Do you smoke? Have you ever thought about becoming a non-smoker?
When people talk about changing a habit they often talk about giving something up. As in ‘I’m trying to give up smoking’. However the language we use when trying to achieve a goal is crucial as it has an effect on our unconscious attitude to what we are doing.
Giving something up suggests a sacrifice of some sort. It hints at missing out on something and can also be linked with failure – ‘it’s too hard, I’m giving up’. Why not give yourself the best possible chance of success and focus on what you will gain instead. Whether you want to become a non-smoker for financial or health benefits or for something else entirely keep your attention on what you will get out of it.
Did you know that you could save upto £2,000.00 per year if you currently smoke 20 a day? What could you do with that money? Think about it in terms of something you want, for example a holiday, or an iPad, having a goal can keep you focussed on the end game.
If you want to become a non-smoker for health reasons then you will reap the benefits much faster than you may have previously realised.
After just 20 minutes your blood pressure and pulse will return to normal. After 24 hours carbon monoxide will be eliminated from your body and your lungs will begin to clear out the tar that’s been clogging them. The nicotine would have left your body after just 48 hours and both your sense of smell and taste will already have improved.
This coupled with the longer term health benefits such as cutting your risk of heart failure or lung cancer in half all within 5-10 years are such significant gains that focussing on just one of them can improve the chances of your success. Cognitive hypnotherapy can help keep you motivated towards your goal and provide additional support to help you achieve your non-smoker status so don’t put it off any longer why not give us a call?