How to quit smoking

After 30 years of smoking, I decided to quit for health reasons. I quit smoking a year ago but I didn´t reduce the number of cigarettes per day, I simply stopped. And I’ll explain to you how I made it work.

I want to disclaim this is no scientific method, there are no studies on it and I am not an expert in this area, I’m just simply sharing with you what worked for me and hopefully it will help you quit smoking as well.

Step 1: Quitting for the right reasons

Be assertive why you want to quit smoking. Make sure you’re doing it for you, for your health and to improve yourself. This will make you more persistent and you’ll achieve the results you’re looking for.

Step 2: Understand the importance of the mind

Addiction makes your body overpower your mind. What you want to change is exactly that. You want your mind to determine what your body actually needs.

Step 3: Trick your mind (placebo effect)

This will sound a bit odd but trust me, it works!

Whatever message you send to your mind it will have an impact on your body. Whether it’s true or not. By constantly sending messages like I just had a cigarette and it was great or I’m so sick after smoking so many cigarettes or I just had a cigarette I won’t have another one. Your mind will process this as a reality. Even though you hadn’t had a single cigarette, your body will react as if you actually smoked.

It won’t be easy at first but be persistent and you’ll get there.

Step 4: Acknowledge the immediate consequences

First of all, your clothes, hands, and hair won’t have the scent of cigarettes any longer. Your skin will improve drastically, and the most important one, you’ll no longer feel so easily out of breath.

I hope this post helped you and good luck, believe in yourself, you got this.

Thank you for meeting me halfway.


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