Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Stop Smoking Permanently Using An Optimistic Daily Affirmation Technique

The Affirmation Ticker - The Key To Your Success

Are you ready to give up smoking for good? Are you looking for a step-by-step guide to set you on the path to success?

Every year thousands of people try to give up smoking. There are many reasons why people want to quit, ill-health, lack of social tolerance, the heavy financial burden, to name a few. For the vast majority of people an attempt to quit ends in failure, but there are simple steps you can take to maximize you chances and successfully quit your smoking habit.

This step-by-step guide will equip you with the tools you need be an ex-smoker and save yourself hundreds of $'s every month!



Smoking is a highly addictive habit. Unlike other addictions, there is very little in the way of support for smokers. Breaking the habit and ridding yourself of the financial and social burden is incredibly difficult and therefore it is important to prepare yourself for the bumpy road ahead.

The first step is to assess your readiness for change. Create a new folder on the desktop of your computer entitled "Quitting Smoking" [Right Click, New, Folder] Open a new document in your word processing software, for example Microsoft Word or Wordpad. Entitle This "What reasons do you have for giving up?"[as shown] answer this question in the form of a list. Remember to include of all the reasons you can think of for quitting your smoking habit. Save This [Ctrl + S] in your "Quitting Smoking" folder.

Repeat this process with the following questions:

- What will the benefits of quitting smoking be?

- Why I dislike my smoking habit?

If you are able to put 5 - 10 answers to each question, YOU ARE READY!


There are many reasons why attempts to quit smoking fail. One of these is failing to prepare yourself. You are about to make a life changing step. While the addiction to Nicotine is a strong draw to the habit, there are other aspects of your life that will influence your smoking habits. It is time to prepare for battle!

Open another document in your word processing software and entitle this "When I Smoke". Repeating the process from step 1, identify your smoking patterns and habits. If it makes things easier, do this in the form of a diary. Do you see the patterns? Do you have set times and set tasks that are associated with smoking. Common ones are, when getting into the car, after meals, when you are on the computer etc.

Identifying the cues that instigate your smoking habits enables you to make alternative plans for when you quit. For example, if you identify getting into your car as a trigger, buy a pack of gum for the car and replace your urge to reach for a smoke with popping in a piece of gum.

Once you have identified your triggers and prepared your environment, it is time to set a date in 1 - 2 weeks time.


By completing steps 1 & 2, you will have learned a lot about your motivations and weaknesses. You may have wondered why quitting smoking involved answering questions and writing tasks but all will become clear in Step 3.

In order to rid yourself of your smoking habit for good, you need to reprogram your mind. Firstly, you need to think like a non-smoker and secondly, you need to believe in your ability to achieve your goal. The most powerful way to reprogram your mind for success is through positive daily affirmations.


Affirmations are statements that we make to ourselves. This can be positive "I am happier being a non-smoker" or negative "Giving up smoking is just too hard". Evidence shows that repeating positive affirmations to yourself every day changes your mindset and optimizes success. Self-Improvement gurus, psychologists and counselors have successfully employed these techniques for years!

Do you watch "Dr. Phil" or have you read any of his books? If you have, you will have heard him talk about your beliefs in terms of internal tapes that play in your mind. You will also have heard him ask people and what people say to themselves when they are doing things etc. Affirmations are the beliefs you have and what say to yourself and to successfully quit smoking for good, you need to change the tapes.

"The Affirmation Ticker" developed by Glen Mollett has revolutionized the use of positive daily affirmations. This simple and effective software enables you to input your own positive daily affirmations and set them to scroll effortlessly on your computer screen. Download your copy of "The Affirmation Ticker" and using what you have learned from your exercises in steps 1 & 2, create your personal affirmations. For example "I do not want to smoke in my car" or "I do not need to smoke after meals". Add to these, affirmations such as "I can give up smoking" and "Cigarettes are not stronger than I am".

These positive daily affirmations will then scroll effortlessly on your screen as you complete your other computer tasks. After a few days, you will no longer notice the scroll, but you will absorb all the positive affirmations subliminally.


By quit day, you will have a new confidence in your ability to quit smoking for good and will have absorbed all the things you have learned, strategies you developed and motivation for ending your reliance on nicotine. If you have followed the steps, you will be ready for success!

It's time for those last minute preparations. First, purchase a nicotine replacement product. There are many on the market, gum, patches, inhalators, microtabs etc. This is a matter for personal choice, however, inhalators have been found to be particularly good as they not only replace nicotine, they also resemble cigarettes and give you something to do with your hands.

Remove all smoking items from your life. Ashtrays, lighters, matches, cigarettes etc. should be broken up and put in the trash before you retire on the night before quit day. Some people also find it useful to take up a new hobby to keep your mind occupied and give you something to do in times when you would normally smoke.

QUIT DAY has come and it is time to employ all the tools you have to be free of your smoking habit. Another way to reinforce your sense of achievement is to see the financial rewards. If you have a glass jar, put the money that you would have spent on cigarettes into the jar each day for the first month. At the end of the month, reward yourself by spending that money on that special treat you couldn't afford!

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