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Fear will Not Motivate You to Quit

Fear is a word we all can understand, as even predatory animals fear other predators, and prey lives in a constant state of fear.  The reality of fear is that it will trigger your flight or fight response, and thus begin your natural stress hormones to course through your body.  No amount of reasoning then, will stop the flow, just a bit of time to the end of the process completes.  With anti smoking campaigns in full swing, the marketing manager will often create a campaign of fear and logical scientific data.  This never works for a non-smoker who is trying to emerge, as the fear is already gnawing and growing in them, they need less fear not more.

Fear Campaigns Create a Block

ashtray reusedStop smoking campaigns that create fear by explaining death is on its way, are not good resources for smokers who want to quit.  The fear associated with the quit is not helpful as it only creates a feeling of loss, and pain.  When you are quitting, you need to be assured that the days ahead will be positive and full of value due to your quit.  Without a loss of fear, and empowerment to the smoker, there is no value in showing organs in stages of disease, jaws or facial abnormalities, or even a cancer survivor from smoking.  The best campaigns are those that show freedom, happiness, contentment, empowerment, beauty in being a non smoker, and complete understanding of value in the quit.  When a smoker sees the quit and the future as a loss, any kind of loss, especially during a parade of fear laced images and stories, they will never quit.

Why Quit When Fear Proves Loss

Any story of fear and loss from a quit only showcases the fact that a non smoking future is in fact that, a loss of much, and a place of pain, sadness, anxiety, drama, and tension.  When you build on a feeling of this, with a story of ultimate gore and pain, it is not a good response.  Only good forecast ahead will create the right frame of mind you need to become the non smoker you are, once again.  Stop looking at the future as bleak, and it won’t be.  Stop seeing the loss of smoking as a giant tension and stress monger, and it will not be.  Keep your mind in the frame of beauty and finally complete control of your life, and it will be.  Keep loss as the truth that it is, by stopping the control of nicotine, and the control of smoking strain on your life.  When you find the beauty of peace and quiet empowerment of holding on to your life as one that keeps you happy without a cigarette, you have made the path to fulfillment.

Fear will stop you in the end

If you consistently rely on fear as your excuse, you will never move forward into the person you want to become.  Being in fear will only begin your day as it was, and you will never be able to change into the butterfly you hope and aspire to be in the end.  If you have a will to be the motivating and loving person that acknowledges fear, but never lets it win, you will be allowed to become the beautiful creature that you intend.

Smoking The Entire Cigarette

When you are smoking, you often drift off into thought.  It is easy to do, as the act of smoking really is simple and easy.  You do not really think about what is occurring during the act of smoking, you just do it.  It is not a relief until you get the first drag.  So,… Continue Reading

Friends or Enemies

Becoming the new Non-smoker in your social group is hard.  It is especially hard when you are one of one, and everyone else is trying to understand why you have made the decision to quit.  Often, you will have one person who speaks for the group, while they hold their cigarettes and stare at you.… Continue Reading

Quit Smoking Aids and Patches

You can lock up a pack of cigarettes in a safe, and ask someone to change the combination, buy some nicotine gum, get a prescription from your doctor for some medicine, or patch your arm each time you feel a craving, but you are only covering up a gaping open wound.  Your smoking brain will… Continue Reading

Tricks to Quit Smoking

1.  Throw Your Cigarettes Away, you are More Powerful! 2.  Make Friends with Gum-I know its not the same, but chewing the stuff can get you over some big triggers 3. Cold Turkey is best.  If you remember that Nicotine only stays in your body for two weeks, and will bring you physical challenges for… Continue Reading

Quit Smoking Excuse #6

Excuse #6: Smoking Calms me Down I have a lot of stress and anxiety in my life, smoking calms me down This is your nicotine brain talking here, and it is betraying you more than you know.  Your smoking is causing a biochemical reaction in your body, that is out of whack with normal levels… Continue Reading

Imagine your life smoke free! Excuse #5

It will be better than you ever would have thought! Here are some great excuse beaters to help you move towards being an EX-Smoker! • Smoking is my friend Some friend indeed!  If you thought about the chemicals and toxins that are in each cigarette, you would quit immediately.  Even with the constant addiction that nicotine processes in… Continue Reading

Excuse of Tragic Times

I just have to get through this bad time to quit, not today The longer you wait, the harder it will be.  If you continue to adapt with bad days, problems, and horrific events with a smoke, you will be further from resolving many problems, moving yourself further into a positive world, and a great… Continue Reading