*Little Tricks That Will Help Anyone Beat Smoking

Tuesday, October 08, 2019
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If you’re a smoker, then you’ll know just how difficult it is to give up. For those out there who have never touched a cigarette, you won’t really have the full appreciation of just had enticing one more smoke is. And then one more after that. And then another. For non-smokers, it sounds as simple as just putting them down and never touching them again, but the mind and the body become so very attracted and engaged to them.

What starts out as a pretty 'harmless' little hobby soon turns into a big problem when somebody becomes completely hooked and cannot, for the life of them, quit it. Fortunately, there are things we can do to combat smoking. Some take little-to-no time to stop; others might need a few more weeks and months to end their habit. If you’re a smoker (or you know a smoker) and you would like to know a few little ways you could drop the rate or take the mind away from it, then here are some points for you:

Exercise 
Doing a big workout or exercising a little will improve your life no matter the situation. It’ll do wonders for you if you hope to cut out the ciggies, though. Exercising will help you physically and mentally. If you head to a gym or out for a run, then you’re going to be working on your body and improving your overall physicality. You will probably get cravings, but the intensity will be lowered – especially as time moves on. Mentally, you’ll see yourself as a fitter human being, and you won’t want to touch a cigarette as you may feel that it hinders the progress you’ve made. Furthermore, exercising takes a chunk of time out of your day where you may have had a cigarette or two, so you’ll basically replace smoking time with something a lot healthier.

Work Out The Math!
Cigarettes aren’t cheap. Smoking is a pretty expensive habit. In terms of the financial side, a lot of people don’t take into account how much they’re spending a month or a year on cigarettes. The main reason is that they don’t want to – cognitive dissonance comes into play here, and they don’t want to look at the big number next to expenditures that don’t need to be there. Go ahead; work it out. Look at the number that could be avoided. Surely that’s a good source of motivation in terms of stopping. 

Alternative Methods And Medication 
At this stage, we have many different medicinal means that can help with smoking and other similar habits. If you head to your doctor, then they will be able to discuss at length with you about the different types of treatment. They’ll be able to suggest different forms of medication to stop cravings as well as many techniques that might help you. Meditation may also help you at this point. The idea of meditation is that your thoughts and feelings will be shifted a little, and you’ll see things from a completely different perspective. It won’t cause you to stop straight away (it might!), but you’ll see lots of progress if you’re open to change.

Hypnosis 
This is a pretty similar idea to meditation. If you’re able to convince your mind that you don’t need cigarettes, then you’re golden – what’s happening upstairs is key to everything else, after all. When it comes to the practice of hypnosis, you’re basically tricking your mind into thinking differently about the entire affair. You can speak to genuine hypnotherapists and see what they can do for you. You can also head online and find different audiotapes to listen to while you sleep! Good luck!

Have you tried to give up smoking? Do you have any tips? 

*collaborative post 

9 comments

  1. Honestly, I am so glad I haven't picked up smoking.

    Candice

    natalyaamour.com

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  2. Woo. I must say a wonderful blog. Thanks for sharing informative Post. It’s very useful to me.

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  3. I've never smoked before but these are all great tips xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  4. Great tips - I’m currently trying to get a family member to quit so may forward this on

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  5. It’s not for me, not something I’ve ever wanted to really try thankfully x

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  6. I don't smoke but my grandmother really struggled when she tried to quit. Great tips! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  7. I'm SO glad I didn't start at all!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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