more tips to quit smoking …
These ideas will help get smoking out of your head.
1.Bury your cigarettes: Wrap your packs in a plastic bag and bury it in the backyard so you’ll have to dig them up each time you want a smoke.
2.Use creative visualization: Imagine cigarettes wearing boxing gloves and beating you up-and you should punch back.
3.Get hypnotized: Hypnosis can work for some smokers.
Stay motivated to quit smoking with these ideas.
1.Visit lung cancer victims: Go to the hospital and sit down with patients who have smoke-induced lung cancer, and see what they have to say about smoking.
2.Spend the money elsewhere: Take the money you’d normally spend on cigarettes, and treat yourself to something fun instead.
3.Remember other difficult things you’ve conquered: Keep in mind challenges you’ve faced in the past to give yourself confidence.
4.Look at photos of lifelong smokers: Check out photographs of people who never stopped smoking to see how you’ll look if you don’t quit.
5.Plan treats: Along each milestone, have a reward prepared to give yourself in return for making it so far without a smoke.
6.Put your savings in a glass jar: Physically see how much you’re not spending on cigarettes.
7.Learn about smoking facts: Look up dismal facts about the disadvantages of smoking.
8.Imagine your children smoking: Each time you want to smoke, think about what your kids would look like smoking-because it’s likely that they will if they grow up with a smoking parent.
9.Plan a cruise: At the end of a period in which you haven’t smoked, have a reward set up like an Alaskan cruise or visit to an old friend who wants you to quit.
Gross & Painful
Definitely on the crazy end of the spectrum, these methods are gross, maybe even painful, but effective.
1.Drink baking soda: This woman mixed baking soda in water and it killed her desire to smoke.
2.Wear a rubber band: Snap a rubber band against your wrist when you want to smoke to associate it with unpleasantness.
3.Look at smoking disease photos: Check out photos of diseased lungs, mouths, and throats so they’ll be burned into your mind any time you want to smoke.
4.Keep just one: Hang onto a solitary cigarette and light it when you need a smoke, then extinguish it and save it for later.
5.Smell some wet cigarettes: Gather up some butts, put some water on them and sniff the mess to gross yourself out about smoking.
6.Fill a room with smoke: Close off windows and doors, then light a few cigarettes and let them burn to see how gross it is. Be careful to do this with supervision.
7.Check out YouTube: Watch anti-smoking videos of oral cancers, brains, and more.
8.Smoke yourself sick: Chain smoke until you’re just sick of it, crush your pack and don’t look back.
If you need further help, perhaps it’s time to visit a therapist or counsellor as there may be other underlaying problems that drives you to smoke. Take heart. As they saying goes, “Rome was not built in one day”. Relax, be patient with yourself, I’m sure you’ll succeed in time to come.
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