Positive Affirmations – How to Use It As A New Anti-Smoking Technique
One of the most effective anti-smoking ways that are coming out right now is the use of positive affirmations. These, or the similar concept of subliminal messaging, is the latest technique used in changing people’s habits. And since smoking is one of the most common, fickle, and dangerous habits that can lead to self-destruction, positive affirmations used to stop smoking are now very common.
If you would like to try if positive affirmations are the elusive solutions to your destructive smoking habits but don’t know how to do so, here are two different ways you can try:
1. Stop your habit of buying the cigarettes. You can only smoke when you have the supply i.e. the cigarettes themselves. So this gives you one point at which you can block your smoking habit.
The act of purchasing cigarettes is the first of a chain of events that will lead to your using it. This is actually a key factor in your smoking habit. Usually, habitual actions occur in patterns, and once the pattern is began, it is more difficult to stop the habit in the middle. And every time the pattern is started, the habit gets a stronger grip on you. So, targeting the habit right where it began – in the act of buying the cigarettes – is like nipping the problem in the bud.
So if you stop yourself from buying cigarettes, you are keeping the habitual pattern from starting at all. This is the first step in breaking the habit.
So why don’t you use positive affirmations to dissuade yourself from buying cigarettes in the first place? Every time you feel the urge to buy cigarettes, focus your mind on positive affirmations that would convince you otherwise. Here are some effective affirmations you can try:
I spend time and money wisely.
I am in control of my actions.
2. Stop craving for cigarettes all the time. One of the hardest parts in a smoking habit is the craving. Even though people are aware of the negative effects of cigarettes, once the cravings begin, they find themselves giving in. The craving is an effect of the nicotine content of cigarettes, and it is very difficult to control because it is a physical and psychological reaction.
So once you feel the cravings, even though your conscious mind does not want to give in anymore, there is a more incessant and persistent voice coming from within, telling you to go ahead and smoke. Understanding where this voice is coming from is crucial if you want to put a stop to it.
This inner voice comes from your subliminal mind, which has gotten used to your smoking habit that it does not heed the conscious mind’s warnings anymore. This means you have to change the way your subconscious views smoking, and positive affirmations can help you do this. Here are some affirmations that might prove effective:
I choose my habits.
I choose only activities that are healthy for my body.
I am in control of my body.