14 September 2008

Set Your Mind to Find Freedom

Set Your Mind to Find FreedomBe patient with yourself and allow for as much time as you need to heal from this addiction. However, there is important step in finding freedom from nicotine addiction that is just as important as practice and time. It involves your mind-set. I'm sure you've heard about people who still struggle years and years after quitting. They are the ones who say they "still miss smoking" 20 years down the road. That's a fearsome thing to hear, but do not let it throw you. The reason they are in that position has to do with the fact that they never did the work to change what cigarettes meant to them.

Along with using patience and time to help you reprogram your associations with smoking, you must also revise the way you think about your cigarettes. The path to freedom has to do with shifting your attitude to smoking, and the way to make that mental change is through education. Educate yourself by reading everything about nicotine addiction. It will help you set up new meaning that cigarettes have for you. Once you do that, the mental chains of this addiction will begin to break down for good. You'll truly be free, and believe me, it is a great place to be.

I have no doubt in my mind whatsoever - I will never smoke again. How can I be so sure? I've changed what cigarettes mean to me. Tobacco is now equal to death and slavery in my mind. Smoking has lost its attraction completely. Read about nicotine addiction and do the work to change the way you identify cigarettes. They are instruments of death. They deserve nothing more than your disdain. Do not look at quitting tobacco as a sacrifice. You are not giving up anything of value. Quitting smoking is a gift. Change your mind and you will find your freedom.