How I Quit Smoking - After Failing to Quit Smoking at Least a Dozen Times
Yes I did finally stop smoking - been a nonsmoker for over 25 decades now. But just so that you know - my will power sucks. I had tried and failed to stop smoking so many occasions I was embarrassing myself. At least a dozen occasions I attempted to quit smoking and blew it. Each moment. Almost a few times a year over a few year's I'd attempt to quit smoking (New Years being one of them - of course).
After I'd stopped smoking for a couple months -- things were demanding naturally, the cravings and urges, but I had been doing OK dealing with them. Naturally, I was a whole lot more moody than ordinary, got mad more often and more easily. But I was getting through ok, till one night while I was working, I looked out the window from the store I was working at to check my car - and it wasn't there. My car had been towed. That was what shoved me over the edge - that time.
Naturally the first thing I Did when I discovered my car was towed was walk into a cigarette machine, shed my money and buy a pack of cigarettes. Like that was going to help correct? However, there I was smoking again.
There were Time's I'd stop and thought"well I'll just smoke one, and that's it" - but of course"one" today, turned into"two" another. And before I knew it, I had been back to a bunch and a half every day.
It was always a (Having begun smoking at 4th grade.)
I had been uncomfortable after meals because I was employed to Settling down into the sofa in the front of the television with a cup of coffee and a cigarette! So that has been a double whammy! I had difficulty relaxing after foods - because the cup of java was missing something - causing the cigarette in my other hand!
Afterward there was going into the pub With the guys from the store. Then if you're like I was you'd find a beer and play a game of pool! But each time I'd attempt to stop smoking I was constantly uncomfortable because I didn't have that cigarette in my hands! My entire life became uneasy!
1 time I lasted a full month with no cigarette! I remember that afternoon I blew it as if it was yesterday. It was about 7 in the evening, starting to get dark - and I had been sitting on a buddy's back porch waiting for them to get prepared to head out. And I needed a cigarette.
You can imagine me sitting there arguing with It is embarrassing to admit it - but, yes - I talked myself straight back to my pack and a half day smoking habit yet again.
By This time I'd been studying what felt like almost every self-help guru's novel, the way to succeed, mind mastery publication out there - virtually every book of the kind I could put my hands on - to over 10 years. And 4 thoughts sets that I knew were significant to me personally about smoking cigarettes started come together in my thoughts.
I knew it was stupid to smoke Smokes - I understood the risks, the cancer, emphysema, the harm it will do to a skin - which makes you look older than you are. How it was destroying my lungs - filling up my lungs with tar year after year.
I Thought about how I wouldn't have to worry about the cancer, emphysema, and other damage I was doing to myself by continuing to smoke cigarettes if I did not smoke. And how bad it was I started this habit of smoking cigarettes in the first location.
I spent time Thinking about all the fantastic stuff that would happen - all the money I'd save, my body would start recovering from the 20+ years of being a smoker when I did stop smoking cigarettes. I would stop putting my loved ones in danger from the 2nd hand smoke.
And lastly - what if I could somehow feel Like I'd never smoked before, once I did quit. I remembered all of the times I'd tried and failed to stop smoking - and I certainly did not want to experience that again - when I did try again to quit. But what if I could somehow - if I tried again to stop - when I could somehow make myself feel as a man who had never smoked a cigarette - within their lifetime.
So after spending a while mulling over all this I A strategy to bring these concerns together and hopefully - instill them in my thoughts. What occurred then 60-day exercise went way beyond anything I'd ever imagined. And in the event that you're able to instill these very same notions in your head you've got a chance to have the same thing happen to you.
I Had just walked out of a restaurant in Flint, Michigan from lunch. I took what was left of my pack of cigarettes, crushed them in my hands and tossed it into a nearby garbage can - it had been the prearranged day that I'd decided to stop - again. I didn't understand what could happen, I didn't know how long I'd be able to last this time, but I was going to give it a try anyway - one more time.
What happened next is still with me now over a quarter of a century later.
Right Then BAM! Totally out of the blue I got struck with an overpowering rush of ideas and emotions that went flying through my mind very quickly. It was so intense it really snapped my head .
The best description I've been able to come up with, About how it felt, is that. . .imagine a massive dam, picture the Hoover Dam - exploding into countless pieces - and - imagine all those millions and millions of gallons of water rushing, crashing down the valley under - ripping everything away in its path. That is how successful it felt.
Also totally unexpected was this - my Smoking habit was completely washed away. It was not like I'd quit - it was just like I had never, ever, smoked a cigarette before in my life!
Ever since that experience I've never needed another Thought about smoking another cigarette. The anger I'd always had to contend with before never occurred. It was just"normal" not to have a cigarette. And never once have I considered smoking another cigarette since that day. It is always just felt"normal" to not have a cigarette.
If someone lit a cigarette up around me it had No impact. People could smoke me all day - and often did - and my mind was totally oblivious to it. Such as the cigarettes did not even exist. For all intents and purposes smokes actually DIDN'T exist on the planet.
Somehow I was able to instill each of the concepts Described above in such a way that I came out of it feeling like I had never smoked, like I had never lit up a cigarette earlier in my entire life. Only the dream I had been reaching for.
So if you've tried and failed To quit smoking before - even if you tried and failed a bunch of times - Do not let that prevent you from trying again. Remember how many times I'd Tried and failed to quit smoking. Over a dozen times! If I could do It together with my lousy is going to power - than you possibly can to! This may be just the Moment You walk away from cigarettes permanently and stop smoking permanently!
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