Visualize Yourself As A Non-Smoker

How great will it be when you quit smoking? Can you visualize what it will be like?

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1 year ago

How great will it be when you quit smoking? Can you visualize what it will be like?

Top athletes, entertainers, and businesspeople use visualization as a way of making their goals clear in their minds, which in turn strengthens their commitment to reach those goals. Similarly, many successful ex-smokers say that visualizing themselves as a non-smoker was one of the keys to reaching their goal.

For the next 5 or 10 minutes, close your eyes and visualize yourself in the future as a non-smoker.

  • Imagine everything as if you are watching a movie…in vivid detail. Where are you? What are you doing? Who are you with? How do you feel?
  • Visualize yourself without any cigarettes and without any desire for a cigarette…having fun with friends and family…solving a stressful problem…feeling stronger and healthier…feeling relaxed and confident.

When you’re finished with the visualization, write down what it feels like to be a non-smoker. Here are some ideas.

  • I feel in total control;
  • I am proud of myself;
  • I have a lot of energy and feel strong;
  • I can breathe deeply without coughing;
  • I have extra money to save or spend.

Quit Smoking Resources

The following is a list of helplines and resources. New resources are continually available, and the contact information for some of these resources may change. For the most up-to-date information, do an internet search for “quit smoking programs.”

Provincial Smokers’ Helplines

  • British Columbia (1.877.455.2233)
  • Yukon (1.866.221.8393)
  • Nunavut (1.866.877.3845)
  • Northwest Territories (1.867.920.8826)
  • Alberta (1.866.332-2322 and alberta.quitnet.com)
  • Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia (1.877.513.5333)
  • Prince Edward Island (1.888.818.6300)
  • Quebec (1.866.527.7383)

Newfoundland, Labrador (1.800.363.5864)

Resources For Youths

  • Quit4Life (www.quit4life.ca) is a Health Canada program for 12 to 18 year olds.
  • Smoke-FX (www.smoke-fx.com) is Ontario-based and has many useful resources to aid in quitting smoking as well as an advocacy tool kit.
  • Smoking Zine (www.smokingzine.org) is a University of Toronto smoking cessation program for teens.

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Visualize Yourself As A Non-Smoker

Last updated 1 year ago

How great will it be when you quit smoking? Can you visualize what it will be like?

Top athletes, entertainers, and businesspeople use visualization as a way of making their goals clear in their minds, which in turn strengthens their commitment to reach those goals. Similarly, many successful ex-smokers say that visualizing themselves as a non-smoker was one of the keys to reaching their goal.

For the next 5 or 10 minutes, close your eyes and visualize yourself in the future as a non-smoker.

  • Imagine everything as if you are watching a movie…in vivid detail. Where are you? What are you doing? Who are you with? How do you feel?
  • Visualize yourself without any cigarettes and without any desire for a cigarette…having fun with friends and family…solving a stressful problem…feeling stronger and healthier…feeling relaxed and confident.

When you’re finished with the visualization, write down what it feels like to be a non-smoker. Here are some ideas.

  • I feel in total control;
  • I am proud of myself;
  • I have a lot of energy and feel strong;
  • I can breathe deeply without coughing;
  • I have extra money to save or spend.

Quit Smoking Resources

The following is a list of helplines and resources. New resources are continually available, and the contact information for some of these resources may change. For the most up-to-date information, do an internet search for “quit smoking programs.”

Provincial Smokers’ Helplines

  • British Columbia (1.877.455.2233)
  • Yukon (1.866.221.8393)
  • Nunavut (1.866.877.3845)
  • Northwest Territories (1.867.920.8826)
  • Alberta (1.866.332-2322 and alberta.quitnet.com)
  • Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia (1.877.513.5333)
  • Prince Edward Island (1.888.818.6300)
  • Quebec (1.866.527.7383)

Newfoundland, Labrador (1.800.363.5864)

Resources For Youths

  • Quit4Life (www.quit4life.ca) is a Health Canada program for 12 to 18 year olds.
  • Smoke-FX (www.smoke-fx.com) is Ontario-based and has many useful resources to aid in quitting smoking as well as an advocacy tool kit.
  • Smoking Zine (www.smokingzine.org) is a University of Toronto smoking cessation program for teens.

Other Resources