If you want to know how to stop smoking cigarettes in a way that’s easy and stress-free, then this article is for you.
See, if you’ve ever felt that quitting smoking is hard and painful is because you were making one or more of 7 specific mistakes.
- make quitting smoking seem impossible.
- intensify the withdrawal symptoms.
- and they make smokers give up on their attempts to be smoke-free.
But… if you stop making these mistakes, then you can stop smoking easily and naturally.
Let’s see what are the 7 mistakes and what is the solution to each of them.
1. You Quit Smoking for the Rest of Your Life.
Wait. Isn’t that the point?
Well, yes. The point is to stop smoking for the rest of your life. And to never miss cigarettes again.
If you say to yourself “I am quitting smoking forever; for the rest of my life”, chances are that you will feel overwhelmed.
Thinking “I will never smoke again” probably makes you feel deprived.
I mean, “forever” or “never” are big words that make your goal to stop smoking seem unattainable.
And nobody needs this extra stress when quitting cigarettes. Right?
But what if you were to break down your goal to stop smoking to more approachable steps?
Wouldn’t this make quitting seem easier and more achievable?
How to Quit Smoking Cigarettes Without Feeling Overwhelmed
You need to take it one day at a time.
Here’s what I mean: If you set your intention to stay smoke-free one day at a time… then quitting smoking becomes much easier.
You get to celebrate every night you get into bed for a job well done. You fall asleep feeling a profound sense of accomplishment.
If you think you’re going to crack without smoking during the day, tell yourself “I can have a smoke in an hour or so if I really want one”.
By that time, you’d probably have forgotten about it.
Something else you can do is to calculate the money you’ve saved each day you are smoke-free. Click here to calculate how much money you will save by quitting smoking.
2. You Haven’t Made a Real Decision to Quit
Saying: “I should quit smoking” or “I will try and see how it goes”, is not making a firm decision to quit.
Really now, how many shoulds do you say every day?
“I should eat healthier.”
“I should exercise more.”
“I should call that person.”
But how many of these shoulds do you actually do?
The same applies to quitting cigarettes. Knowing or saying that you should quit is not enough to make you take action.
Your logic just can’t overpower the emotional connection you have with your habit. You know you want to do it – but there is something stopping you.
What’s stopping you is that you haven’t REALLY decided to quit.
Making a firm decision to stop smoking and never look back is the first quit smoking stage of the CBQ method, called “Choose to Quit”.
If you smoke your last cigarette before completing this first stage, you will relapse the moment you feel tempted.
But if you follow this stage and decide to quit the right way, then nothing will stop you from succeeding. Click here to learn how to apply the first quit smoking stage.
3. You Can’t See Yourself as A Non-Smoker
Being able to visualize your smoke-free self will motivate you to kick this habit.
But at the moment, being a non-smoker it is out of your perception. Or even worse, it is a painful image!
And why on earth would you want to go through a painful process to achieve a painful result?
If you have no empowering and compelling way of seeing yourself as a non-smoker…
And if you can’t imagine how good it feels to be a nicotine-free…
How can you stop smoking cigarettes?
How to Visualize Quitting Cigarettes
You will stop smoking naturally and without pain only if you create a compelling yet realistic image of yourself as a happy non-smoker.
You have to like the idea of being healthy more than the idea of having a smoke with your coffee.
Really. You must be able to feel all the benefits you will gain by quitting smoking:
•be healthy once again
•get your peace of mind back
•have more energy
•stop worrying about how smoking might be harming your health
•get rid of the cigarette smell
•stop wasting a fortune on cigarettes
•reclaim the lost youth from your appearance
•and live a long life with your loved ones.
•Or maybe just you are sick of being control by a nicotine stick.
Just imagine yourself being free.
And keep this image in your mind and every time you feel like giving up.
4. You Don’t Believe Quitting Smoking Cigarettes is Possible for You
I’ve seen confident and persistent people believing they can do anything… except quitting smoking.
Or even worse, they set off to quit without having a deep empowering and encouraging belief that they will be successful.
If deep inside you believe that you are going to smoke again, then that’s exactly what’s going to happen.
Believing that you can’t quit smoking, is a limiting belief. Limiting beliefs are all the things we think we can’t do.
Sometimes we believe we’re not good enough or strong enough to achieve our goals.
Other times we believe other people who tell us we can’t do certain things.
Has anyone ever told you that you couldn’t achieve a goal you set?
How did that affect your psychology and your belief in yourself?
If you believe you can’t quit smoking, then you will always feel that something is holding you back from extinguishing your last cigarette- and that’s your own beliefs. Nothing more.
But if you have faith in yourself, then it will be easy to remove all the fears and obstacles that prevent you from becoming a happy non-smoker.
That’s why the second quit smoking stage, “Cultivate Your Potential and Crush the Fear of Quitting”, is all about strengthening your belief that:
- That it is possible to quit.
- AND that you can do it.
5. You Don’t Know How to Manage Your Emotions Without Cigarettes
There is no doubt that smoking helps you cope when you’re feeling stressed or down.
Every time you light up a cigarette you do it either to boost a good emotional state or escape from a bad one.
Think about it.
When you are stressed you will probably light up a cigarette or two to relax.- escape
When you are happy, you will smoke to complete that fulfilling moment- boost
When you are depressed you will smoke to feel better- escape
Cigarettes have become your comfort and your friend because they are always available to you when you need them. This makes it really hard to let go of your smoking habit.
The only way to stop smoking without feeling anxious and deprived is to go through the 3rd quit smoking stage.
During the third stage of the CBQ method, which is “Change your Smoking Pattern”, you learn how to relax, cope with boredom, socialize, concentrate and enjoy life better without cigarettes.
Just imagine how it would be like if you didn’t need your smokes to go through your day. Learn how to apply the 3rd quit smoking stage.
6. You Light Up Without Thinking First
Behind every cigarette you smoke, there is a smoking trigger.
Smoking triggers are all the emotions, states, and situations that make you light up- instantly.
Most triggers are common to all smokers, but you also have your own individual triggers that come from your lifestyle.
For example, drinking coffee, finishing your meal or feeling stressed… will probably trigger a cigarette craving.
Or if you habitually smoke in your living room, then after a while just being in your living room will be enough to increase your craving for a cigarette.
The problem is that when you encounter any smoking trigger, you light up without second-guessing it.
This automatic response is what makes your habit strong.
And since there will always be a smoking trigger to remind you of your habit, the only solution is for you to take control over your triggers – instead of them controlling you.
That’s why one of the crucial steps in knowing how to stop smoking cigarettes, is being aware of your triggers.
And when you want to smoke, take a moment before you light up.
At first, wait for 10 seconds.
After a while, start waiting for 15 seconds, then 20 seconds and so on. Extend the waiting period for as long as you can.
7. You Don’t Have an Alternative
What smokers usually do is they try to resist smoking with willpower hoping that the desire to smoke will eventually fade away.
And it doesn’t.
On the contrary, the more you resist smoking, the more you intensify your urge to smoke. Because you think about it more!
The reason this happens is simple: You can’t just suppress or forget something, you’ve been doing at least 20 times per day for decades. It’s impossible.
The only way to break free from smoking is to replace it with other things.
How to Stop Smoking Cigarettes Permanently
The 4th and last quit smoking stage of the CBQ method, “Condition Your Smoke-Free Life”, shows you how to remain a non-smoker by replacing smoking with another healthy habit. Not another crutch or addiction. But with a beneficial healthy habit.
But be careful. This new habit has to:
1. Satisfy the same emotional needs that you currently fulfill with smoking. It has to fight boredom, stress and offer you relaxation and pleasure.
2. Occupy your mind and hands at the same time.
As long as your new habit follows the above parameters, it will help you find satisfaction and connection in other things instead of smoking.
So in a nutshell, the solutions are:
So that’s it. That’s all you need to do so that you can quit smoking without suffering.
How to Stop Smoking Cigarettes, Starting Today
Most people believe that quitting smoking equals pain. So they postpone it indefinitely.
But IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY.
And we know that here in Smoking Cessation Formula because we are proud to have helped over 8.400 smokers quit successfully with the CBQ method.
Learn how to stop smoking cigarettes easily with the 4 stages of the CBQ method today.
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