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Kick the habit

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
What habit would you most like to kick?

For the last few years, mine has been to stop drinking pop (Dr. Pepper is my habit of choice!) and drink more water
post #2 of 24
My staying up late habit
post #3 of 24
Biting my nails - I wish I could have nice nails, but ever since I was little, I've bitten them - help me stop!
post #4 of 24
Also my procrastinating..
post #5 of 24
eating junk food!
post #6 of 24
my always running late in the morning habbit. It's awful! I just can't seem to motivate myself enough to move in the am!
post #7 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Lil_Axl_Gurl
My staying up late habit
my best friend made this her New Year's resolution this year - to be in bed by midnight.
post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by jeanor
What habit would you most like to kick?

For the last few years, mine has been to stop drinking pop (Dr. Pepper is my habit of choice!) and drink more water
I did that..........Now I like water better!!
post #9 of 24
Eating candy. There's always a big bowl in the office and I end up eating some wether I really want it or not!
post #10 of 24
babyharley, the best way to stop biting nails, yuck, is to start polishing them, even if they are really short. Once you get the teethmarks out of them you can get a gel overlay to get them in shape for acrylics. I heard to a nail tech at work tell someone that.
post #11 of 24
Hitting the snooze a million times each morning.

Babyharley, I second the advice to put polish on your nails. Use something dark-ish so it will really show if you bite it off. That's how I broke the habit when I was about 12. Before that I was an awful nail-biter.
post #12 of 24
Babyharley I use to have the same problem. I stopped when I became a nail tech and had the opportunity to have artificial and handle the upkeep. It took about 2 years to fully break it. There are a ton of things you can do. I found just polishing did not help because when the polish peeled or chipped I startedt to bite regardless of the polish. Then once I got the acrylics on I would still bite them off. I was lucky and had the time to do a small fill every few days during down time to keep them from lifting, which made me bite. A talenterd tech can do a gel overlay with just a tiny bit of nail to work with. The only problem with gel or fiberglass is if you live in a dry climet then tend to crack or shatter, this could make you bit them off. Acrylic is always a good choice because they don't crack or shatter. The only downfall iis you have to do bi-weekly upkeep or they will star to lift and again make you want to bite them off. Then you have to pay more for repairs or a whole new set. All of which is costly money and time wise. You also have to make sure where you go is clean because the danger for fungus and mold is higher with artificial nails. Some things you can try, which worked for some of my clients, are the same things we use to keep cats from bting thing. There is a product called Bitter Nail, it tastes aufull and the second you put a finger in your mouth you stop. Also some people use tabasco, which works if you don't like spicy food. Tell friends and family to let you know when you are doing it and fine yourself any amount you can aford. No one likes to pay fines in any way. Always keep a file handy, I have them all over the house. Every time I get a tare or chip I file it right away so I won't bite it off. Same thing with cuticles, keep them trimmed so you don't bite it off.
I hope some of this helps. I could write a book on nail bitting and how to stop. Some people thnk its the hardest vice to stop, more than smoking because we do it subconciously.

As far as a habit I want to quit, smoking is my big one. I want to but Im just not ready yet. I know its bad but god I love it.
post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by Lil_Axl_Gurl
My staying up late habit
Same here
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by KarmasMom
As far as a habit I want to quit, smoking is my big one. I want to but Im just not ready yet. I know its bad but god I love it.
I'm in the same boat. I know its not good for me, and I know I should quit, but I'm just not ready to be without them yet lol. I don't gamble, rarely drink and all in all, I lead a pretty boring life......so they're my one thing lol.
post #15 of 24
Stop procrastinating and stop picking the wrong men...
post #16 of 24
Stop buying dvd's.

We have a huge collection i just cant help myself. Stay off the internet shopping sites.
post #17 of 24
Definately smoking. I wish now that i'd never ever started.
post #18 of 24
I wish I could stop eating my meals late at night. Once I've been to the gym and done all my cleaning it can be after 9pm before I get my dinner.
This is not good for me!
I also need to stop squeezing spots when I get them, its scarring my skin.
post #19 of 24
My most recent addiction is playing too many computer games!!!
And I would like to stop carrying around the weight I gained this winter.
post #20 of 24
Stop eating junk food and stop the nail biting. They make this stuff called stop hte bite that tastes AWFUL. I stopped for a good 6 months but my nails were so weak they broke or tore and I would bite again!!

BabyHarley: We can stop biting our nails starting NOW!! NO MORE BITING!!
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by sweetiecat3
Same here

aah it's so hard though!! I can never go to bed early
post #22 of 24
I would like to kick the habit of being so lazy If I could just get my butt of the couch and exercise I would look so much better- not so much lose weight as tone, and I'm thinking lately that I want to quit smoking but not quite ready, I've quit A few times in the past- 6 months is usually how long it lasts
post #23 of 24
I have a bad habit of not eating very healthy and waiting too long to eat. That's something I need to kick. I need to eat more vegetables.
post #24 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by babyharley
Biting my nails - I wish I could have nice nails, but ever since I was little, I've bitten them - help me stop!
:that:

I keep trying to...the best I can do to curb it a few days are to polish on them. Once the polish flakes off though back down they go!

Also my chocolate cravings. I had them under control until people at work brought in 2 HUGE bowls of Reeses, Snickers, hershey's etc. Why can't I be a better chocolate snob like I am with coffee???
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