Developing Motivation for Stopping Smoking
So you say that you are ready to stop smoking. You say you are ready to take back control of your life from cigarettes. You have developed your motivation for stopping smoking by creating a list of all of the things that you want out of quitting smoking.
Now what? Where do we go from here?
Matching your motivation to stop smoking with solutions that really work is exactly what we are all about…..
Think about why you want to quit smoking, and commit those reasons to paper.
Start with the big, obvious reasons, and keep going until you’ve listed all of the little ones, too. Smoking touches so many parts of our lives. Look at how it has affected yours in detail. The more detailed, the better.
Quitting is a Journey.
As the saying goes, “A Journey of 1,000 miles begins with the first step. ”
One of the keys to successfully quitting is preparation. Prepare to quit smoking by creating a plan .
Learn about what smoking cessation involves. Investigate your choices before deciding on a method of action.
Ask about success rates. Ask about the success rates over time. Learn the nuances of those statistics.
Be sure that your choice does not introduce further chemical harm to your body from gums, patches, pills, or vapes.
Non-Chemical approaches that include hypnosis, acupuncture, or psychological training should be the priority choices.
Most smokers think quitting should be a relatively straightforward (and quick) task. Those who have one or more quit attempts under their belts know that this simply isn’t true.
It takes Preparation. It takes a Plan . It takes determination to stick with it and to execute that plan.
Nobody will lie to you about it. It takes work.
The Plan and the Vehicle to attain your goal is available…. It just needs a little effort from you.
The benefits far outweigh the work it takes.
As we begin to adjust to our daily lives as Ex-Smokers, we not only begin to see the benefits from our personal wish list coming to life, we begin to also see many benefits that we never anticipated.
We are seeing more and more of them every day.
The belief in our own ability to accomplish goals that we had long ago given up on returns.
We actually begin to develop a new outlook and attitude toward life. The knowledge and feeling that we are worthy of a life free of addiction to smoking is a priceless gift.
Ex-smokers often exercise or take on a sport they always wanted to do, change course in their careers, or go back to school.
Smoking cessation is a life-changer.
The Only Person who can choose to change your life is You.
Change the faulty programming that cigarettes forced on you and build the smoke-free life you’ve been dreaming of.
It’s worth the work and will reward you with benefits you never dreamed of and have yet to discover.
Intention minus Action = No Results
You have never had a better chance than the one you have right now!
It’s your choice…. Make it a Good One.