Have you ever wondered why focusing on the risks of smoking, makes you want to smoke more?
I remember when I was smoking a pack-and-a-half a day, my mom was very concerned about my smoking habit. I remember clearly one Sunday about 30 years ago, I was on the phone with her and she launched into her “I wish you would stop smoking honey, it’s so bad for you. I just read in the news that…blah, blah, blah”.
My mom had gone on to tell me about a study that proved how horrible smoking was for you, but while she was doing so another part of me suddenly just had an intense craving for a cigarette! So, I lit one up while she kept going on about the horribleness how horrible my smoking was.
Why did I do that? Was I being an idiot? Was I being a rebellious brat? No. The reason was not conscious but subconscious and far more fascinating...
I have created another smoke break video that explains:
I hope you have found this video a helpful stepping stone on your journey to becoming a non-smoker. And if you're looking for more, I hope you'll check out my 3 Mental Steps to Stop Smoking video.