It may surprise you, but the mentality of "hoping" and "trying" to quit smoking actually weakens you and increases the odds of failure. Here's a better way...
If you believe that smoking is ONLY bad for you, then it's time for you to broaden your perspective. You don't repeatedly engage in behaviors unless they serve a beneficial purpose.
We've been misled to believe that most addictions are caused by chemicals, that treatment must focus on behavioral change, and that addicts are always "in recovery."
There are 4 primary reasons why smokers fail to stop smoking completely or eventually relapse after initially quitting. The most well known ones are less important than the 4th reason.
A lot of smokers think that it's a smart move to switch from smoking cigarettes to vaping e-cigarettes. But it's precisely BECAUSE vaping seems to be better that switching is a BIG mistake.
Have you been sold on the LIE that smoking and nicotine are primarily chemical addictions? That may be true for rodents, but for humans, smoking is mostly an emotional dependency.
The need to distract from emotional stress, whether caused by old traumas or present life challenges, gives addictions and compulsive habits a strong hold over so many.
Contrary to mainstream medical advice that overstates the importance of nicotine, smoking more cigarettes does NOT necessarily mean it's harder to quit smoking.
People with low self-worth are more likely to find themselves in abusive or controlling relationships, whether with an abusive spouse or with cigarettes.
There is NO SUCH THING as a need for nicotine or cigarettes. That's a complete illusion cause d by limiting beliefs, their resulting fear-based emotions, and the myth of nicotine withdrawal.
Unhealthy relationship dynamics can make the smoking cessation process much more difficult. It's essential to understand these toxic patterns before you prepare to quit smoking.
A smoker's ability to handle minor stressors is related to how much he or she smokes. Here's the vicious cycle: The more one smokes, the smaller the comfort zone becomes.
Smokers are "addicted" not because of nicotine but because they have become mental slaves who are emotionally dependent on cigarettes, and whose mindset keeps them trapped.
Identity is the most important determinant of behavior. One of the problems with smoking cessation programs is the primary focus on behavior modification.
"I know I should quit smoking, BUT...[insert excuse here]." The smoker's mentality is one of constant internal debate, especially when he or she wants to quit.
The above comments were made by former smoking cessation clients of Todd Goodwin and are true and factual. Todd Goodwin does not imply or claim that these comments represent typical results. Results vary depending on age, gender, lifestyle, motivation, and individual commitment to achieve a desired result. These clients voluntarily offered their written feedback and were not compensated in any way. Each comment and/or testimonial is the opinion of one person at a specific time and should only be considered in that context.
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