Have you ever asked yourself, what happens to me if I don’t quit smoking?
Because smokers come in all shapes and sizes and emotional states and they vary in mental toughness, just like any other group.
Some people come into my hypnosis clinic all fired up and ready to quit, completely expecting to quit there and then, and most of the time they are right.
Some come in full of worry and doubt and are sceptical that anyone can help them, and sometimes they are also right.
An important question that few of these anxious people ask themselves is, what if I can’t quit? Then what happens?
So for a few moments, stop reading this article and ask yourself the same question. Think about the consequences of continuing to smoke. Think about the physical, emotional and financial cost to you and those who care about you.
I mean really go deep into these thoughts, don’t just dismiss them like you have done in the past. My thought to you is that having decided to quit it would be selfish and careless to not follow through.
But you may be thinking that is unfair of me to say that, because it’s so hard for you. My first response is what is so special about you. Why are you different from the people who come in ready to end smoking forever, and do so.
The answer is nothing. They have a brain, a nervous system and a body just like you. The difference is they have made a firm decision. They are not prepared to accept failure.
Sure some may struggle and need more sessions. Some need some phone support to get through a difficult time. But remember this is only for a very short period of time.
I put it to you to not make failure an option, and to do everything in your power, and embrace all the skill of your therapist to make it happen.
Imagine a woman who was half way through childbirth to get up and go home, having decided it’s too hard and that she has changed her mind.
Or a fire fighter turning and walking out of a burning building leaving people to die because they it got a bit hot and uncomfortable. Quitting smoking is just as important because your life is on the line. Your future health and happiness could depend on you being on your side and being a change warrior and fighting for your future.