ValuesAt Quit Smoking Expert in Capalaba, I am often asked by women why they were able to quit smoking when they were pregnant and then took it up after the baby was born.
This is all about your values and where they stand on your hierarchy list. You will live your life according to your values. The higher something is on your values hierarchy, the easier it is to accomplish, and you will not procrastinate. When a woman falls pregnant, health value often rises the list of values and often becomes the top value. The reason for this is that everybody wants to have a healthy baby, and to have a healthy baby, you have to be healthy. This is why that person often quit smoking very easily when they find out they are pregnant.
Once the baby is born, a lot of women go back to smoking. Again the reason is all about where the value of health is on the hierarchy. The baby gets born, and the value of health drops, and so does the motivation to stop smoking drop. The lower something is on your values, the harder it becomes to accomplish.
If you want to quit smoking, I suggest that you first find out what your values are. At quit smoking expert, we have a simple exercise to accomplish this. If health is not in your top five, you will need to raise the value of health, this can be accomplished by linking breathing fresh air rather than smoking with your top value. Do this, and the process of quitting smoking becomes much more easily.

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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