Do you think you are going about it all WRONG? I mean you are trying to quit smoking and at first you think you’ve quit. Then you start feeling the urge to start smoking again. You fight it and resist. Then the next thing you know you are smoking again.
There is a inner battle forever going on inside and you always lose. You think it may be the method you use to give up cigarettes. You have tried hypnosis, acupuncture, nicotine gum and patches but none of them seem to work. Do you feel beaten?
It isn’t the methods at all. It’s your approach to give up smoking cigarettes. You are not preparing yourself enough to quit, setting a date, and telling everyone to help give you encouragement.
Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
I think what he is trying to say is that the task to quit smoking needs preparation to succeed. Like taking a trip. You plan out the trip. Where you are going gets mapped out. What you are going to do when you get there. What you think you’ll need to take. All the essentials so that when you finally get there you’ll be ready for it and anything else that pops up won’t be much trouble.
Same thing when you are trying to quit smoking. You plan by using scenarios of when and where you enjoyed smoking. You figure out what you think it will take to resist those moment. Then when you finally begin your task to quit smoking, you’re ready for it and anything else that pops up unexpected; it won’t be as hard to keep from smoking.
It is just smart practice to give up cigarettes once and for all. And it is even smarter to plan befor you try to quit smoking. You’ve done it before with other things so it should be easy for you. Find a good system you think will help you to quit smoking and prepare to quit before you begin.