How Fear Keeps You Smoking and how to change it for good..
If you’re a smoker and are worried about the risks around COVID-19 then now would be a great time to think about quitting for good.
It’s a harsh reality that if you’re a smoker you’re more likely to pick up acute respiratory infections and have a higher risk of those infections becoming severe.
There has never been a better time to stop smoking.
The fact is though that quitting is hard for many, and particularly so at a time of great stress and when many of our routines have been so suddenly disrupted.
Perhaps, like the majority of smokers, the mere thought of stopping fills you with panic….
Is this YOU?
You have every intention of quitting one day – just not today…
Is this YOU?
You are not alone
Most smokers continue to smoke for one reason…
THE ONLY THING THAT PREVENTS US FROM QUITTING IS: FEAR!
Fear – that you will have to undergo an unknown period of time suffering feelings of deprivation
Fear – that social occasions will not be as enjoyable without a cigarette
Fear – that you cannot concentrate or be as confident without that crutch
Fear that your identity or personality will change
Fear – that you will lose the “helpful friend” that helps you cope with stress
And that quitting may cause you to gain a few pounds.
Well, here is the news…
That fear of giving up is actually CREATED by cigarettes. You never consciously decided to fall into the nicotine trap! But nicotine is designed to ensure that you remain there. And you need to be motivated to break free.
You can take some small steps towards a nicotine-free life today. Some good ideas would be:
1 Make a list of the reasons to quit
There are probably a number of them – but have you ever actually written them down as a list?
2 Set a quit date
And stick to it!
3 Change your brand
ONE week before your quit date, change your brand of cigarette. You
will probably find they are not as enjoyable.
4 Try to change the hand you use to hold your cigarette!
It may well feel awkward but this small change breaks down habits and
5 Change your routine
If you normally smoke after a meal, try to break out of this routine. Try
reading a chapter of a book, watch TV, or go to a part of
the house where you wouldn’t normally smoke.
6 Get active
A five or ten minute walk or stretch produces chemicals in the brain that
Make regular affirmations to yourself several times a day
“I am enjoying life as a non-smoker”
Hypnotherapy to stop smoking – Get support and do it right!
Hypnotherapy to stop smoking can help you to have your last cigarette ever.
It can help you:
- Be more motivated to stop smoking – and stay a non-smoker
- Break the connections and the triggers to smoking
- Feel positive and less anxious about becoming a non-smoker
So if you haven’t been able to quit smoking before, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to do it now!
And if you COULD stop smoking easily and without cravings why wouldn’t you break out of that habit?
For a FREE discovery call to explore how hypnotherapy can help you break free from the nicotine trap, call 07984441710 or use the contact page.
We can now deliver sessions competely online too…:)