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"I'm Not Ready to Quit!" - "What Are You Waiting For?

by Fred H. Kelley

Procrastination. I know it well. From taxes to yard work to filing papers--you name it, I'm the expert procrastinator. I can put off doing anything, with style and ease. I file tax return extensions at 11:59 PM on April 15 without breaking a sweat. Am I proud of this? Well, admittedly, sometimes yes. I pat myself on the back and say "I have the amazing ability to get things done at the last minute." Do I usually end up regretting my procrastination? Almost always. So I've had to learn ways to get things done now, on time. I'm still learning and always will be. Procrastination is a persistent thief! Procrastination is an expensive way to spend your life. Waiting until the last minute can even cost you your life. And when you "spend" your life mired in procrastination, you don't truly live. You are perpetually putting off living. Focusing on quitting smoking, how many times have you said "I'm not ready to quit," or "I'll quit tomorrow," or "I'll quit when I'm not under so much stress"? What are you waiting for? THE COSTS OF PROCRASTINATION If you fail to file your taxes on time, you'll pay penalties and interest. If you fail to quit smoking, you'll eventually pay with your life. Putting off almost anything will cost you more tomorrow than it will today. I firmly believe that one of the main costs of procrastination is the mental anguish you experience when you know you have something you really should be doing. But most procrastination also comes with a direct cost, whether it be financial or health-related or otherwise. You should take careful note of the cost of waiting "until later" to quit smoking. Calculate how much cigarettes cost you every day, month and year. Calculate how much of your life goes up in smoke with each cigarette. Estimates range from three to 15 minutes of your life are lost for every single cigarette you smoke. That's one to five hours per pack! Is the temporary satisfaction (fix) worth that much to you? Plus smoking causes countless fires, wastes billions of dollars in "smoking break" time and costs billions of dollars for medical care. You pay for this too! CAUSES OF PROCRASTINATION So, what causes procrastination? You do, simply put. But why? Why do you procrastinate? Why do you put off doing something that is beneficial to you? Life and motivation and psychology are complex and sometimes not rational. What causes me to put off doing my taxes? I hate dealing with forms and complicated tax laws and hundreds of difficult decisions and paperwork and financial information. In my mind these are all good reasons to "do it later." (But I bet you never saw a Nike ad that said, "Just do it later.") There are numerous causes and explanations for procrastination, including, but not limited to: 1. Fear of failure 2. Fear of success 3. Fear of the unknown 4. Lack of interest or motivation 5. Lack of information 6. Too much information 7. Indecision 8. Not knowing where to start 9. Too busy 10. Laziness Whatever the supposed cause may be, most times they are simply excuses for waiting until later to do something that needs doing now. What's your excuse for not quitting today? CURES FOR PROCRASTINATION Jump in and get started! That's what I've found to be the best cure for procrastination. Overcoming the inertia and getting moving helps me to "keep on truckin'" through my taxes or whatever else I need to do. If I sit and dread doing the data entry for all my bank accounts, nothing happens. If it just sit down, take the plunge and start inputting my financial information in my computer, before I know it I'm nearly done. I work through it until I get it right. Getting my various bank accounts reconciled takes time and some trial and error, but by jumping in feet first I get the process started, and my taxes done. Similarly, to quit smoking, just get started. Today! Don't worry if you don't have all the information or if the time isn't perfect or if you don't think you can quit. Just give it your best shot! There never will be the perfect conditions for you to quit. Face it! Time waits for no one, as they say, so quit today or face the consequences tomorrow. Keep these thoughts in mind as you begin to quit: DO IT TODAY! NOW! Not tomorrow or sometime soon. Seize the moment and make it happen now. Now is the only time anyone has. INCH BY INCH, IT'S A CINCH. If someone told you to smoke 7,300 cigarettes today, you'd call them crazy. But if they told you to smoke a pack a day for one year, then you'd say "no problem." Likewise, if you worry about not being able to smoke tomorrow because you quit today, you may find yourself panicked and unable to quit. Deal with today, and let tomorrow take care of itself. BEGIN WITH AN ENDING. Before you start a trip you'd better know where you're going. In Stephen Covey's book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People", one of the seven habits is "begin with the end in mind." In other words, get a clear vision in your mind (and on paper) of what you want, and where you want to be. This may seem contradictory to what I said about not worrying about tomorrow, but these two principles work hand-in-hand. By knowing clearly what you want to achieve, you can relax in the day-to-day details of accomplishing your goal. THERE'S NEVER A "PERFECT" TIME OR SITUATION TO DO ANYTHING. Don't wait for "perfect" because it will never come. Do the best you can with what you know today. Great achievers don't magically know all the answers when they begin some new undertaking. The process, the action, the investigation that they experience brings the answers and the achievement. You need to begin the process of quitting today whether or not you know how. You'll learn by doing. You may not quit permanently the first time you try to quit. That's okay! You will learn what YOU need to know to quit permanently next time. Great achievers take massive action. Take action! Quitting smoking now, today, is difficult, but the rewards are immense. Throw out your excuses and get started. Excuses are the currency of failure and the destitute. Tomorrow never comes. Quit smoking today!

** Article © Copyright Fred Kelley of QuitSmoking.com. Visit the web site at http://www.quitsmoking.com for great information and products designed to help you quit smoking.

Did you Know? Benefits of Quitting Stop Smoking Expert
Almost four out of every five smokers would like to quit. And almost half of all adult smokers have already quit. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how long you’ve smoked. You become healthier and stronger each day you are tobacco-free. Source: Cigarette Smoking Among Adults – United States, 1993.

Cigarette smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States. It accounts for nearly 440,000 deaths each year, of which more than 135,000 are due to smoking related cardiovascular diseases. Cigarette smokers are two-to-three times more likely to die from coronary heart disease than nonsmokers

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  • "As a former smoker, I know how difficult it is to quit smoking. If you are motivated, Hypnosis is a very effective method to help you quit."
    Darren Hiller, CH
    What's in a Cigarette? Secondhand Smoke About Cravings
  • There are more than 4,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke.
  • Some of them are also in wood varnish, the insect poison DDT, arsenic, nail polish remover, and rat poison.
  • The ashes, tar, gases, and other poisons in cigarettes harm your body over time. They damage your heart and lungs. They also make it harder for you to taste and smell things, and fight infections.

    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Reducing Tobacco Use: A Report of the Surgeon General. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2000.
  • Secondhand smoke exposure causes disease and premature death in children and adults who do not smoke. Secondhand smoke contains hundreds of chemicals known to be toxic or carcinogenic, including formaldehyde, benzene, vinyl chloride, arsenic ammonia and hydrogen cyanide.
  • Secondhand smoke causes approximately 3,400 lung cancer deaths and 46,000 heart disease deaths in adult nonsmokers in the United States each year.
  • Secondhand smoke is responsible for between 150,000 and 300,000 lower respiratory tract infections in infants and children under 18 months of age, resulting in between 7,500 and 15,000 hospitalizations each year, and causes 430 sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) deaths in the United States annually.

    Source: American Lung Association Website
  • When a craving hits—it may seem intense. But evidence shows, it will subside in about two minutes. So, it’s a good idea to find something else to do during your cravings. Take a walk, go get a drink of water. A memory match game that can distract you and entertain you to help ease you past your craving. Source: American Cancer Society

  • Remember the reasons you quit in the first place
  • Visualize a waterfall washing the craving away.
  • Take a few deep breaths and stretch
  • Put a straw or a cinnamon stick in your mouth

  • Ben Affleck quits a twenty year smoking habit with a little help from his friend. Best friend Matt Damon, who quit smoking with a Professional Hypnotist over a year ago, told Ben all about it. Ben decided it was time to quit, and took his friends advice to use a Professional Hypnotist. "I finally decided to quit smoking when I was going to have a child. I actually went to hypnosis." Now, Mr. Affleck is a non-smoker thanks to Hypnosis and a little help from his friend.

    DeGeneres Uses Hypnosis to Quit Smoking. Admitting that she didn't "look like somebody who should smoke," DeGeneres told her audience, "I work out and I'm very healthy and I like to think I'm a very intelligent person." She added, "My mother had breast cancer. I, of all people, should not smoke... She said of her Hypnotist, "You've helped me tremendously and probably saved my life, definitely changed my life."

    I should have done it years ago. …It’s amazing I didn’t even want a cigarette any more.” Matt Damon describing his hypnosis experience to Jay Leno, - The Tonight Show, 12/04
    "As a former smoker, I know how difficult it is to quit smoking. If you are motivated, Hypnosis is a very effective method to help you quit."
    Anne Brackett was 28 and living in Boulder, Colo., when she saw an ad in the paper for a group hypnosis class at a YWCA to help people quit smoking. She was smoking more than a pack a day and thought she'd give it a try. "I didn't think I was being hypnotized," Brackett says. In fact, she thought it was sort of goofy to sit there with her eyes closed listening to the leader say, repeatedly, "You will forget to remember to smoke." But she did just as the leader suggested. "I never wanted to smoke again," Brackett says. Today, 30 tobacco-free years later, Brackett who is 58, lives in Elk Grove and works as a respiratory therapist. "I dismissed so much, and this taught me not to do that," Brackett said. "The problem is that medicine tends to be conservative."

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