It is not an easy process doing it on your own and these tips will only help if you want them to help. If your conscious mind is blocking you from giving up smoking then you need a little help from your unconscious mind to overcome that.
So, here are my 10 tips to becoming a non-smoker.
Decide why you want to become a non smoker
Make sure that you are doing it for yourself and not because of someone else
Decide on a date by which time you want to be a non smoker
Write a list of all the positive things you like about smoking
Write a list of all the negative things you do not like about smoking
Every time you want a cigarette, write down what the emotion is that makes you feel the need for a cigarette
Write down every cigarette you have, where you were and what you were doing.
How long did it take you to enjoy a cigarette from the very first time you smoked one?
Keep a diary of how much you spend on cigarettes, and also lighters, matches and any associated costs
Before smoking a cigarette close your eyes and imagine how this will be going affect you in 5 years' time.
The journey is not easy - there is no doubting this, however, the good news is that you can do it and many before you have successfully given up smoking - FOR EVER!!
And along the way, you may need some help - so talk to me and I'll guide you to a smoke free new you.
Answer Yes to any of the following that you experience:
|Headaches (migraine or tension)||Anxiety|
|Tight muscles||Confusion or a feeling of "spaceiness"|
|Neck and/or shoulder pain||Irrational fears|
|Jaw Tension||Compulsive behaviour|
|Muscle cramps or spasms||Forgetfulness|
|Nervous stomach||Feeling overloaded or overwhelmed|
|Fatigues or lack of energy||Mood swings|
|Cold hand and/or feet||Problems with relationships|
|Tightness or pressure in the head||Dissatisfied with life|
|High blood pressure||Unhappy with work life|
|Skin conditions/allergies||Difficulty concentrating|
|Teeth grinding||Frequent boredom|
|Digestive upsets (cramping, bloating)||Frequent irritability|
|Rapid heartbeats, pounding even at rest||Restlessness|
|Stomach pain or ulcers||Frequent worrying or obsessing|
|Hypoglycemia||Frequent feelings of guilt|
|Appetite change||Temper flare ups|
|Profuse perspiration||Crying spells|
|Overeating or Emotional eating||Nightmares|
Use of alcohol, cigarettes or recreational drugs|
when wanting to forget
Number of Y's
|Over 22||Very High|
If your score is over 15 you need to seek ways to alleviate your stress levels.
You can try meditation, walking in the fresh air, or breathing exercises.
If your score is over 22 you may need help.
If you ignore high stress levels you are leaving yourself wide open to Stroke, Heart Attacks and other medical conditions which are associated with stress.
Therefore, it makes sense to see a professional for help.
For more information and simple, effective ways to reduce your stress level, speak with me.
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