Monday, January 3, 2011

Stop Smoking Now! 3 Steps;Guaranteed

I am appalled that I, like probably millions of other Americans, on this fine New Year's week, join the shameful ranks of repentant smokers.

Smoking. Me?
It's like saying, "Hey, did you hear Entrepreneur Chick robbed a bank with two hostages she kidnapped from daycare while she was high on crystal meth?"

I would never do that!
Uh huh; and I would never smoke.

Hide the coke and the toddlers.

But let a life crisis hit you that's big enough to knock you right down to your knees, and then we'll just see if you light up or not.
 Don't sit over there and be so judgmentally smug.
It's flat unattractive.

My crisis is over now. A thing of the past.
There is no good reason to continue smoking and I know it.
No excuse.

January first rolls around and I have to do the most logical thing at the most logical time.

I am smoke free, people!
Three days and counting.

Here's how I did it.

(I'd charge for this but it's just stupid easy.)

STEP ONE:
Maintain the very same habits you did while you smoked.
Did you step outside to smoke? Go outside.
I only smoked outside. Hopefully you do too.

STEP TWO:
Take a cigarette out there with you.
I know, right?
Aren't you supposed to be avoiding that, and yet I am asking you to grab one anyhow?

STEP THREE:
Light your cigarette with your pretend lighter and mimic all the same movements as when you smoked.
This is a powerful trick and it works!
Light up.
Ahhhh.
Inhale.
Blow the smoke out.
Watch it disappear into the cold January air.
Repeat.
Repeat.
Repeat.

Here is the key reason why this method will work for you.

Smoking is a habit.
Use the same habit to STOP!



3 comments:

  1. Good to hear from you and learn that your crisis is over.
    As for your tutorial, luckily I have no problems in giving up bad habits (smoking was never one of them).
    Happy New Year!

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  2. Oh, I was under the impression that most smokers hog-tied themselves to the bed and just rode out the storm.

    That may be kinky wishful thinking, though.

    Glad to hear you've found a method that works. You should definitely charge for it.

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