By Gayle North, Positive Change Coach

If you are still smoking or chewing tobacco, you probably do plan to stop in the future. Most people do stop, sooner or later.

Maybe you are waiting for a vague “something” to help you make up your mind. I hope this article will assist you to do just that – make up your mind and do it no that is. Think about what you have been waiting for. Is it a diagnosis to scare you, or an event or person to inspire you into making the decision to put it behind you?

Too many people use hindsight rather than foresight.

Stop for a moment and use your logic to level with yourself. You can use your foresight and stop before you burn up any more of your money and before the tobacco poisons do any more damage to your body, …. or you can wait for hindsight and complicate your life after a clinical diagnosis of damage that may or may not be reversible.

Most tobacco users have heard stories, or may even know someone personally who has been damaged by their tobacco habit. Their “friend” the cigarette or the chewing tobacco may have cost them their golf game, their breath, maybe even the ability to shower and care for themselves.

Johnny Carson and countless other celebrities died prematurely as a result of their smoking habit. Even fame and money couldn’t provide an escape from the ravages of the habit. Johnny had everything a person could want in life – except the health to enjoy it. His friend “the cigarette” slowly took it all away.
Smokers in denial about the dangers of their habit may point to elders who have used tobacco their entire life with, seemingly, no ill effect. But people who smoke into old age and live to old age are extremely rare these days probably due to so many other toxins in the environment that get compounded by tobacco use. The general consensus from 20 years of studies and research is that cigarettes are killers.

More Americans will die prematurely this year from smoking than all the Americans killed in 24 years of battle deaths from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Viet Nam War combined! Talk about chemical weapons of mass destruction!

The Center for Disease Control now says that on average, adult men and women shorten their lives by 13.2 and 14.5 years of life, respectively, by smoking.

If you smoke one pack a day for another month, you’ll be another month older, you will have wasted another $215 of your money, and you will have poisoned yourself with 600 more cigarettes – and your excuses will probably still be there.

In a year, figuring $5.45 per pack, you’ll spend $2,400 and get another 7,200 doses of cigarette poison. And you already know about the other hidden costs of increased insurance premiums, medical treatments, and damage to clothing, furnishings, etc.

If you smoke two packs a day, you can double those figures. Why not make candles out of your dollar bills and burn 10 of them each night? You could have some fun – and you won’t be poisoning yourself or suffering the high hidden costs.

Or you can wait until you earn the right to say “I wish I could have a second chance – I wish I would have known what I know now.” The cost of smoking can be computed financially, physically and emotionally, and your costs grow with each passing day.

Whatever your reasons for waiting – you know they are just excuses. Your loved ones are increasingly concerned about you. They wish they could make up your mind for you – but they can’t. Only you can do this for yourself. Why not make up your mind and stop now?

Ask yourself this question: IF I TRULY LOVED MYSELF WOULD I BE USING TOBACCO? You already know the answer. Help is available. Consider letting go of your habit the easy way – with HYPNOSIS.

Gayle North is a Positive Change Coach offering programs to create fast, easy, lasting positive change in your life. Call (406) 250-4038 to speak with Gayle about your goals.

Love Yourself Thin

By Gayle North, Positive Change Coach

“Change the self-image first, and the proper means to reach and maintain the new body will follow! … I have never found anything more solid, secure, or permanent. Change your self-image and change your life!”
Debbie Johnson, author of “Think Yourself Thin”

When you change the way you see your body and the way feel about yourself, you take the first step toward a lasting experience of your personal best body weight!

Dr. Oz has had several shows featuring hypnosis for weight loss. On a recent show which you can view on his website, Paul McKenna demonstrated the instant benefits of accepting your body as it is. He had a woman from the audience come to the stage and stand in front of a full length mirror. She was squirming with discomfort as she looked at herself. He asked her which parts of her body she is not satisfied with and she told him!

He then told her to look at each of those parts of her body and say, “I accept my stomach, I accept my thighs, I accept my arms, etc.” The result was an instant relaxing of her face and body that was noticeable to the audience. After she “accepted all her parts” she commented that she no longer feels tense and dissatisfied. She could see the extra fat as a temporary problem that she has the power to change.

Paul McKenna commented about how this simple exercise can help you feel better right away, enabling you to take the excess weight off faster. Repeat: When You Feel Good About Yourself You Can Shed The Fat Faster – And Easier!

Here are some of the benefits of accepting your body as it is, due to the release of tension created by self-criticism:
• Your metabolism works better
• Your digestion and elimination is better
• You have more physical energy
• You are more motivated to exercise
• You feel lighter and happier
• You make healthier food choices
• You can see the weight as a temporary condition
• You can be your best friend instead of your worst enemy
• You feel more like socializing
• You will be pleasant to be around
• You build trust in yourself to do what is good for YOU!

The worse you feel about the way you look and feel – the longer the problem will last. THIS CONCEPT IS ALMOST TOO SIMPLE TO GRASP!

Begin Now To Feel As If You Have Already Achieved Your Goal. You remember how to pretend! Forgive yourself for all of your past indiscretions with food and lifestyle – you cannot change what you did in the past. Stop punishing yourself and start taking care of yourself because you care about yourself!
If You Don’t Care About You – Who Will?

People around you eventually begin to reflect the opinion you have of yourself. You will convince them over time that you really are fat or defective in some way. Then when they begin to see you the way you have convinced them to see you, you will accuse them of being mean!

Who Started The Meanness Anyway? My observation is that the reason most people engage in self-defeating habits is to soothe themselves – because of their own meanness.

It May Be Time To Look In The Mirror And Forgive Yourself! Stop expecting others to make you feel better about yourself. Decide to BECOME YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND NOW!

Stop trying to force yourself to follow your ever changing set of rules and just get into a state of love and have gratitude for your body as it is.
Keep your thoughts and feelings focused on Your Best Body to Live Your Best Life.

It makes sense doesn’t it? You Can Do It!
We will be happy to send you step by step instructions called “Use Your Imagination – The Perfect Tool to Re-invent Your Body”.  Just e-mail your request to Gayle North is a Positive Change Coach helping you to make fast, easy, lasting positive changes so that you can Live Your Best Life.

Control your weight. Stop compulsive behaviors like smoking/chewing. Call Gayle to learn more about the My Best Body hypnosis program to achieve and maintain your personal ideal weight.

The condition of your body reflects your self-care. Your self-care reflects the level of love and acceptance you have for yourself. Love Yourself Healthy!

Gayle North is a Positive Change Coach offering programs to create fast, easy, lasting positive change in your life. Call (406) 250-4038 to speak with Gayle about your goals.