of choices, of fun and creative things you may want to try and do. Your life was just beginning, and you could be anything! Your education was just beginning in life, and you could try to become anything that looked good to you. The days were open, and you were not stuck with being caught up in smoking.
Another way to envision yourself as a non-smoker, is find a picture of yourself before you began smoking. You can see from the picture, all the things that you were before you began your dance with nicotine. Your mind was not captured by the constant need to fill the nicotine monster, but you were able to always see the new things you may want to try, and pursue as a happy person. The smoker in you is unable to move forward quickly, as you are constantly having to break for nicotine, keep cigarettes in supply, and fill your smoking need.
Relying on those you love, and who love you, can be a great way to envision that yes, you were indeed a non-smoker. Now, take a present day picture, you as a compulsive smoker, and compare this view to the non-smoker you were. The fact is, the longer you smoke, the more you are moving in a destructive path for your life goals. Begin again, and commit yourself to quit smoking now, and do it today! Don’t set a date, take the plunge and you will be so glad you did find your strength, and quit smoking now versus later when life has passed you by!
I sometimes think a planned date can begin you into your smoking quit, but when you are really ready, why wait for a date? It is silly when you have committed to yourself, and found your non-smoking brain once again. The day is really not going to be the same for everyone, and sometimes, you have a start non-smoking epiphany on the last moment of the day, and decide then and there you are once again a non-smoker!
The reason the quit works in this case, is you have the resolution to make your quit smoking now decision a reality.
Being a smoker, you know what I am speaking of, the terrible pictures of people who have missing jaw lines, horrible teeth, ugly photos of the burial plot, and even brown lungs. The photos of these eventual results of smoking, do not help smokers quit. It only makes them smoke more.
Why? It is truly a logical approach to help smokers, but really, it only stresses a smoker out more. Have you felt like you needed to smoke more, when you saw these pictures or heard these stories? Of course you did!
The reasons are part of your long term progression to becoming a non-smoker. The stress you feel, is part of the stress of even considering a quit. It is a powerful stop for most smokers. The panic feeling, the sweaty palms, the reality that it really could happen, make most smokers really scared, and unsure if they can do this.
Do not quit. I am here to tell you, you can smoke as much as you want, until you can beat this real feeling of panic and stress. You can even smoke more, if that helps. I want you to make sure you smoke. OK?
Now, next step, is realize that your smokes, pipe or chew is really available, and you do not have to worry about it disappearing. You have some time to work through the emotions of your quit. It is going to be important that you do not make your cigarettes or nicotine form become powerful or valuable to you. Make sure you understand that you have it, and it is there for you. You are not losing anything.
Whew. Now, we can begin the process of thinking about the reality of your new life ahead. It is not a stop, not a end, but a beginning! Truly, there are two addictions you must work through, the nicotine addiction and the beliefs you have built by being a smoker. The nicotine addiction is strong at first, but even larger, is how you justify smoking.
In order to quit, you need to really want to quit, and to begin a new life. Until you do, keep smoking. You will get there eventually!
When you think about smart people, really smart people, do you think of scientists and physicians? Physics professors and economic masters? I think we all have greatness in ourselves, and if we tap into the open parts of our minds, we can accomplish anything. I mean anything.
In order to ensure that any new initiative will be completed, you must find it within yourself before you decide to act on it. This is an important part to the new idea, it must be within your being, your truth, and your experience for this idea to grow and prosper.
If you are starting a new life, will you give up within the first week? Why not move forward with the steps, and take each challenge as another step towards your objective? It will be important for you to find that greatness that you already own, and let it grow.
You will need to rely on your friends, coworkers, family and your doctor to help. You cannot do this alone. Almost all smokers will fail without support. It is human to try to do better on our own, but this is an enormous boulder you are going to push. It will be much easier, much more persistent, if you rely on support from others. Here are some ideas to get you further along:
When you are really having trigger problems, you can’t do it alone. Keep your phone handy, it will help with hand and arm motion issues, and the simple fact of calling someone can get you through the hump.
You need to find a supportive ex-smoker group, and let them know what’s happening. They can let you know what to expect, and how to handle it.
You need to keep all that are willing to listen informed of your great new lifestyle, and how excited you are of the challenge. Don’t let anyone get you down-you need to keep all of the problems and excuses in check, as it is only a matter of perspective. If you have smoking friends, they need to be impressed superman, and you can do that with just a couple of hard first weeks. Go get them!
Sometimes life throws us into a tragic and sad occasion, where we have to stop what we are doing and find some time to grieve, to reflect, or to just be down in the dumps. The change is always unforeseen, even when logic has told us things are headed in this direction, our emotions can be raw. This is really not the best time to quit, right?
Quit during a tragic time, and you will empower yourself to never smoke again. It will make the time even more sparse, more emotional for you, but if you have been planning your quit, and working on the pledge, then, you are going to benefit from this negative news. The change of life is making you re-think your new life ahead, and if you jump into your quit, it will em-brazen you, and empower you to really make it work. The reason is, you are going to be forced to make a mental change, you have no choice. So, why not drag your smoking into that grave as well?
Sometimes a bad event in terms of a career, a business, or a economic change, can be very powerful for a newly acting non-smoker. You can easily pin your non-smoking effort on your new life, and say, because of this tragedy, I have decided to dedicate my Quit to this event. It makes your mind work in new ways, and you will have no trouble thinking about the fact you have nothing to lose by your quit.
The most frightening thing is the new idea that you may not be able to smoke. It starts a panic in your gut, and in your mind your thoughts start to race. You have to do something to find a way to continue to smoke!
The news is frightening to your smoking brain. You have to remember to think about this objectively, and slow down. You are able to still smoke, and do not stop until you are sure to fight this fear. The thing to do, is smoke more and not less! This is crazy, but it works.
Do not give yourself any ammunition to kick your new thought process to the curb, be sure to indulge in your cigarettes. Let yourself smoke like a fiend, until you understand this new process better.
The best way to fight the smoking enemy of your smoking brain, is to know, that you are going to lose nothing, absolutely nothing by quitting. It is not a habit, it is an addiction. It is controlling your life. You are losing out on life, and when you come to this realization, you will want to never smoke again.
It is a powerful transition, and it works for so many. In fact, the new mindset change, the objective and true part to yourself, the non-smoker, has been waiting to speak to you for some time. Despite the excuses, the theories, and the negative mindset you have built up in your brain, it is really who you are. The control of nicotine is truly only with you for no more than 2 weeks. If you can decide to beat this time, you can do it.
So, when you are really ready to quit, pick a date. Then, go have a smoke. Decide to smoke until then, and do not hold back. Keep a journal on how you feel, how disgusted you are with yourself, and how much you want to be free of this terrible addiction. Build your strength up in your mind, slowly and very strongly, with constant attention to how you actually feel when you smoke. Smoke with purpose, and with dedication.
Then, when the day comes, you will know you are not afraid of quitting, because you have made the choice, and you now have your life back. Your cravings will be better than you expected, because you know you have done what you wanted to do. You have beat this thing, because you decided to chance your mind, and make your self over. It is truly a brand new beginning!
Let your non-smoking brain calmly, and with some great resolve, take you forward, and do not fear. You have the strength to do this, you already are there!
Often the most annoying part to any new lifestyle change, is thinking differently. This takes time, and you can often find yourself bringing up old excuses, and reasons to continue smoking. This is called circular thinking, and it is a reason that many smokers stay smokers.
Start thinking differently, and you will really become the non-smoker you are inside. The non-smoker is the kind, and silent part of you right now. If you listen carefully, your non-smoker brain is calmly, quietly and strongly becoming very impatient with your smoking circles.
This is because often you will run out of steam of your circular thoughts. They just lose steam and speed. This is the exact moment when you can jump on your excuses and tear them down, one by one. Stay tuned to your mental train of thought, and objectively think about how you keep them constant.
One day, you will realize, that this is foolishness, and you have the strength to beat this nicotine monster, with your mind, and you will let your new vision and focus forward. The power of your mindset, your thought patterns are very strong in your new lifestyle. Let them run you into a brave new world!
The bar, the party, or your relaxing moment at home, your alcohol intake and your smoking go hand in hand. It is a deadly combination, as when you drink, you lose count on your cigarettes, and you often over smoke. Have you ever been out on the town, drunk too much, and at the same time, smoked ever cigarette in the box? This is common, because you have to understand why you smoke in the first place.
Your Need to Smoke
It is part of the nicotine urge, but more than that, it is the process of fulfilling your smoking mindset, and what you believe you should do to make your habit feel fulfilled. You are so programmed by your smoking brain, that you really are not feeling your craving disappear, you actually never feel it fulfilled-especially when you drink.
Does this make sense? It is a really difficult idea to fathom, but when you are in your smoking brain, you are conditioned, almost brain washed to believe you must smoke to stop the urge. The fact is, you are never going to get rid of the urge. It is not really fulfilled at all. The reality of it is, your fulfillment of your nicotine craving, is brief, and very small. The bigger craving, is your fear that you may lose your cigarette, run out, or that it may some how get lost, so you smoke like a fiend.
This happens more in a drunk brain, than the normal sober brain. But, you may see chain smokers, those poor souls, who have tried to quit, and made their cigarettes, very important and precious. Whatever you do, do not quit smoking until you have resolved your readiness to quit, and you understand why your smoking is so crave filled and crazy.
Understand your drinking and your smoking brain, and you are stepping forward into a new day. Decide to make your pledge soon, and do it will resolve. Ensure you find your support and leave us a comment on your decision.
I am so glad you are here!
How often have you heard these words? Not often, as it is one out of the many in the room, and you are now the one that everyone is so envious of. Often, if you yell Bingo! at the bingo game, you are greeted by groans, and moans. Turn that watching view from the losers side, to your proud walk up front to claim your prize.
It is hard to see when you are smoking, but your continued practice to smoke has not made you the winner in this battle. You are in fact, the one that needs to be reminded of the many aspects of why you are such a failure. It always brings your mental state down, you often feel like a loser, you often do not feel happy about your smoking. It is something you simply have to do!
Or, do you? If you decide that you are in fact a winner, and not a smoker, you will know your strength in this battle. You will find your feet wet with a new life where you call the shots, and you do not have to feel sad or depressed any longer. The winner is going to come out, and you do not have to polish your losers walk each time you leave the room.
The most important part to your losing the habit of smoking, is to establish your quit. If you decide you are tired of being the loser in this battle, having to answer to another terrible controlling force, you can beat this thing. You simply have to wipe aside any excuses you may have built up, and there are many, and then make the commitment to quit.
You now have won! It is an amazing feeling, isn’t it? Especially when everyone is envious of your prize, and you can enjoy it alone and proudly. Take time, establish your quit, and find your pride back in your life. You can do it!