Do you want to quit smoking and kick the bad habit forever? George Bernard Shaw – the great English dramatist had once jocularly remarked that quitting smoking is the easiest thing in the world. He had, after all, quit smoking several times in his lifetime. Well, jokes apart, it should indeed be your first priority if you are in possession of this bad habit.
And breaking out of this urge to smoke isn’t as difficult as you think or people make it out to be. Believe me, this is the advice of stop smoking hypnotist. Breaking a habit and replacing that old unwanted habit takes approximately 21 days and involves creating some new healthy habits.
So the next time you feel the urge to puff on a cancer stick, try out the following things instead. You will be able to stop smoking and break a habit in 3 weeks flat!
Drink a glass of water
Instead of giving into smoking, why don’t you drink a glass of water or maybe fruit juice to curb the urge?
Whenever you feel the urge, just close your eyes and take 3 deep breaths. The urge will melt away.
Send a text
Next time you extend your hands towards the nicotine stick, swerve your hands towards your mobile phone and send a text message instead. It will distract your mind.
Sometimes distracting your mind with activities that take your mind off the need to puff can help break a habit. So, the next time you want to puff away, why don’t you Walk around the block, Call a friend, Floss your teeth, Hug your spouse or Light a candle, Turn on the radio, Ride a bike, Hug your pet, Take a nap instead?
Chew sugarless gum
According to the stop smoking hypnotist, the urge to smoke often arises from an oral fixation – the need to feel something or taste an object with the mouth or lips – something akin to the desire felt by a baby who is continuously sucking his/her thumb or artificial toy teats or the mother’s nipples.
If you can replace the cancer stick with something harmless or even beneficial, then you will be indulging in your urge for oral fixation without experiencing the fallouts of nicotine intake. You can chew on sugarless gum or better still you can chew on mint sticks or mint leaves or cloves.
There are sugarless gums available in a variety of flavors and which are shaped just like cigarettes. Not a bad idea to chew on these instead, is it?
Listen to a hypnosis CD
This is the recommendation of a stop smoking hypnotist for studies have proved that hypnosis methods can successfully make you quit smoking forever.
Chew on a toothpick
And last but not the least; you can indulge in the luxury of chewing on a toothpick to kick the habit of smoking.