We all have thought about how to quit smoking but we’re not sure which method to start with? Or do we even think of quitting at all? The thought of it seems to hard and you convince yourself that you cant do it and that you enjoy it instead, then someone does some calculations and you realise how much money you could have saved. Your short on breath and you smell of cigarette and you know its eating you inside. It was cool back then but now you know your better off without it.
So how to quit smoking?
One of the best and easiest methods to quit smoking is to use Emotional Freedom Technique also known as EFT or Tapping. This technique can also be used for any phobias, negative feeling, bad habits and even physical pain. It is closely related to Acupuncture like a cousin. The founder of Emotional Freedom Technique Gary Craig’s moto is “try it on everything”
So how does it work?
It is a series of tapping on the meridian/acupuncture points on the face, collar bone and below the arm pits with your fingers while repeating affirmations to yourself such as “even though I want to smoke this cigarette I deeply and completely accept myself”, as you tap on these points while you repeat the affirmation you remove the emotion (craving) that is connected with a thought (cigarette)
To measure this feeling you would choose a number on a scale of 1 - 10 of how strong your craving is, 10 being the most intense and 1 the least. Usually craving a cigarette would be either a 7-8. However you proceed with the technique until the feeling is reduced to 0. Once you are happy at level 0 it is most likely that you will have no craving or intention of having the cigarette.
The process is short with noticeable results and the learning process is easy and free.
What will happen after I quit?
Many people say that you’ll gain weight but that usually happens if your still craving or under stress and trying to distract yourself but that’s not the case here because you will remove the craving completely. But naturally your body will start to heal itself and you will notice that you have more energy and be less tired, the food will taste better and your sense of smell will go back to normal and the last is obviously you will save a lot of money. You will have a sense of achievement and something to be proud of. You realise that it was the best decision you made for the sake of your health and others around you. Once you are on the better side of the green grass you will look back and notice other smokers around you and how awful the habit really is.