How get motivated
About 16 000 people die from smoking every day.
Motivation is a powerful engine of human behaviours. So how do we get motivated to quit smoking? Even a child knows that smoking shortens life, and a drop of nicotine can kill a horse. The fact is that our brain works in such a way that information capable of inflicting some kind of damage on our Self (ego) is either denied or quickly forgotten, or there is a convenient explanation for this information. In other words, the brain does not want psycho-traumatic information to be fully realized.
To overcome this, a person should make a list of the most common consequences of smoking. It is not difficult to find this information on the Internet. It is important to understand that the consequences affect you personally, and when the disease sets in, it is very difficult to stop it. The problem is oncology. And if a smoker has not got lung cancer as a result of his habit, it's only because he died from another disease before the lung cancer developed.
When you inform yourself about the dangers, you quickly become aware about the consequences of smoking. At this step, the main thing is to maintain a high level of motivation. You need to make the decision to quit by yourself, decide a date when you will quit and prepare an action plan.
Unfortunately, there are people (especially with addictions) with suppressed motivational systems. And the short lasting pleasure, received from smoking a cigarette, makes a person not wanting to change anything. However, it has been documented, that if such a person begins to do breathing exercises, even against his will, his motivational system will gradually recover. After all, the production of dopamine (the happiness hormone), which increases when breathing with Smart Breathe™, can restore the biological pleasure centres and, as a result, the motivation.
The best way to quit smoking is wanting to protect your health and your brain in particular. When the intellect becomes more important than a cigarette, this is enough motivation to abandon smoking painlessly. When an important sacrifice has to be made for the sake of a cigarette, it makes it easier to stop smoking.