TAKE IT PERSONAL, MAKE IT PERSONAL!
3 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FAST QUITTING LIST
Quitting fast the addiction to nicotine and tobacco is the type of decision, attitude, mood, and the kind of acting and reacting to everything that needs very good motivation in order to be successful for ever.
The best way to organize, keep at hand, complete and refresh fast quitters’ motivation is TO LIST all the best personal reasons to fast stop tobacco and nicotine.
The best way to make the fast quitting LIST useful is to read it at least once a day, every day and to add it with more and more personal quitting reasons.
1.”One, two quitting reasons are enough?”
Quitters who really want to thrive, to be successful and not restart smoking after a shorter or a longer period of time, never limit their fast quitting LIST to few motives to stop smoking for ever.
2.”How many quitting reasons should be in a LIST of a successful quitter?
The more, the better!
The length of the fast quitting LIST reflects the knowledge of the quitter about the implications at many different levels, from different perspectives of the use of tobacco and nicotine. The more reasons the quitter has to give up smoking, the stronger his/her motivation to be successful and to not permit any longer to the nicotine addiction to manipulate and control all quitter’s decisions. Each reason of the fast quitting LIST, as well as the LIST itself is a powerful reminder and help to use against the multiple events that may cause restarting the old habit. Forgetfulness – caused by the addiction – cravings and all the outer, social temptations meant to prevent quitting can be easily neutralized having a look into the personal fast quitting LIST and choosing the most appropriate reason(s) to stay strong and win. This LIST and its reasons can and have to be used not only in the beginning of the quitting process, but also months or years, even decades after a successful quitting, in order to prevent relapses.
The number of reasons of the LIST is directly proportional to the speed the quitter gets steady results. 20 personal reasons to quit will help to beat the addiction faster than 10 personal reasons. A long LIST of personal reasons shows more awareness, more commitment and proves a stronger will if compared with a short one.
3.”Why personal reasons and not just reasons?”
When you are a quitter and, as a quitter you state that you stop smoking for medical reasons, that’s very general and it’s not as efficient and as impacting as it is when you elaborate and present your quitting reasons, making yourself the subject of a first person, convincing, complex assertion – included in your LIST : “I quit nicotine and tobacco because my health is more important than smoking. I quit because I am aware that all human beings – including me – have weaker parts (here it’s useful to prove yourself that you know precisely what are yours) that can be made even weaker by daily, voluntary intoxication and I do not want to harm myself anymore. I quit because I prefer a life without the pain, suffering and disabilities caused by the consequences of the tobacco & nicotine addiction.”
Another example : Saying – and including in your LIST – that you quit smoking because you do not want to burn money anymore is too little.
But if you mention the exact amount of YOUR own money – plus their currency – YOU have burnt in the last year/few years/decade(s), what kind of extremely bad business you’ve done and what other profitable things YOU could have done with all that burnt money, you get a really useful article in your personal, fast quitting LIST. Such personalized articles of the quitting LIST can not so easily be ignored and even if you read them several times, you can still find aspects to make you attentive and thoughtful about the powerful manipulation of nicotine upon smokers, about your urgent need to stop it for ever and about the huge benefits of that wise choice.
The addiction to nicotine – like all other addictions – tends to make things to look impersonal and builds the nicotine/drug shields around the addicts in such a way that smokers do not see and do not realize what’s obvious for the nonsmokers. The addicts consider themselves above risks, above logics and above responsibilities in the aria of their addiction and very often far beyond, in many other arias of their lives, quite because of their addiction.
Fast, successful quitting is about fast taking and making everything – the LIST, the risks and the responsibilities included – as personal as possible and as they really are.