Ask any smoker, and you will find that his or her main goal in life is to stop smoking. Unfortunately, since smoking is as addictive as shooting heroin, stopping is incredibly hard. The side effects are miserable, and the social consequences can be devastating. People who simply quit without any assistance are known to be angry and short tempered, and the internal side effects, such as dry mouth, insomnia, jitters and more make life a very unpleasant experience for people who try to quit cold turkey.
One very good approach to stopping smoking is to add natural alternatives to your life that will enrich your life and make letting go of your addiction easier. When you add satisfaction to your life, you will be less likely to reach for a cigarette to fill in the void. Read on to learn about some excellent, natural practices you can add to your life that will help you stop smoking.
Acupuncture is a surprisingly effective treatment for smokers wishing to quit. This ancient treatment helps reduce general pain and assists the patient in relaxing and focusing on goals. The acupuncture session consists of a pleasant and comfortable hour that provides a break from the world and its stresses. If you listen to calming music or even goal focused inspirational information while participating in your session, you can count on it providing good support for your efforts. Acupuncture participants can also use stress reduction techniques such as pranayama (yogic) deep breathing and/or meditation during a session to enhance effectiveness.
Another excellent, natural tool many smokers have used successfully is hypnosis. Hypnosis to stop smoking focuses on helping the smoker attain a relaxed state of mind in which beliefs about and attachments to smoking and other addictions can be reshaped and replaced with new, positive, independent ways of thinking. Smokers can also learn self hypnosis to help shore themselves up against temptation at odd moments during the day.
Focusing on a healthy lifestyle based in detoxification and overall improvement of health is also very helpful for people who want to stop smoking. You can use your hypnosis and/or acupuncture sessions to shift your focus from addictive thought patterns to thought patterns that involve taking good care of yourself and giving yourself the gift of health. Shift your addiction from inhaling toxic smoke to pampering yourself with plenty of pure, filtered water and an ample way of eating that consists of whole foods such as fresh veggies and fruits, whole grains and natural, lean sources of protein. Never punish yourself. Always treat yourself well and reward yourself as you move away from addiction to cigarettes.
Give yourself and enjoyable physical fitness program consisting of activities you like, such as dancing, cycling, swimming and so on. Realize that the point of your new diet and your new activities is to improve your life and take you away from smoking, so don’t focus on weight loss and muscle gain. Focus on enjoyment, health and well-being.
Use these powerful tools all together or separately to enhance your life and stop smoking in a positive, healthy, happy way.