For many people it is much easier to stop smoking than they imagine. However, most smokers believe that it is quite hard to quit. Some of the readers may have already tried to quit but with no success, and now they feel quite pessimistic about it.
Remember, if you are determined to quit, nothing can stop you. Since I also used to smoke and do know what difficulties you might face during the process of dishabituation, the information I have gathered on the website is that of great importance for you and it will help you stop smoking step by step.
Of course, you will have to make some effort, because no stories and articles can substitute for will power which is crucial in the process of smoking quitting. You should not have slightest doubts about having the will power. You do have it. Having joined millions of those who have already stopped smoking you will feel proud of yourself.
However, before you take the course of smoking quitting you should be aware of two principles of utter importance:
Firstly, everyone who gives up smoking tries to root out the results of nicotine addiction without seeing the main reason which renders all the efforts to escape from tobacco slavery null and void. The main reason of smoking is a fear of living and an escape from reality through smoking. As a result, you feel dissatisfied with your life, permanent stresses, and indifference to yourself and others.
When you are smoking, the program you have set by yourself is being implemented. But once you delete this program or replace it with an advantageous, life affirming one, this habit will cease to be.
Look inside yourself and you will discover that your habit of smoking is nothing but burying your head into the sand like ostriches do. Yes, this sounds unpleasant. Try to find your fear and look into its eyes. It resembles you but it lives inside you and feeds on you as long as you let it do that. So pull it out of yourself like a splinter!
Secondly, you have to realize the extreme importance of working on yourself. You may go to a psychotherapist, get anti-smoking patches, pills and injections but do nothing yourself relying on someone or something. Everything has its price in life and very often it is not measured in money as many think. Attempts to persuade, reprimands, and even hypnosis are not very efficient unless a person wants to quit smoking voluntarily and makes certain efforts.
Fighting against smoking is a complete reconstruction of yourself, it is disclosing of a pretend friend. It is not weighing all “pros” and “cons” as there is nothing more valuable than health. A decision to quit smoking is a sober estimate of your power and possibilities. You should not take up the fight without due preparation. Your failure can puncture your self-confidence and create a wrong idea of your capabilities. However, if you do not manage to win at once, do not get upset. Try to analyze the cause of the failure soberly, draw the right conclusions and prepare again.
Good luck in all your endeavors!