What are your bad habits? Is it possible to stop?!

United States
September 8, 2008 8:46pm CST
Okay...we all have bad habits, whether we admit it or not. Personally, I have the nasty habit of picking my nails. This one really annoys me, but I always start doing it absentmindedly. I also tend to procrastinate with nearly everything and I always end up failing any attempt to stay consistently active. Now I know for sure that I am far from alone, so I'd like to know some other bad habits. And, through such discussion, maybe a solution to a few can be suggested.
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@TheDevil (840)
• India
9 Sep 08
of my worst habits is probably chewing on my fingers. Not just my finger nails but the skin around my finger nails as well. Most of the time I don't even realize I'm doing it.My guy always take my case whenever he catches me doing it ...
• United States
9 Sep 08
I know sometimes the skin starts peeling up and it gets so far it bleeds and stings a bit. I think this is one of the most retched parts of picking/biting fingernails.
@chinniR (661)
• India
9 Sep 08
hi twitchy. i do have the habit of biting nails. i just don't know when i start to do that. if my mom would be there she just starts to shout at me. i have tried to stop it a lot of times, but it just doesn't work. i also had the habit of biting my lips. but now i have stopped it. after biting my lips i could see that it would become black in those places. i really hated that. so i just stopped it. i am trying my best to stop nail biting too. happy mylotting. have a nice day!
• United States
9 Sep 08
Maybe it just takes something extreme to influence people to just stop. I know at one point I just got sick of my nails being short and getting embarrassed when I started to pick at them, so I kept myself in check for awhile. I was good for a few weeks, but eventually I fell back into it.
@myahw20 (1116)
• Canada
9 Sep 08
I do have some bad habits like being sarcastic to people sometimes hehe. When I wake up in the morning I can yell at everyone depending on my first mood hehe. Also, another bad habit is probably putting some of my housework aside hehe. I can't think of the other ones hehe but definitely no big ones hehe.
• United States
9 Sep 08
When I'm in a bad mood in the morning, I usually just scowl at people. But putting housework aside is something I do as well. I mean its not bad once you get started, but just trying to begin to clean up is a hurdle. By the way, I think the sarcasm towards the end added a nice touch...hehe!
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
9 Sep 08
I guess we all have bad habits and I am like you i pick at my nails as well, they are so fine and break easy so I pick at them plus I am a nervous person so I guess it could be because of that as well...but there are worse habits to have.
• United States
9 Sep 08
I know I often start doing it when I'm thinking about stuff and I'm under stress. Or, as you do, when I get nervous about things. But I would certainly agree there is much worse habits to have, like smoking (blah .
@baileycows (3669)
• United States
9 Sep 08
I pick my nails to. I have done it since I was little and I just don't even realize that I am doing it anymore.