You have decided to quit smoking and this is great. Just imagine all the benefits that you are going to get from the lower risk of serious disease to being stronger and more beautiful and to have better personal and professional relationships. All this awaits you and should be the most powerful motivation for quitting. Still, the whole transition process might not be as smooth as you want it to be. In fact, there are usually a number of physical side effects such as headaches and dizziness as well as a range of psychological ones like depression and anxiety. The good news is that you can diminish or completely get rid of all of these and stop smoking easy.
I know what you are thinking, that this is going to be another one of those preachy articles telling you what you are doing to your body. Like how can you still smoke when you know it is probably killing you, or how can you hurt your loved ones by still smoking. What about all those dreadful diseases, that you have a good chance of getting in the future, like being on oxygen 24/7. No I have no intention of harping about all those obvious things. Why I am asking how you can still be smoking cigarettes, is because I want to know where the heck you can go and sit down and enjoy a cigarette. I was a smoker for many years. When I smoked cigarettes it was a very enjoyable experience, or at least I thought so at the time.
So you finally feel you've managed to kicked the habit and stopped smoking. Then why do you feel so dreadful and ill, and why on earth are you coughing after quitting smoking even though you haven't had a cigarette in days, weeks or even sometimes months? It doesn't seem fair does it? You've struggled so hard to quit smoking but you don't actually feel any better for it. Well I was exactly the same a couple of years back when I finally managed to quit. Here's why you cough so much after quitting smoking: The reason you can end up with cough after quitting smoking is in fact good news. Yes, It actually means that the airways are beginning the healing process.
"Quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do". That's what we're all lead to believe isn't it? It must be true right? After all, we all know someone, maybe someone very close to us, who has been reduced to a useless, quivering wreck of a person when trying (and failing) to quit. But, could it be that most of those people who fail to quit do so, not because quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do, but because they are pre-programmed to believe it to be true? In fact the truth is that the biggest obstacle to quitting is Fear of Quitting. That's right, I'll say it again, the biggest obstacle to quitting is Fear of Quitting.
Quit smoking is one of the hardest things to do. However, a little planning could help to ease out this process so that you achieve your smoking cessation goal successfully. How to prepare for quit smoking Given below are some tips that will help you prepare for quit smoking. Set a quit date and remain firm on it. Choose this date depending on your convenience, for instance if you smoke more during office hours, keep this quit date over the weekend so that it becomes easier for you. If possible, plan to quit with a friend. This will help you remain motivated. Before your quit date, hide away all your ashtrays and lighters and dump all the cigarettes that may be lying around your home or workplace.
What Thoughts Do You Currently Have When You Think About Stopping Smoking? Is there a battle going on between the part of your mind that wants to quit and the part of you that wants to carry on? That's quite normal. You can win that battle just by choosing the right thoughts. Understanding the Language You Use The language that you use to yourself and to others when you're thinking or talking about stopping smoking can be damaging even when you think it's positive. It will help a lot to understand how your mind works. Let's start with the fact that the subconscious doesn't register negatives in the same way as the conscious mind. For instance if I said to you "don't think of a bunch of bananas" your conscious mind knows what I mean but the sub-conscious nevertheless gives you a picture of a bunch of bananas, however fleeting, even though I told you not to think about them.