Everyone knows smoking cigarettes is not good for them. Everyone knows they spend too much money on cigarettes. So why do people keep smoking? What’s the real reason why people don’t quit cigarettes?
- Some people do not want to put on weight
- Other people do not want to go through the withdrawal symptoms
- Most people do not think that they have the willpower to quit cigarettes
- Some people smoke cigarettes to relax and relieve stress
- People believe they are addicted to cigarettes
BUT the biggest reason of all is that smoking cigarettes is actually not under your control. How many cigarettes a day do you actually enjoy? If you are like most smokers, maybe 4 or 5 smokes you actually enjoy. All the others you smoke almost unconsciously. Smoking cigarettes is usually done by your subconscious mind.
It is like driving. When you learnt to drive you had to consciously think about it. You focused on how to change gear, how and when to change up, or down. But when you get in the car to drive, do you even think about where the gears are; the lights? No!! You jump into the car, drive down the road, listening to the radio, talking on your phone, eating. You drive unconsciously.
When you started to smoke you did it consciously. But now it is a subconscious activity. Your subconscious mind does it automatically.
So unless we deal with the individual reasons of WHY you started smoking, why you continue to smoke, when you smoke and your motivation to stop smoking, you will not have any luck Quitting smoking long term.
Are you willing to let smoking cigarettes continue to control YOUR LIFE?