I’ve recently had a few people that have come to me to quit smoking in 60 minutes in Capalaba that have told me that smoking is like a Smoking is my friendfriend to them. It is always there, and they can get comfort from it.
This is seriously flawed thinking. Smoking will shorten your life, it is often a slow and miserable way to die, it increases your chance of stroke, it increases your chance of cancer and heart disease, plus many other things. If you knew someone that would slowly and surely kill you, would you be friends with them? Of course, the answer is no. By regarding smoking as a friend, you are buying into a friendship that will kill you, usually slowly and miserably. Nobody would buy into this friendship if smoking were not a concern. You would avoid it like the plague!
When quitting smoking, you need to eliminate this flawed thinking that smoking is your friend. It would be best if you changed your mindset and understand that smoking is a deadly enemy and should be avoided at all costs.

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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