It is possible to quit smoking permanently... cold turkey... get educated on how to stop smoking naturally.
Find the remedy... and stick to your commitment...
NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF!
Truth be known, this is not a complicated addiction and while on the surface it may seem powerful, in truth, it is not.
How to Quit Smoking Naturally... and permanently!
Let's put it this way... To stop smoking is a very big step towards a much, much happier, healthier and relaxed state of being.
I often feel when clients ask me 'How to stop smoking naturally' that they are looking for something instant - something that will make them forget that they were ever smokers... something that will just make the addiction go away.
Well... there are great 'stop smoking remedies' I can give you... still, you will need to make a commitment, and stick to it.
How I Quit Smoking?
During my 20 year smoking career... I had the chance to try many different ways and remedies which promised a smoke free life... I won't go through the list here... because it isn't helpful to anyone.
I will only say this much... nothing worked for me!
I started to believe that I would be stuck in smoke slavery for the rest of my life... until I thought about the cause and effect of smoking.
Why do we smoke?
What does smoking do to our energy...
Why is there such a craving for cigarettes?
Look at the Principles of Yin and Yang, smoke and fire. This is what you are craving... you might consider these substances - as an element your body requests. Why? Because of the need for balance - Every food we take in, will automatically trigger a need for a counter food or substance, that will level us out - restore balance in the body.
This is the typical situation of addiction.
Even a void... spiritual, mental or physical will trigger a need for balance.
Smoking contracts the body - it is yang.
What makes us crave for a cigarette?
Anything that makes our energy very yin will trigger the craving for smoking.
Alcohol, coffee, stress, sugar... you name it... our lives are full of these triggers.
We will feel the need for a cigarette after a large meal... we are distended from the food and smoking will contract us... a very satisfying feeling!
The secret to quitting smoking is the knowledge of yin and yang and chi energy, and preventing extreme fluctuations of these energies...
How to Quit Smoking Naturally?
Be joyful about the process! Don't scare yourself by dreading the moment you quit smoking. Instead, get yourself ready for it, prepare for it. Understand how to overcome and manage the trigger moments... and rejoice!
This is a great thing! You will feel so much better... smell better... look better. Be FREE!
This is definitely something that will change your life - all for the better!
The only way that worked for me... is going 'Cold Turkey'. After two days of 'balancing efforts' you will start relaxing. The 'detox pains' will reside...
Balancing... and Minimizing Triggers
Acupressure Smoking Points
Acupressure Smoking Points will restore balance and calm...
The Principles of Yin and Yang explain why we crave one of the most yang actions - inhaling FIRE!
These Points helped me very much during my first few days of withdrawal...
How to QUIT SMOKING - Top Tips
- Quit cold turkey. In the long run it’s the easiest and most effective technique of smoking cessation. To many, cold turkey conjures up visions of torturous pain, suffering and general drudgery. In fact, it is easier to stop smoking using the cold turkey method than by using any other technique. Cold turkey induces less suffering and creates a shorter period of withdrawal.Most important, cold turkey is the approach by which the smoker has the best chance of success.
- Do not carry cigarettes. What's the point?
- Quit smoking one day at a time. Do not concern yourself with next year, next month, next week or even tomorrow. Concentrate on not smoking from the time you wake up until you go to sleep.
- Work on developing the attitude that you are doing yourself a favor by not smoking. Do not dwell on the idea that you are depriving yourself of a cigarette. You are ridding yourself of full-fledged smoking because you care enough about yourself to want to.
- Be proud that you are not smoking.
- Be aware that many routine situations will trigger the urge for a cigarette. Situations which will trigger a response include: drinking coffee, alcohol, sitting in a bar, social events with smoking friends, card games, the end of meals. Try to maintain your normal routine while quitting. If any event seems too tough, leave it and go back to it later. Do not feel you must give up any activity forever. Everything you did as a smoker, you will learn to do at least as well, and maybe better, as an ex-smoker. Read also: yin and yang
- Make a list of all the reasons you want to quit smoking. Keep this list with you, preferably where you used to carry your cigarettes. When you find yourself reaching for a cigarette, take out your list and read it. Read also: How to break bad habits
- Drink plenty of fresh vegetable juice the first three days. It will help flush nicotine out of your system... and balance your system.
- To help avoid weight gain, eat vegetables and fruit instead of candies and pastries. Celery and carrots can be used safely as short-term substitutes for cigarettes.
- If you are concerned about weight gain, do some form of regular exercise.
- If you encounter a crisis, (e.g. a flat tire, flood, blizzard, family illness) while quitting, remember, smoking is no solution. Smoking will just complicate the original situation while creating another crisis, a relapse into the nicotine addiction.
- Consider yourself a “smoke-a-holic.” One puff and you can become hooked again. No matter how long you have been off, don’t think you can safely take a puff!
- Don’t debate with yourself how much you want a cigarette. Ask yourself how do you feel about going back to your old level of consumption. Smoking is an all or nothing proposition.
- Save the money you usually spend on cigarettes and buy yourself something you really want after a week or a month. Save for a year and you can treat yourself to a vacation.
- Practice deep breathing exercises when you have a craving.
- Go places where you normally can’t smoke, such as movies, libraries and no smoking sections of restaurants.
- Tell people around you that you have quit smoking.
- Remember that there are only two good reasons to take a puff once you quit. You decide you want to go back to your old level of consumption until smoking cripples and then kills you, or, you decide you really enjoy withdrawal and you want to make it last forever. As long as neither of these options appeal to you - NEVER TAKE ANOTHER PUFF!
I was very lucky... I found Joel Spitzer's 'Why Quit?' Website and Videos.
This is how I did it!
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