Mindset 2What you think is definitely what you get. I see this lots and lots of time when carrying out quit smoking at Quit Smoking in 60 Minutes, Capalaba.
As with all things what you think can be positive and negative. It amazes me how the majority of clients think in the negative when it comes to quitting smoking. Things such as; I’ll have cravings or I can’t deal with stress. If you do think like this then it is highly likely you will have cravings or won’t be able to deal with stress. When you change the habit of smoking in the subconscious mind there are usually no cravings, they come more from the fact that you think that you should have cravings. Imagine thinking that you will not have cravings rather than you will have cravings! I will admit that when it comes to cravings the body sometimes has a physical reaction to quitting but if you keep your mind busy and think in the positive there is no need for it. I had a client who phoned me and said that he was having cravings for smoking. When we explored this he was sitting at home doing nothing and thinking about smoking. I got him to go and do something that took his mind off of smoking and also asked him to change his thinking, he is still a non-smoker!
As for stress, we know that smoking increases stress. Millions of people get through stress without smoking. Smokers have trained themselves well in thinking that they cannot deal with stress without smoking. Change the mindset to I can deal with stress without smoking and there is a dramatic change in results.
Changing your mindset and the way that you look at smoking can really improve your chances of quitting. If you have decided to quit smoking look at all the things that you believe are true with your smoking and look at where you can change your thoughts. It is so true, what you think is what you get.

About Steve Gardiner

Stephen Gardiner originates from Rhodesia, (Zimbabwe) then working around the globe before finally settling in Brisbane Australia. As a scientist, Steve always had an interest in human development, especially Mind Plastisicity and how we cope with stress, anxiety and addictive behaviours. Over the past 15 years Steve has assisted many clients to transform their lives by resolving the obstacles holding them back.

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