Smoking. A pleasurable experience. Smoking. Your life long partner. What do you do after you stop smoking? What can you do to satisfy your desires? How do you cope? Those that are trying to quit, as well as those considering it have the same issue, what to do to overcome the cravings and remain smoke-free?
While there is no magical cure or remedy, stopping smoking does require your consent and your willingness. A simple yet effective method of pushing through the cravings is to relax. Yes, it is that simple. Do not give into the temptation, and the longer you abstain you will find the exercise easier and easier.
Try relaxing. Yes, it is that simple. Even children can learn to relax, it is natural and necessary. I am sure you will also be able to function without nicotine. Follow my simple method and you will find the technique will work in all situations. You will be able to relax quickly and deeply and lead a more productive life without the addiction.
First, picture a special place either real or fictional. Hold this image in your mind and you go through the exercise. Now, make yourself limp. What I mean by this is hold your hands at your sides and do not contract your muscles at all. Visualise your perfect place and remove yourself from the present reality. Picture that positive energy flowing through your left hand and up your arm. Picture a calmness moving across your chest and down your right arm and out your right fingers. Remember to breathe deeply inhale from your diaphragm and exhale releasing the energy from the same place. Next, picture that ball of energy travelling into to left foot moving upward all the way to your hips, then returning back down out your right toes. Breathe, inhale, Breathe exhale. Now picture the ball of energy entering your head and taking away all your anxiety and stress. Breathe in, and breathe out. Picture a happy memory or dream getaway as you move the energy throughout your body. As you exhale the last breathe, keep that picture in your mind. I promise this five minute exercise will reenergize and keep you centered throughout the day.