Quite often I will ask people who have come to me to quit smoking cigarettes if they think that their smoking habit controls them.Take-control1

In a lot of cases they say that smoking does not control them, even with people who are smoking 40 to 50 cigarettes a day! When I ask them to look closely at how much their day is planned around smoking cigarettes they are often surprised at how much it controls their day.

In a lot of cases they see how much time is wasted searching for cigarettes and lighters, how much anxiety is caused if they don’t think they have enough cigarettes, how they plan their day around the times that they smoke etc.

There is no doubt that smoking cigarettes controls you and that by stopping smoking cigarettes how much more control you have in your life. The human race is a funny bunch and it is surprising how easily we can ignore or justify something, good or bad.

Why not quit smoking and gain more control of your life?


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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