We have written many times on this site about using the subconscious mind when quitting smoking with self-hypnosis and meditation. But there is also much you can do to with affirmations to quit smoking.
I could simplistically describe affirmations as conscious commands to your subconscious. Just by saying something you can actually effect some negative habits locked in your subconscious.
People use affirmations to create a positive mindset and live life more consciously instead of blindly following the well-trod paths of the subconscious which may be damaging.
Your thoughts are your reality – in a very real way. If you watch what you are thinking regularly you will be amazed how many negative thoughts and assumptions you make about your everyday life. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could turn them into positive ones?
Affirmations can allow you to disassociate yourself from negative habits. Your conscious affirmation will be at odds with your subconscious habit, forcing it from the shadows of your subconscious mind out into the open of consciousness where you can make a choice to discard it. It really is that simple.
How to make affirmations
When creating affirmations focus on what you want – not on what you don’t want. And focus on something you want to change about yourself.
Start by saying it to yourself over and over. Say your affirmations everyday, as often as you can. Say them in your head and say them out loud. You may even like to write them on a piece of paper and put them in a special place.
Visualisation can work for some people. Some people like to visualise themselves living their dream life already. I’m not so sure about this method as it seems a little like dreaming for me which is too subconscious. If you like to visualise make sure it is conscious visualisation.
Why not try all these methods?
Remember, thoughts are nothing but electrical impulses that form our perception of reality – or form reality. Make sure you are the conscious controller of your thoughts not your subconscious. You are responsible for your thoughts.
Some examples of affirmations
Here are some examples of affirmations.
“I breathe in only clean air” would be a good example of an affirmation for a smoker who wishes to quit smoking cigarettes. Another one of my personal favorites is: “every day in every way I’m getting better and better”.
Here are some more:
- I am healthy and happy
- Wealth is pouring into my life
- I am surrounded by love
- I deserve all good in my life
The list is really endless.
There is no reason to ever be bored. Whether you are queuing for something, walking, driving, meditating, you can make affirmations. Just make sure you are conscious of the moment you are in and that the affirmation is about yourself.
And, keep at it. It works!