the Habit - Why do we find it so Hard to Quit Smoking?
other day, a client told me she was afraid that her memory was failing her. 'I
obviously got here somehow', she said, 'but I really can't remember a thing about
you ever done something familiar, like going home, and then realised that you
can't remember it? Much of the time we put our repetitive, everyday tasks on 'automatic',
so that we can focus on whatever we're consciously thinking about at the time.
about the last time you moved house: at first it takes much longer to do things
because you don't know where everything is, so you have to think consciously about
all the little activities that go to make up your day. Instead of automatically
going to the right cupboard you have to re-learn your habits.
habits run our lives
sum it up, we depend on our habits - the things we have learned so well that we
do them unconsciously. You could say that our habits run our lives most of the
time. It's not a problem unless we have habits that work against us. They can
seem very hard to change.
people try to deal with bad habits by telling themselves off:
'Now there I
go again! Why do I keep doing the same silly things? I must be stupid
and it doesn't work.
how can we change bad habits?
can we do to stop smoking, feel more confident, stop anxious thoughts, stop undermining
ourselves and start to feel more in charge of our lives?
my experience it's a case of getting on the right wavelength to address the problem
and, since our habits are unconscious, using an unconscious approach to change
use the right approach it's amazing how much quicker and easier it is to succeed.
Can you imagine how much better you'll feel when you've taken charge of your habits
and you're living the life you want to live?
on, dare to dream!
Smith is a Hypnotherapist and Master Practitioner of NLP. He is in his fourteenth
year of helping his clients to deal with problems so that they can enjoy a better
written by Graham Smith