Your bad habit, which you like to change but unsuccessful?

@vine88 (1038)
India
March 5, 2010 10:30am CST
When i start to talk, i can't control myself. I keep on talking and talking.I must have to listen others too. I like to change this habit, but it's hard. Do you have any bad habits you like to change? Share?
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15 responses
• Indonesia
5 Mar 10
Dear vine88, I also have a bad habit that when sleep is difficult to wake up.
@vine88 (1038)
• India
5 Mar 10
you can set alarm to your mobile .It will help you to wake up.
@lmcueva (169)
• Philippines
12 Mar 10
This is also my biggest problem that I can only overcome sometimes. No, setting the alarm on my phone doesn't work. In fact I woke up late today. It's a bad habit, and I'm asking for help from my family to wake me up because it is such a chore. It just annoys me that instead of helping me they actually have to put me down by saying I don't wake up anyway. I'm a busy person, I have to stay late at night to finish homeworks and other projects. I'm so tired I just want to sleep the summer away after I graduate.
@Detrox93 (107)
• United States
10 Mar 10
I have about 5 to 10 bad habits: talking too much, not listening to others, interrupting, forgetting to brush my teeth twice a day, staying up all night without proper sleep, not resting when I am sick, etc. None of these habits I have been able to rid myself of. However, one bad habit I had was keeping my fingers far away from the keys on my saxophone. I couldn't play any faster, because of finger speed, and the fact that I lifted my fingers too far from the keys and going back down took longer. I tried various plans, but I couldn't figure out what I could do to resolve this. One day my instructor told me to put a rubber band around my saxophone preventing my fingers from lifting too far. I kept it there and slowly I learned by pain and sores to lift my fingers just enough to make the sound proper but allow for quick note changing. I know this may sound like a geeky bad habit, but now I don't have it.
@vine88 (1038)
• India
10 Mar 10
Thank you for response.
• Philippines
10 Mar 10
I think what would i really want to change is how i spend money, because i know i don't spend it wisely, even a single peso if i like something i would really like to buy it. What do costly me to spend is just food. Not really into buying unnecessary things. Even i just finish eating and when i see something that I want and like to eat, even i just finish eating something, I would really take a peso out of my pocket to buy that. Sometimes I try to control myself but sometimes the wantness of that food would always prevail.
@vine88 (1038)
• India
10 Mar 10
OOOOOOOOOOOOOPs ! you have a very problem. when you go to market you can carry little money. you like to spend money that's not bad habit, one thing you must do , you have to earn much money.
@kialele (126)
• United States
7 Mar 10
To me, probably the bad habit is spending money without good control. I really need a financial plan for myself.
• Philippines
10 Mar 10
hi there kialele, yes i think we have the same problem in which i really think should be cut soon, especially how hard to work now to have money but we just so easy to spend it. How many times I tried to have it as a new year resolution but still every year i have the same problem.
@akuler (3539)
• Malaysia
5 Mar 10
Hi vine, One thing that I really want to change myself is do not know how to talk habit. Not only to the strangers but to my immediate family too. I always lost of idea on what to say next. There is always a long pause if my talk partner stop talking. Usually I only say a little. I prefer to listen to others and say something that I think is important. BUT, this thing does not apply online. I can say much much more here especially when we talk about football (soccer). I think my hand work faster then my mouth.
@vine88 (1038)
• India
6 Mar 10
Well, i advice you to make or spend much time with a talkative friends, who loves to joke. Who is really talkative. I also don;'t like to talk unwanted things, i am less talkative too. I think you don't like to comments on things you don't know . It;s really a good habit. Mine is also the same. If we don't knot then it;s better not to talk about that subject. It's a good habit (its not bad habit.) I think you love soccer.. are you a player too...I think you play football from childhood too.. Thanks.
• Singapore
5 Mar 10
I had a bad habit that sometime i'm a stubborn person!when i want to do something and others people say it's not a good thing to do,i would still do it and ignore their advice!and i think it's hard to change...
@vine88 (1038)
• India
5 Mar 10
One's own minds decisions is great, People are afraid with change or new things. Try to discover new things one day you will reach to the goal. Some times it;s better to listen others too. A good person counsel others too.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Mar 10
hi vine my worst bad habit that I do have trouble trying to change, is eating sweet stuff that I know will shoot up my blood sugar. I know chocolate chip cookies are a no no, and pieces of gooey sweet pie are taboo, and knowing this, why cannot I just say no thanks. instead I eat the stuff then suffer high blood sugar, which is dangerous to my health and I know it too. So maybe its just a matter of having trouble saying, No I cannot eat that, Sometimes I can do it, I can say nothanks, I am a diabetic. So there is hope for me yet.
@vine88 (1038)
• India
5 Mar 10
Well, sweet things are only for tongue. Please don't eat sweets. That harm your body. Make a promise from a mind for that.
• India
23 Apr 10
Hello I am a professor, after teaching for so many years, i have acquired the habit of telling,'do you understand;you got my point? etc Just donot know if it is good or bad, some times i tell this to my wife and kids.. Thank you so much for this nice discussion, cheers God bless you. Prof
• India
7 Mar 10
Nervousness is a kind of weird habit that has resisted me from getting my best.Catch me on a podium to give a speech or jutting over the exam paper or even with a girl asking to walk along with her,all you find rolled eye,stiff neck and trembling legs and mumbling and jumbling words and a feat of anger at home fighting with the inner self for not able to make it according to my otherwise potential dignity!!
• India
6 Mar 10
I have a very bad habit of loving. I love all the girls. I don't want do so. I want to make all of them my sister. But I love a woman she is my true love. I want to go far from my love. But I always unsuccessful.
@Chad525 (349)
• Canada
6 Mar 10
My bad habit is not listening....doesn't matter who is talking, half of the time, I'm not listening. Which frusterates me some times...especially when I ask a question, but can't be bothered to listen for the answer. I suck.
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
6 Mar 10
that's not good, vine. later on, you will find that nobody wants to listen to you anymore. better take up to teaching and take all the time you have talking, never allowing your students to answer. well, for me, i am exactly your opposite. i like to listen, simple listen. i don't open my mouth unless asked to. if that's not good, then...
@anc457 (186)
• Thailand
6 Mar 10
hmmm am always late in most of my appointmment, my problem anyway, still trying to be early now :-)
@phoenix8606 (4978)
5 Mar 10
hi! yes, I have tried but without any success! I have tried to change my habit to eat a lot at supper and to not to eat that fast , because it is not healthy and eating a lot on supper is also harmful. but no matter how hard I try, i never have to do it successfully just because I love to eat :)
• Canada
5 Mar 10
I have a nagging habit that went away for a few years, but is now back from time to time. Biting my fingernails is a bad habit I carry. Especially when I am really thinking about something, I tend to bite my nails even more. I even sometimes bite on the skin on my finger. I have really improved on that habit though. Now my nails grow to long because I am improving more and more each day on this nasty habit.