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Does anyone have a bad personal habit you do to yourself?

I bite my nails, before I know it, Im doing it.I have let them grow out too but I guess its like a nervous tick,even though I love pretty nails I cant seem to quit.I try getting my nails professionally done and find myself after spending 30 bucks trying to get those off, I know its ridiculous!!!

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Asked by karencrouch at 11:27 AM on Dec. 16, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • I pull at my hair sometimes, not super hard or anything but it frustrates my friends and my fiance like crazy

    Answer by Raccoon at 11:33 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • I bite the inside of my lips, they are always peeling because I never let them heal!

    Answer by ejkmommy at 11:37 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • I pick the skin around my fingernails. I try so hard to stop but I can't (unless I'm wearing fake nails, and I hate those). My husband will smack my fingers when he catches me, but I do it while driving, watching tv, and I don't even notice it till I get one bleeding. Ugh I'd do anything to quit because it makes my fingers look so ugly and it damages the bed of my nails =(

    Answer by Nanixh at 11:37 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • I "twiddle" or twirl my hair and end up making a knot and I actually pull alot of my hair out... nervous thing I guess, I do it without thinking

    Answer by Gremlyn1980 at 11:44 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Currently, I've neglected my skin a bit. It's getting really dry sue to the weather and I need to keep lotion on it. Actually, I just rubbed some all over my body, but I know that I won't do it as often as I should, lol.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 11:50 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • I tend to seperate all the colors out of anything that I have. My husband picks on me about it but I can't really help it. I try not to but I just do it before I know what I'm doing.

    Answer by mary_whtsn at 11:54 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • i bite my lips and im always geting yelled at about it i bite them to the point they bleed..

    Answer by liljess09 at 11:56 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • What people do to allay their anxiety has nothing at all to do with logic. Or money.

    You can, if you'd like, learn to do something different with your anxiety --rather than biting your nails. It begins by noticing what anxiety even feels like, because I expect you have not felt any for a good long time. Your comment about 'without even realizing it' suggests that your stimulus/response time between 'maybe becoming anxious' and biting your nails has reduced to zero.

    One way of getting over a nervous habit is to focus on it, with a quota. Instead of trying to avoid it (which causes anxiety) try to do it a certain number of times a day. If you find yourself biting your nails 5 or 6 times a day on a normal day and 10 or 12 on a 'bad' day, try making a quota of every single nail once a day, minimum. Twice a day each and you win a prize. Make a chart.

    Try it, and see what happens.

    Answer by LindaClement at 11:57 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • OP, I'm the same as you. I bite my nails when I'm nervous or stressed out about something. If I let them grow out, they look awful.

    Answer by Journey311 at 12:36 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • I pick at any pimples. My son said this morning that he likes looking at my scabs. Sigh.

    Answer by Verrine at 12:44 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

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