Become a Non-Smoker: What Is a Habit?
Overcoming Your Smoking Habit
If you’ve decided to quit smoking, you may feel like it’s a difficult habit to break and something of a challenge to become a non-smoker.
Many people feel that way because smoking seems to have a strong hold on them.
However, with the right approach (such as my D.R.E.A.M. process), you can overcome your smoking habits and live a healthier life.
In this blog post, we’ll explore what a habit actually is and how understanding it can help you overcome smoking.
What is a habit?
A habit is a routine or behavior that we do repeatedly and automatically. Our unconscious mind doesn’t recognize habits as being good or bad; instead, it simply sees them as something that provides us with a positive intention.
For instance, you might have a habit of drinking coffee every morning. This habit helps you wake up and feel alert, and it’s something you do without even thinking about it.
Likewise, smoking habits provide smokers with some form of positive intention, such as stress relief or taking a break. However, many smokers may have forgotten the reason why they smoke or have come to the conclusion that they don’t enjoy smoking anymore. Regardless of these feelings, their smoking behavior is still providing them with some form of perceived benefit.
Habits create predictability
This sense of routine also means that you’re completing a process that helps you feel that you’re ready as well as capable of managing your time. Have you ever had a morning where you’ve woken up, got out of bed, and something unexpected occurred that threw your morning routine out of whack? How did that affect your morning? Was it harder to focus on what you needed to do? Perhaps you forgot something or even experienced a change in your mental state, such as feeling confused or slightly grumpy?
We enjoy predictability because it provides us with a sense of certainty. This feeling actually leads us to our first point: your smoking behavior is indeed providing you with something positive. Through this habit, you’re gaining something valuable.
Why Do People Smoke?
There are many reasons why people smoke, but we can usually narrow them down to a handful of key reasons. Some smokers use smoking as a coping mechanism to deal with stress or anxiety. Others see smoking as a reward or a way to take a break from their daily routine. Some have simply forgotten why they started smoking in the first place and continue to do it out of habit.
TAKEAWAY POINT: The unconscious mind doesn’t recognise a habit as being a good or bad habit, only that the habit serves a positive intention/purpose for that person.
Understanding Your Smoking Habits
It’s important to understand that your smoking habits are not a reflection of your character or willpower. Rather, they are simply patterns of behavior that you’ve developed over time. By understanding the positive intention behind your smoking habits, you can begin to take steps to replace them with healthier habits.
One way to do this is to seek professional help. At Release Hypnosis, we offer a stop smoking package that can help you overcome your smoking habits and live a healthier life. Our program is designed to help you understand the root cause of your smoking habits and provide you with the tools and support you need to quit smoking for good.
The Habit’s Positive Intention Is a Trick
Next week, we’ll be exploring the positive intention that your smoking habit has for you and get a clearer understanding of how that ‘positive intention’ is actually all just a trick.
Overcoming smoking habits is not easy, but it’s definitely possible. By understanding what a habit is and why you smoke, you can begin to take steps to replace your smoking habits with healthier behaviors. Whether you seek professional help or take other steps on your own, remember that quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health and well-being.
You can read part 1 of this series here.
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