Many times one comes across situations in which one feel helpless in front of the habit of smoking. Many times you may have tried to give up the habit but it may not have worked out in your favor. You may not believe me, but it is very easy to give up the habit of smoking. Even a highly intense and addicted smoker can give up smoking. I have done it once, so can you it too.
Let me break it down and make it easier for you to understand.
First, you need to figure out what’s going on with you when you have the highest urge to smoke. What physical or mental situation are you caught up with when you want to smoke the most? Once you’re able to detect that, let yourself know that this is the exact situation and level of urge that you’ll have to deal with in the future.
Second, after you analyzed that, smoke a cigarette. Feel how the smoke is going into your system, nerve by nerve, cell by cell. Smells the cigarette, the smoke, taste it well. Feel the cigarette in your hand, on your mouth. Use all your senses and take an imprint of that cigarette on you.
Third step is to make a plan of the time or day when you want to have your last cigarette. It can be in two days from now or even four days if you want to strengthen your resolution. But make a proper resolution and stick to it. You can even write it down on a piece of paper or your personal diary if it helps in making a mental note of it.
Fourth step is to bring yourself to facts. You need to know that there is no healthy or really needed replacement to cigarettes / smoking – in case you want to search for it in food products or beverages. The smoke that you use to inhale is a poison in the rawest form possible. And your mind, your brain understands it all. All you have to do is to be aware of what you do or crave or “want”. Instead of smoking in the future, you can take a walk at a park and inhale some fresh air instead of the smoke.
I want to tell you that your body has a mechanism which molds according to your comfort. Habits turn pretty soon into a routine and the mind and body will ask for it.
As a matter of fact you give your body toxins in the form of smoke which your body got used to. Due to this, it asks for more if it doesn’t get it for a while.
But nothing to worry about so much, your body will take from the moment you left smoking around 14 days to detox. I need you to allow your body that much time.
To detoxification and help your body to recover have massages, sauna/steam, moderate cardio training, weight lifting, Pilates, Pilardio, a lot of good sleep and healthy food. It’ll help you in cleaning your system.
If you feel a craving for smoking, don’t worry about it. It is not a problem and is normal, instead. The feeling will keep on coming again and again for a few days. Simply be aware of it and allow it to be. Such craving is meant to be resisted and not followed! Once you accept it as it is there at this time, you’ll be able to tolerate it easily.
And believe me, after 14 days you’ll be fine. Do not go for replacements like chewing gum, extra sweet food, nicotine plasters or gums or the pipes which are a cigarette replacement. They all are not really beneficial but just new products in the market to misguide you.
So, no artificial products who claim to relieve you of your smoking habit. It just won’t work and you actually know it.
Just help your body to deal with it and your body will help you multi folds. Your body is a temple. Let’s keep the temple clean.
I will be with you for the action you will take soon. Make your decision today what your tomorrow should looks like.
Send me your questions and feedback; my best wishes are with you! Jasmin Waldmann
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Jasmin Waldmann is a well renowned international Life Coach. She guides people of any age, occupations, gender or nationality to work on their charisma, inner balance, guide how to become more successful and boost mental and physical health – and this counts for business and private life. Jasmin helps in a team-character way to a life full of joy and satisfaction.
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