If you’re a smoker and worried about the risks around COVID-19 then now would be a good time to think about quitting for good.
It’s a harsh reality that if you’re a smoker you’re more likely to get acute respiratory infections and have a higher risk of those infections becoming severe.
There has never been a better time to quit smoking.
But quitting is hard for many, and perhaps particularly so at a time of great stress and when many of our routines have been so suddenly disrupted.
And here’s the news…
You can take some small steps towards a nicotine-free life. A rehearsal for the time when you can give up smoking for good!
1. Make a list of the reasons to quit
There are probably a number of them – but have you ever actually written them as a list?
2. Set a quit date
And stick to it!
3. Change your brand
ONE week before your quit date – change your brand of cigarette. You will find they are not as enjoyable.
4. Try to change the hand you use to hold your cigarette
It will feel awkward – but this small change breaks down habits and associations.
5. Change your routine
If you normally smoke after a meal, try to break out of this routine. Try reading a chapter of a book, watch a TV show, or retreat to a part of the house where you wouldn’t normally smoke.
6. Get active
A five-minute walk or stretch produces chemicals in the brain that reduce cravings.
Make regular affirmations to yourself several times a day “I am enjoying life as a non-smoker”.
Hypnotherapy can help you to have to have your last cigarette ever!
It will show you the reasons to stop and can help you
- With motivation to quit smoking – and stay stopped
- Break the connections – the triggers – to smoking
- Feel positive about becoming a non-smoker
So if you haven’t been able to quit smoking before, that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to do it now!
And if you COULD quit smoking easily and without cravings , why wouldn’t you break out of that habit into a fresher, cleaner, healthier YOU
Quit Smoking Competition
To give back to my local community in these current times, I’m offering five deserving people the chance to become smoke free and have their last cigarette ever.
As so many people in our community are currently helping others. I wanted to offer something that could help someone’s long term health. However, rather than just picking someone at random I figured it would be nice to give something to someone who is deserving.
I will be taking entries and then will sit with friends and colleagues to decide who to give the free sessions to – there must be lots of people out there who are too consumed helping other people that they often neglect themselves.
To be in with a chance of being given a free session, email firstname.lastname@example.org – using “Quit Smoking Competition” in the title – with no more than 100 words as to why you deserve the help.
The closing date for entries is Friday 13th May.
For information on other services provided go to www.healingtreehypnotherapy.co.uk