Who invents these days?
What is their purpose?
Normally it’s something like ‘National sibling’s day’, or ‘National pet guinea pig’s day’ or any other reason to buy a greetings card specially made for the occasion.
Can you imagine getting a Happy National No Smoking Day card?
Ok – for those of us who used to smoke and probably for many who still do, it may seem like just another reason for society to have a go, for aquaintances and family to tell you yet again that you really ‘shouldn’t’ be doing this.
But, no matter how much we hear about the dangers, how anti-social it is and how everything is bad about it – what makes us hang on to the habit? Why do we dig our heels in and say “I know the risks and I choose to do it anyway”?
The thing is, that the reason we hold on to this so tightly and find it so hard to become free of the smoking is our ‘unconscious’ mind. This is the part of us that gives the craving for cigarettes, the real ‘must have’ feeling that we get, and this is because it really believes that the smoking is giving you something essential for survival!
The unconscious mind is there to help keep us safe, motivating us to behaviours that either give us reward, or keep us away from danger, and this whole, completely natural, mechanism has been hijacked by the smoking and the nicotine.
So – you can stop beating yourself up about this right now – It is not your fault!!! It is your unconscious mind behaving completely as it was designed to, all the while being tricked by the nicotine.
The really good news is that we have brilliant and fast ways to un-trick the mind, so that, quicker than you might imagine, those cravings and desire for the smoking can melt away until they are just a distant memory, and you will be able to look back and smile, to know that you are, at last, completely FREE of the smoking!!
It is possible – I can attest to that. Since I stopped, I have not once had or even vaguely wanted a cigarette. My unconscious mind knows that it is not giving me anything positive and, therefore, I never will have any of those feelings again…. and it feels…. amazing!!!
Give yourself the reward you deserve – freedom from smoking, and you can send yourself a ‘Happy – Freedom from Smoking Day’ Card.
By Cathy Simmons