You smoke and enjoy doing so, it's part of who you are - you definitely don't need to change anything as it's not seen as an issue in your life. Perhaps you've stumbled across this article by chance or a friend passed you the link. You may or may not be aware of how smoking is bad for your physical health, perhaps even your mental wellbeing.
Do these 4 R's seem familiar to you? According to Dr. DiClemente (one of the psychologists behind the 6 Stages of Change behaviour change model), people who are not contemplating changing a bad habit such as smoking, do for a few reasons:
If the above seems to fit what you are thinking, you be in a pre-contemplation stage in relation to changing your habit. It may be useful to ask yourself some questions:
Have you ever tried to change this behaviour in the past?
How do you recognize that you have a problem?
What would have to happen for you to consider your behaviour a problem?
What does it feel like to consider these questions? Why not write the answers out and sit with them for a while? You may be surprised to see what you find.
Take a look at this short videos discussing this stage of 'pre-contemplation' that you may be in right now: Pre-contemplation Video
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