If you discover that you do not really want to give up, you can start to retrain your subconscious by doing a couple of things.
Firstly stop trying to give up and strike a bargain with yourself, promise yourself that you will stop trying to give up for three or 6 months, as long as you can spend one hour per week actively seeking out and reading anything you can find about how bad smoking is, you must keep the promise.
I have used this technique with many people who keep failing to give
I used to smoke and drink alcohol, unfortunately I found no easy solution to quitting. Here are some of the things that helped me
1st Do you know are smoking gun powder, the little black rings on a cigarette that helps it burn evenly?
2nd Quit on a Monday morning one cigarette in the morning, then at bed time one cigarette to help you sleep. Next day none at all! Avoid bars or areas where other people smoke for a month, no alcohol for a least a month. First thing that happens when you drinking is the desire to have a cigarette
3rd When the desire to have a cigarette strikes, running or exercise that gets you breathing hard creates the same chemicals in the brain as a cigarette
4th After a while the urge to have a cigarette will decrease about a week, Now remember this, while the urge may be strong, wait a while it will pass or run again
5th You will feel so much better not smoking that you will want to continue
6th Never!! Another: Don't let anyone convince you to have one.
Stop buying them. Just stop it. I did. After about 3 days you'll be on your way to quit. Don't be around it. The physical action of smoking is a habit too. Get a little stick as a substitute. Do the action. Go outside, spend 5 minutes, pretend to smoke. Take deep breaths like you were smoking. Do this a few times a day. After a while you won't need to do this. Food will taste better. You'll be able to breath. Go for walks. You do not need a patch or medication. View your future self as a healthy happy person. You CAN do this. I did.
I used hypnosis. It cost me a lot of money as I had a 5 hour session. The hypnotherapist I used was extremely thorough. This was 8 years ago and from the moment I walked out of his premises I never so much as fancied a cigarette ever...ever...which I think is amazing. I had tried to give up loads of times over the years using will power and distraction, but I always kept craving a smoke. I know people who have given up by replacing this habit with a better more healthy habit, and that seemed to work because the people had something else to turn to at the times they would normally have smoked.
Almost all tips work if the participant is mentally strong enough to follow through and not let temptation get the best of them. This is why actual smoke quitting success rates are low. But out of the people who actually had the desire to see it through and not slip up, the success rates are extremely high..
My husband use Addiction Help music therapy from www.unexplainablestore.com. It's not drugs, it's a tool to help you attain the desire and determination to see your smoke quitting routine through... Hope this helps u as well.
thank you, i will set a date, hit the patches and not be to hard on myself if i fail. An effort is better than no effort. I might try Hypnotherapy once I save some wonka, but I hear some people cannot be hyponsized - hope I'm not one of them.
Be careful. If you suffer with depression Chantix can cause it to be worse and even cause suicidal tendencies. I know this from experience. I ended up in the hospital with an overdose of sleeping pills. So be careful when using this product. If you start to feel depressed call your dr. immediately.
I quit 3 times and have now been free of cigarettes for 10 years. If is something that you really want to do. You can do it.
First I quit by going to a county offered free no smoking clinic, my husband accompanied me because he smoked when I did. We both quit in 3 months.
Second time I quit using some prescription drug...it weaned you off over time and there was online support and phone support.
We both quit for a solid year...then get a pack of cigarettes and just smoke them while we were on a camping trip for a week....That was the worst thing we could do.
Third time I quit. I got on my knees ask the lord to take my addiction/want for cigarettes out of my body and to please not let me have withdrawal symptoms (cravings) The next morning I had no want or cravings for cigarettes.
We have been free of cigarettes for 10 years.
You just have to want to quit. You can do it. Just knowing you posted your ? says you want to. You can do it.
I see a lot of smokers in my private hypnotherapy practice. Most of them have tried a number of times to quite. And many do, for a while. But something keeps them starting again. Like many hypnotherapists who work privately with clients (as opposed to group hypnotherapy sessions or recording), I have a very high (>85%) success rate because I work at understand what the unconscious factors are that keep you smoking even when you consciously want to quit. There are lots of ways to stop smoking, but if you can't quite, its probably not drugs or tricks or willpower that is going to make the difference. If you subconscious has a reason to keep you smoking, only working directly with the subconscious is going to help you stop.