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According to, 8 healthy rituals to replace your smoking habit

To help committed quitters with overcoming the major hurdle of giving up long-established smoking habits, here are 8 daily rituals that can take the place of traditional cigarette breaks, and also lead to an overall healthier lifestyle.

Wake up with a glass of water

Highly dependent smokers tend to light up as early as 30 minutes after waking up. Instead of reaching for the cigarettes, make a habit of having a tall glass of iced water shortly after getting out of bed. Water helps to energize your metabolism, hydrates you, and helps your body flush out toxins.

Do a morning stretch routine

Starting your day with stretches has many physical and mental benefits, including lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation within your body. Choose a mix of stretches that span all your major muscle groups, and do each stretch for 20 to 30 seconds. Try to do them shortly after getting out of bed. You’ll feel energized and may be less inclined to smoke cigarettes.

Create a smiling ritual

It’s true that smiling every day improves a person’s overall outlook and attitude, which is necessary when you’re trying to stay quit. Yet few of us smile consciously, or often enough. For 30 seconds a day, smile at yourself in the mirror. Focus on your end goal of quitting smoking and you’ll likely feel a jolt of motivation. It might sound funny, but you’ll be amazed at the effects.

Clear your lungs with a deep-breathing session

Practicing deep breathing at least twice a day is a great way to reduce stress levels and also help clear your lungs. Try taking in deep breaths – five seconds of inhaling through your nose, followed by five seconds of exhaling through your mouth. This can be done while in an elevator, the shower, or while waiting in line.

Keep your hands busy with the help of a water bottle

Smoking isn’t just a mental fixation — it’s a physical habit too. So part of quitting smoking is keeping your hands busy. A water bottle is a perfect solution; keep it with you everywhere, and refill frequently.  Your hands will get the satisfaction of holding something, and you’ll also stay hydrated.

Get outside for the fresh air, not to have a cigarette

Change the way you view going outside as not a chance to smoke cigarettes, but a way to relax and turn your focus toward the world around you. Find times in your schedule that you can get away each day, such as lunchtime or right after dinner, and go for a brisk stroll. You’ll feel both refreshed and energized when you return to your daily activities.

Do a daily social “reach out”

At least once a day, at a regular time, send a text, e-mail, or even make a call to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while.  When you’re feeling the onset of a craving to smoke, focusing on reaching out and being social will help you stay strong and can lead to newfound friendships.

Have a no-technology hour before bed

Turn off your phone, computer, laptop, tablet, and TV at least an hour before bedtime. This evening ritual will help your body wind down and sleep more soundly, which is important not only for your quit journey, but your overall healthy life.

Stop Smoking and LOOK what happens

Changes Your Body Goes Through When You Quit Smoking

Within 20 minutes of the last cigarette:

  • Blood pressure drops to normal
  • Pulse rate drops to normal
  • Body temperature of hands and feet increases to normal

Within 8 Hours of the last cigarette:

  • Carbon Monoxide level in blood drops to normal
  • Oxygen level in blood increases to normal

Within 24 Hours of the last cigarette:

  • Chances of a heart attack decreases

Within 48 Hours of the last cigarette:

  • Nerve endings start to re-grow

Within 72 Hours of the last cigarette:

  • Bronchial tubes relax, making breathing easier
  • Lung capacity increases

Within 2 weeks to 3 months of the last cigarette:

  • Circulation improves. Walking becomes easier
  • Lung function increases up to 30%

Within 1-9 months of the last cigarette:

  • Coughing, sinus congestion, fatigue, shortness of breath is decreased
  • Cilia re-grows in lungs, increasing ability to handle mucous, clean the lungs, reduce infection
  • Body’s overall energy level increases

Within 5 years of the last cigarette:

  • Lung cancer death rate for average smoker (one pack a day) decreases from 137 per 100,000 people to 72 per 100,000

Within 10 years of the last cigarette: 

  • Lung cancer death rate for average smoker drops to 12 deaths per 100,000. Almost the rate of non-smokers
  • Pre-cancerous cells are replaced with healthy cells
  • Other cancers – such as those of the mouth, larynx, esophagus, bladder, kidney and pancreas decreases. (There are 30 chemicals in tobacco smoke that cause cancer.

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Are You Ready to Finally Stop Smoking?

Hypnosis is a proven, reliable therapy.  As with any therapy you have to “want” to quit smoking.  There, I said it, got that out right up front.  With that in mind many things are possible with hypnosis. Now, let’s talk about more details of using hypnosis to finally stop smoking.

You must want to stop smoking … for the right reason.

Hypnotic suggestion will be rejected and there will be no change if you want to stop smoking for the wrong reason. Even though they sound good, wrong reasons can include:

  1. Your doctor wants you to stop.
  2. Your spouse or your kids are pressuring you to stop.
  3. You fear sickness or death.
  4. Because it has become socially unacceptable.
  5. Or you are tired of burning holes in your clothes or furniture.

If these were valid reasons, your mind would have already made you a non-smoker.

The only right reason to stop smoking is about attitude!

The only right reason to stop smoking from a hypnosis point of view, is if a person can hold a cigarette in his hand, look at it and honestly say to himself,

“I don’t like you and I don’t want you in my life anymore.”

This, and only this, mental attitude allows the hypnosis suggestion to enter the person’s subconscious mind and change can begin. The other “wrong” reasons can then become excellent support attitudes.

How many sessions does it take?

How many hypnosis sessions are required for a person to become completely free from the cigarette habit depends to a large degree on the way the hypnotist was trained. A few exceptionally well-trained hypnotists can easily help the client achieve his goal in just one session. Most hypnotists though, will use a program consisting of 2-3 sessions. Some clients will want to stop using a slow cutting back method. This method is usually not as effective or recommended as it does not show the proper motivation by the client.

You don’t have to gain weight in the process!

A well-trained hypnotist will include in the stop smoking session powerful suggestions to eliminate the desire to overeat or the increased desire for the flavor of sweets. Using this technique, many people who are a little overweight going into the session will have a tendency to shed those excess pounds after the hypnosis program is completed.

If you truly desire to stop smoking and honestly have the right reason, “I don’t like you and I don’t want you in my life anymore.” Then you can have the greatest chance of becoming a healthy non-smoker for the rest of your life.  Invest in your life and decide today to become a non-smoker.

If you are ready to finally become a non-smoker call Avalon Hypnosis today.  (407) 492-7363.  Office hours Mon-Sat, by appointment only.  Visit is online: for many great self-help products and more!