By  Lysette Offley

Stoptober = photo of cigaretteHow easy is it to stop smoking?

On your own? Using your will-power?

Not at all.

Not impossible, by any means, but not at all easy.

Worse, after having quit for weeks, moths, years even, people often go back to the habit they know, when life gets stressful and they need something to distract them and calm them down.

That’s because unconscious (the automatic mechanisms in the brain) mind has a good reason of its own to have you continue to smoke, even when consciously, you’ve decided to stop.

And guess which part is stronger!!

Stop Smoking - photo of stop smoking programme

Everyone has ways of making themselves feel better – and thank goodness for that – but if the habit you have isn’t good for you and you want to change it for something that’s a lot healthier, you need to work with the unconscious part of your brain.

It’s not hard, but you just need to know what to do.

“I’m pleasantly surprised at how different this feels from the times before, when I’ve tried to give up smoking on my own. Now, not smoking is a decision I feel completely in control of. Sometimes the thought of smoking is there, but it’s inconsequential, because there’s a better decision I can make and let the urge go. Just like you said, I now have the choice. Being a non-smoker feels really good.”

Chris Cook, Marlow

If you have a habit you’d like to change get in touch and find out how easy it could be.

Lysette Offley

About the author

With 40 years of experience, Lysette Offley is a Memory and Mindset Coach to women and men at the top of their game in the Financial Services Industry who recognise the value of continual personal and professional development and support to achieve a healthy work-life balance, along with satisfaction and fulfilment.

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