Smoking is a reliable way to feel painShanYin wrote: Any tips on how to quit smoking?
And something wants pain
May you please go into more detail about the noting method?sunnat wrote: ↑Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:01 am Yes. Just treat it like any craving. It also helps to throw away any tobacco, smoking implements, lighters, ashtray etc. Then note the looking for them.
Edit add. It also is a good idea to wash clothes, bedding pillow caseetc. Tobacco smoke stinks horribly to a non smoker, while it can act as a trigger to someone letting go of the addiction.
Thanks, I watched the video, I'll have to watch it again sometime. I have the book Atomic Habits, but I'm only on chapter 3 or so.samseva wrote: ↑Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:00 am Watch Judson Brewer's (psychiatrist and addiction expert) TED talk and apply what is said.
Also, look into James Clear's book Atomic Habits—particularly the parts about cue/craving/response/reward, and the counter-actions related to these, and with modifying your environment (all these being most of the book).
If the above two don't work, you could look into basic resources on CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) (although the previous video and book should be enough).
Still, resources are useful and important, but the majority comes down to the decision (i.e., cutting off all other options) and determination to just stop. Having good tools definately helps, though.
Chapter 3 (and the rest the book) is exactly where it talks about the concept of cue/craving/response/reward.
Like with any addiction/habit, there are two main approaches: "cold turkey" and tapering off. If cold turkey works, then it can the best and quickest option. However, for it to work depends on a number of factors (going cold turkey sometimes even backfires). For some, tapering off might be the best option. In some cases, tapering off might not work and cold turkey might be better, for example. It depends on the person/context. However, both require a 100% complete decision.ShanYin wrote: ↑Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:09 amYes, resources are helpful. I cut down today from about 50 ciggarettes to about 30 with the help of my counsellor. According to Alan Carr, cutting down does not work. I read Alan Carrs book and the whole thing is supposed to be about his method of quitting but I don't know what it is even after reading it.
I've found this to be an effective way to undo bad habits (use this for other areas as well).stephx wrote: ↑Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:19 am Lastly, if you are still struggling to resist contemplate the physical ills of smoking that could await: trouble with teeth and gums, skin that weathers quickly, eyes that get cataracts, shortness of breath with cough, etc. These things will trouble you unnecessarily. But they needn't bother you if you honor yourself through your resolve. You're worth it. Set the example for your family who also struggle with this addiction. Be the light to show the way through your actions.
ShanYin wrote: ↑Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:19 pm Smoking. I smoke alot, lately I have been going through a carton in about 3 days. I decided to start smoking one day, at work as a dishwasher and at the smoking section in high school where I also smoked weed.
How can I quit? I have read Alan Carr's book, it didn't work. I I feel utterly lost in mental phenomena and unpleasant feelings when I meditate on breathing. I can still sit for around 20 minutes though so I think I should keep trying.
Both my parents smoke, my neighbours smoke, and there are two corner stores right next to me where I can buy smokes. Also, I can get cheap cigarettes that my parents bring to me all the time and they lend me money for them. It's preposterous.
Any tips on how to quit smoking?