Alright peeps, to finish up my coverage of Allen Carr’s Easy Ways to Quit Smoking, there are 4 additional tips that he suggests. As discussed in my last post, these steps are supposed to be used only after reading the book. Per Carr, it is important to change the way of ones thinking about smoking cigarettes before these tips can actually help. The most effective way of doing that of course will be reading his book.
Anyways, here are the remaining tips:
- Don’t use any substitutions to perpetuate the illusion that you are giving up something, or making a sacrifice of some sort. Carr, uses any type of Nicotine Replacement Therapy as an example of a substitution. This includes, patched, nasal sprays, inhalers and gum. These substitutes don’t help at all because they help keep the addiction of nicotine alive.
- Do not keep cigarettes around you or on you “in case of emergency.” By doing this, it means that you regrest your decision. Non-smokers don’t need cigarettes. The moment that you put out your last cigarette you are a non-smoker from that point.
- Your life will go back to normal as a non-smoker soon but be aware and don’t fall back into the smoker’s trap. If you start mind tricking yourself to believe that maybe you can have just “one cigarette” remember that there is no such thing as one more cigarette. When these moments arise Carr suggests that you remind yourself that you don’t want to become a smoker because you made a conscious decision to be a non-smoker. Then congratulate yourself for being free and remaining a non-smoker for the rest of your life.
- The last tip is to contact Allen Carr Clinics for free advice.
Well peeps, there you have it! This method has worked for Ellen Degeneres and many other people across the globe who have read Mr. Carr’s book. I will make my commitment now and set my last cigarette date to November 30, 2015 at 8pm.
“Whew.” That’s deep but I can honestly say that I am looking forward to being a non-smoker.
…and so the journey begins…”dun dun duunn..” lol