Rationalization: The Smoking Blame Game

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Mature Couple Arguing Over Smoking At Home

Smokers tend to have many excuses for why they started smoking and why they can’t stop.

Blaming it on others

One of the most common ways that smokers deflect their role as a smoker is to blame someone else. You have probably heard a smoker say at one point or another that they started smoking because their parents smoked. I recall my parents both smoked and travelling in the car was a bit unpleasant especially when there were nine kids in the car as well. Perhaps with those numbers we shared the smoke so it may not have affected us so much.

Another excuse they can’t quit because their girlfriend smokes and it would be too hard to quit.  Mind you I have many people quit with hypnosis and they have a loved on who is smoking. Once the loved one sees them as a non smoker, they they will often come in and become non smokers as well.

What is Rationalisation

In psychology, this form of excuse making is called rationalisation. If we take a close look at this phenomenon, we will be able to get better insight into the mind of the smoker.

Rationalisation is a defense mechanism that people use to justify or explain controversial behaviors or feelings in order to make them seem more tolerable or acceptable. People use rationalisation to encourage behavior that is unhealthy or self-destructive. This then gives them an escape route to keep practicing such behavior. When it is clear that it is detrimental to their health and well-being, most people will make changes. Smokers who rationalize their habit by way of the “everyone else is doing it” or “they made me” method, seek to normalise smoking. This gives themselves a false sense of comfort that what they are doing isn’t all that bad. When in reality, it is wreaking incredible damage on their mental and physical bodies.

Smoking is a choice!

Smokers who rationalise their habit by blaming it on others, use it as an avoidance tactic. This then circumvents what is in their eyes, an inconvenient truth.

Smoking is a choice and you are the only person in charge of the choices you make.

Nobody kidnaps a smoker’s child and tells them they won’t return them unless they smoke everyday. Most partners and parents don’t hold a gun to a smoker’s head if they don’t light up the next cigarette. Just as you have the power to choose to smoke, you also have the power to quit and start building habits that reinforce a healthy lifestyle. The victim mentality, the one that is so strongly reinforced by rationalisation, will only keep you a prisoner of your own mind, separated from personal growth and healthy living.

There are many ways to combat the victim mentality and these go along with the smoking blame game. If you feel you need help learning how to make the healthy choice of quitting smoking, then reach out. Stop harmful habits by talking to someone about it. Considering therapeutic methods that are based on mind over matter and personal responsibility. Of course the best method to quit in just one relaxing session is hypnotherapy. Thousands of people quit using this wonderfully successful to quit smoking.  Stop blaming others and liberate yourself by taking charge of your own life—quit smoking today!

Maureen Hamilton – Hypnotherapist

Take action and call Maureen Hamilton today and make that commitment to quit smoking. There are so many benefits to quitting:-

  • Your health will improve
  • You loved ones will be so grateful
  • If you have life insurance then the premium or the loading will be removed
  • You will have more money in the bank to do the things you love

As well as the above benefits you will also have a Lifetime Guarantee. So if you ever smoke again, come back for another session and there be not charge.

These are just a few of the benefits. So call now on 1300 619 684 and have a chat with Nicole as she loves organising appointments to see Maureen. Become a non smoker in just one easy session.

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