How to Quit Smoking

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If you’re still a smoker, quitting is probably the number one most important thing you can do to improve the quality of your life right now. Physically, emotionally, socially, financially and so on.

So, in this article, I’m going to write about what I believe may be the most powerful smoking-quit method on the planet. Explaining why the method works is unimportant and off-topic but that it DOES work is what matters. Practice for a few days and you’ll see, it has the power to literally dissolve the cravings that are keeping you captive to the cigarettes. So, let’s get started!

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We all began smoking for one reason or another. Some of us were influenced by deceptive advertising, some by teenage insecurity, while some of us were inspired by the actors smoking in the movies. However, even though now you’re a little older and wiser and can see past those solutions, you’re probably still finding that nagging urge which draws your desire to smoke a cigarette. Or, whenever you try to quit, it somehow pulls you back no matter how strong your conscience tells you not to.

The tobacco really has a great business, hasn’t it? Amazing it is. Anyway, what I want to talk about here is that craving urge or withdrawal sensation. Feeling that sensation in your body is the real key to quit smoking. Most quit-smoking products suggest that they can help you quit by gradually reducing the amount or numbing the intensity of the tobacco. Examples are the nicotine patches and gums. There are medication inhalers and so on. On the other side, there is a cold approach too, in which the smoker tries to quit by fighting or suppressing the withdrawal sensation. However, the real secret to quitting is not by numbing the sensation or in suppressing it, but rather by embracing it!

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Think about that. If you could bear how to tolerate, be comfortable with and even welcome the sensation of nicotine, you’d have eliminated the desire that urges you to keep smoking. Learn to embrace that sensation and you’ll no longer reach for a cigarette to suppress it. Eventually, this sensation itself will dissolve into nothingness and your mental tendency to even think of smoking will disappear together. It sounds too simple, don’t take my word for it. Just practice the technique which I’ll discuss now and see for yourself.

For the next ten minutes or so, you should be seated in a comfortable area free from distractions, you shouldn’t be drawing or operating machinery of any kind, I mean switch off the phones! Ideally, you begin at a point when you already have a slight desire to smoke, perhaps when you don’t have a cigarette for more than 20 minutes or so, you’re ready to begin.

Close your eyes now and relax. Focus on the mental awareness and connect it to the internal body and just notice the sensation in that space. You can start from your head, chest or any area of your body where that physical sensation is present. Sensation varies from person to person. You may feel heaviness in the head, chest or even the stomach. Sensation can range from physical ones like aching with muscles, emotional ones like the butterfly feeling in the nerves of the stomach or the heaviness or boredom. Just observe what’s there. If some part of you wants the cigarettes right now, or feels any craving at all, then you can probably find that sensation as an energy somewhere in your body or it could also be an energy that triggers your desires to smoke, anger, depression, boredom, excitement, stress and others. Any emotion that you experience has an energy meaning a physical sensation inside your body that goes along with it. It’s those physical sensations that you’re looking for. Take your time.

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Now, use your best judgement to choose the energy in your body that you thing is the most responsible for your immediate desire to smoke the cigarette. The energy backing up that craving urge or some other emotion underlining that urge. Once you chosen a sensation, I’d like you to focus your concentration on that energy as if you’re listening to it. As if it’s speaking to you with the sensations. Listen without any further evaluation and judgement of the energy. If it helps, think of listening to energy simply as concentrating on and observing it. Take your time and listen. For the energy you’re currently listening to, I’d now want you to describe the physical characteristics of that energy. If the sensation you find is of emotional nature like nervousness or withdrawal, just observe it as a sensation. This type of identification requires an inner actual evaluation and your complete attentiveness. Talk to this energy. This may sound awkward, but slowly you will start feeling the change. For example, you can say, “sensation, you’re tingling the ache”, or “Energy, you’re aching and throbbing” or anything like that. Make your own talks and try to make it as descriptive as you can.

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Affirm the existence of that energy by speaking the following phrases: “energy, you’re okay to be where you are. Sensation, I’m okay with your presence in my body.” With time, you’ll manage to live with that sensation to smoke, and rather not smoke!

Well, last but not the least, keep the following points in the mind:

  1. These methods needs practice. So, initially, if you don’t feel the change, don’t give up!
  2. Practice this technique at least twice a day.
  3. Have the patience, a happy life ahead is waiting for you!

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