Smoke can be a wonderful thing. Smoke, for example, when seen around a camp fire brings feelings of joy and excitement. When you are awaken from the smoke emanating from your neighbours apartment, it provides the necessary warning to get out the building as quickly as possible. Lighting a cigarette stick and inhaling the toxins, only to blow smoke in the clean air provides absolutely no purpose. The tough guy image is no longer applicable to this addiction and whatever so-called benefit you believe that you are getting are not worth it, I can assure you that. My goal is not to preach, I too smoked for far too long before finally kicking the habit. I am here to provide some insight and helpful hints to stay healthy and life a smoke-free life! So listen up.
Instead of lighting a cigarette and adding a horrible smell into your environment that lingers for a long time, why not light some incense? Lighting incense instead of smoking a cigarette will add a beautiful odour into the air. Many types of incense actually provide relaxation and can stimulate several emotions depending on the aromatic oils imbedded into them.
At the beginning, you may find it useful to light the incense and hold it in your hand. Breathe in and as you exhale blow on the incense to create an intoxicating red colour and additional smoke coming out the stick of incense. Simulating the smoke being expelled from your body will often be enough to stave off temptation. A simple act. Lighting incense is innocent and it also can create a different type of environment: hopeful, erotic, happy, of even sad. Smells can evoke all sorts of feelings. It is your choice. Do you want to let tobacco determine your mood? I don’t think so.
Instead of smoking, light some incense or a fruity candle and get lost in your own imagination. Lighting incense does not need to be the focus either, light the incense and sit back and enjoy the wonderful smells while continuing to life your life.
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.