By Ian Newton
Recently I was walking through a café precinct of Brisbane, I was following a young couple, the guy was wearing a T-shirt the words "Loving Life" on the back. He stopped and turned around and I noticed he was smoking.
I joked to my wife that this is definitely an article topic for me to write about; it was kind of funny except for the young baby in his partner's arms, standing right beside him. She asked him to hold the baby, as her arms were tired, but he held up his smoke and shrugged, as if to say "Hey Can't you see I'm busy.
Wow talk about loving life. You may think that I'm judging them, and truth be told I probably am just a bit. As a parent, this scene to me was quite sad, and said so much about their lives.
I'm not judging the smoking, after all my income is all about helping smokers quit. I guess it's the whole package, the smokes, the T-shirt, the young mother and the baby. It just seems such a shame that there are so many things that could be made better.
A Young Dad smoking his way potentially to an early grave. A tiny baby exposed to toxic smoke into its lungs and from contact with its father's clothes.
A tired young mother who can't pass the baby over because dad is engrossed in sucking smoke into his lungs and in that moment a cigarette was more important than his child., and feeling personally unsupported.
Maybe he will quit and get his priorities right, maybe he won't and maybe you are nothing like this guy, but if you are still smoking you will have your own story about cigarettes.
So what would your T-shirt say? What message are you sending to yourself and to the world? What do you want the new story to be? And how would you like it to end?
The great news is that using hypnosis you can create a happy new T-shirt message; maybe you can wear a loving life T-shirt with pride.
The benefits of quitting are endless as are the problems with remaining a smoker. Just make a decision call a hypnotherapist and just get it done.
At best you won't feel a thing at worst you will have some discomfort, but nothing like the pain of living and dying with lung cancer.
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Wishing you the best of health