Relaxing is a very common reason that Sunshine Coast smokers give for continuing to smoke, and the fear of not being able to relax creates a lot of anxiety for people trying to quit.
Smokers do something very well that non smokers find difficult. Taking time out for themselves, sure they smoke but they are great at giving themselves some space from stress in their day.
In Australia the break for blue collar workers long ago was called smoko, and the term is still used even though the majority of workers don't smoke.
Smokers have long used the need for a cigarette as an excuse to leave their work station, office or to down tools for a few minutes. It's also been a good excuse to leave a group of people at a meal or a party.
When you quit smoking you are going to miss this routine, unless you create new relaxation rituals for yourself. Why shouldn't you take a few minutes to relax and gather your thoughts?
I call these mental health breathing breaks. Take a short walk and take a few deep breaths, if you can't leave your desk then maybe bring up a pleasant image on your screen and take a few deep breaths as you take in the pleasing scene
If you are working on a building just pretend to focus on some plans and de-focus your eyes while you take in a few breaths.
At home instead of having a smoke and a drink outside on your patio, just enjoy the drink, or walk outside before bed and look into the night shy and breathe deeply.
I'm sure you are beginning to see that there are many opportunities for you to consciously relax. This relaxation alone is not how you quit smoking; the point is to demonstrate just how easily you can find ways to relax without needing to smoke.
To quit smoking the most effective way the Rapid Change Quit Smoking Method is the best option, combining hypnosis, EFT and NLP to quickly and easily remove all your smoking triggers.
Dangerous pharmaceuticals and dosing yourself with insecticide i.e. nicotine, has not proven to be particularly effective, recent research has shown that nicotine replacement therapy has little effect and drugs such as Champix have potentially life threatening side effects.
You have already been risking your health long enough by smoking why on earth would you want to do something else to harm yourself. Hypnosis is completely safe.