8 Top Tips to Quit Smoking in 2014

Optimized-ashtray smokesAre you tired of trying to quit smoking? Most of the smokers I see that want to use Neuro Linguistic programming techniques and hypnotherapy that come to my San Diego office have tried to quit many times.

There are ways to quit smoking that others have used successfully that can serve as a guide for you to follow. Maybe this year you can give yourself – and your family – the gift of quitting.

Here are the Top 8 tips to Quit Smoking successfully in 2014:

1. Decide to Quit Smoking

In order to quit smoking you have to commit fully. For most people, quitting smoking is very challenging.

You might tell people you want to quit, but that’s not the same as deciding to quit. You have to commit 100% to stop smoking.

Let everyone you know that you’re going to quit. Decide to quit, commit to quit and you will succeed.

2. Make a Plan  

Quitting can be very difficult so in order to stop smoking you need to have a plan. Here’s some thing that should be in your plan:

What are you going to do to quit, use Chantix, the patch, hypnotherapy or just go cold turkey?

Who is going to support you?

Are you going to join a group?

Can you do anything to minimize the likelihood of smoking?

How are you going to reward yourself for quitting?

3. Quitting means don’t smoke at all

Keep in mind that the nicotine withdrawals tend to subside within 48-72 hours. After that it’s mostly psychological. (This is where Neuro Linguistic programming techniques and hypnotherapy can really help.)

That means you have to stop smoking completely.

After all these years of helping people quit smoking the most common reason I hear when people start smoking again is they thought that smoking just one wouldn’t hurt.

The problem is once you smoke that one cigarette you won’t be able to stop. Within 48 hours you’ll be smoking just as much as you ever did.

But if you make it through the first week, your second week will be a lot easier.

Remember, to be free of your chemical addiction to cigarettes all you have to do is hold out for 7 to 14 days.

4. Join an online group

There are many online support groups filled with people in the same situation you are.

It can be a lot easier to deal with the challenges of quitting when you don’t have to deal with them alone. Not only can the group help you overcome the challenges you face they can also help you celebrate each successful day.

5. Remember the Reasons You Quit

What are the reasons you’re quitting? Is it for your health? Are your kids bugging you to quit? Do you want to save the $200 or more a month that smoking costs?

As you’re going though withdrawal it can be hard to say no to taking a quick puff or two unless you remember why you want to quit. By understanding your motivation you can keep your focus on all the reasons you want to stop smoking.

6. Stay Busy

Many people get the urge to smoke when they’re not working. When the urge strikes, take a few deep breaths and get up and then walk around.

Grab a bottle of water or a healthy snack. Call somebody from the online group or someone else you know that has quit.

Remember, within 10 minutes the urge to smoke will largely subside.

7. Give yourself a reward

Your reward can be anything you want, a movie, a small trip or even a piece of jewelry.

A common reward schedule is on day 1, day 2, day 3, week 1, week 2, month 1, month 2, month 6, and the at a year.

The rewards don’t have to be extravagant, but they should be meaningful to you and something you can get excited about

8. Trade in Your Smoking Habit for a New One

Think about your triggers. Do you crave a cigarette when you’re bored or stressed?

Is there anything you can do in place of smoking that is positive and healthy? Could you take a Yoga class, a walk, meditate or go to the gym?

In order to quit smoking it’s important to get a new habit. If you don’t replace smoking with a new habit it’s will be more challenging in the long run.

Use These Tips to Quit Smoking in 2014

Quitting is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved ones.

Make your plan and stick to it. In a couple of short weeks, you’ll be free of the hold that smoking currently has over you.

Do it for life.

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About the Author

Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©.

NEC is a system that uses the best of three highly effective processes, Advanced Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques (NLP) and meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art, and combines them into one powerful system that you can use to alter your thinking patterns that allow you to make quick and lasting shifts in your behavior and, as a result, quit smoking cigarettes.

Wil is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) hypnotherapist and Qigong Practitioner. His office is located in San Diego, CA.

He has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques to stop smoking cigarettes now.

Wil is available for individual coaching sessions and group presentations for using NEC or hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as using meditation techniques from Qigong to help you stop smoking now.

If you are interested in learning more about using Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques to stop smoking, then call (619) 293-3255 for your complimentary personalized assessment and action plan.

In this session we’ll discuss the goals you wish to achieve and you’ll go away with an action plan packed with information on how to achieve those goals.