I get a lot of people who come to me for quit smoking with the mindset that if they stop smoking cigarettes things will change.

They are right but have got things the wrong way around. The mindset should be that I want to change and by changing I will quit smoking cigarettes. It comes down to the question, do you want to change and are you prepared to do what it takes to change? Change1

Like all things in life there is a positive and a negative. Some people regard change as positive and will embrace it whilst some regard it as negative and avoid it.

If you have been a smoker for a long time change means now that I am a non-smoker who am I? As a smoker I’m in my comfort zone whilst as a non-smoker I am out of my comfort zone. Being out of your comfort zone leads to feelings of discomfort, stress and anxiety. Smoking cigarettes is comfortable and it is a crutch to help get through the day.

Unfortunately this comfortable habit of smoking cigarettes has some extremely nasty consequences such as an early death and more than likely a miserable death.

So when you think that you want to quit smoking you need to weigh up your options. Do you want to change, be uncomfortable but have a life of longevity and vitality or do you not change, stay in your comfort zone and most likely suffer some severe medical consequences.

As always the choice is yours. I suggest that when you decide to stop smoking cigarettes you make sure that you want to change, if you are sure then your life can change so much for the better.


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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