Having gained a new perspective on life, enjoy it!
Enjoying life is not something that is dependant on not smoking, after all, I'm sure many smokers have very enjoyable lives. It's just basic common sense though, that if you don't smoke, you're more likely to be around a little longer to do it! And when you factor in the number of people that don’t smoke these days, it may also increase your social options too! However, to be specific, what I really mean when I say "enjoy life," is this, the decisions which are really important to the quality of your old age, are the ones that you make early enough in life, that will ensure the best outcomes over the long run! That just means, that timing is everything?
But let's be fair, it's often a lot easier to say we are going to do something than to actually do it. And we will often have a plethora of reasons or excuses to make us feel less guilty when we can't or don't do it. People say things like, you’ve got to die of something or I might get run over by a bus, which is possibly true but you probably won't. But having personally witnessed some people later on in life, some facing life-threatening illnesses or disease, you can see the looming awareness of the folly of their words! Now they would move heaven and earth for a few more months or years! Fortunately, depending on the timing, hypnotherapy can give you the motivation to make those difficult decisions and hopefully in time to make all the difference?
Let's face it, life is something that we should all cherish and appreciate and the best time to do it; is now! Now exists in every moment of every minute of every day. Even if you reflect on something enjoyable, maybe something you did yesterday, it is not yesterday you are enjoying; it's a now experience of yesterday!
Perhaps one of the best ways to enjoy life is by being lucid in mind body and spirit, as in, while it is happening and having a healthy body and mind will very likely make all the difference. The Roman poet Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, over 1,900 years ago, actually had a saying for this aspect of life: Mens Sana in Corpore Sano, meaning, a healthy mind in a healthy body. So, to really enjoy life it makes sense to think about your choices, especially the longevity of them. Fortunately, I quit smoking over 40 years ago and I’d like to tell you it was because I really thought long and hard about it. The truth though, is that one day I decided to try auto-suggestion and self-hypnosis (try because I thought it would be difficult). Auto Suggestion and self-hypnosis to quit and quit I did! Looking back on it, with all that I know now, that I didn't know back then, I am pleased I made that decision.
I don’t say this to impress you but rather to impress upon you the importance of timing in making really important decisions. I can’t say with any certainty if I’d carried on smoking I'd be as happy and enjoying life but I can say that I'm sure I'm a lot healthier than I would have been and I am very happy about that.
Do I enjoy life; you bet I do. I wake up in the morning with a spring in my step and love in my heart. Love for myself, my family, my friends, the country I live in, the things I have and the endless opportunities I have to find new ways to experience the joy life brings.