Everyone has habits, both good and bad.
Breaking bad habits is really difficult to do, but it can be done.
I’ve had several bad habits in my years.
I am an ex-smoker. I started smoking around the age of 14 and by 18 I was on 20-a-day. I’d tried to quit several times but always failed. Then I met Paul, who having never smoked, didn’t like it much. Then I found that the more time I spent with Paul the less I was craving a cigarette – so I bit the bullet and decided to go cold turkey and quit.
It was hard, especially when out socially, but I did it!!
Another bad habit is I am a horrific nail biter! Well – I was!
Again, I have tried many times over the years and pretty much every trick going. I’ve tried just stopping, having just one nail that gets bitten and letting the others grow, putting horrid tasting specialist nail-biting stopper on my fingers, using nail growth varnish and applying false nails but nothing worked.
I’ve always envied those with lovely long nails who can have them painted in various colours. It just looks so nice and feminine.
I would find I’d hide my bitten nails away. Embarrassed and ashamed of them.
Then a few weeks ago I decided enough was enough. I had a spa day booked and one of my treatments was a manicure.
I decided to try to stop buying my nails the week before my manicure, so at least there would be something there. I started using the Sally Hansen Maximum Growth nail varnish, applying one coat every other day.
I hoped that having a manicure and seeing my nails look pretty, would really encourage me to stop biting – and I have to say, it’s worked!
I am still using the Sally Hansen Maximum Growth varnish every other day and I still have to resist the urge to nibble, but nearly 3 weeks in and I think they’re looking pretty good!!
Apparently, it takes around 3 weeks to form a new habit or break one. Let’s hope I’m now on the final stretch and the urge to bite will soon fade!
Do you have any habits that you have managed to break? Or habits you want to break?