Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bad habits

So, I have a little problem. It's a problem that I've been dealing with for 26 years, and every time I try an pretend like I'm cured, it creeps right back up on me.

My name is Audra, and I'm a nail biter.
I find it to be such a disgusting habit, yet I do it so often that I don't even realizing I'm doing it. I go through stages where I won't do it for a long time, but I always come back to it. Yikes.

WikiHow gives a list of 14 things you can do to stop biting your nails. They don't work. I've tried them.

So this got me thinking about other bad habits. I've got quite a few:

I always leave at the last minute. I drink coffee sometimes instead of eating breakfast. I leave my clothes on the spare bed instead of hanging them up at night. I never wash my jeans. I use ! too many ! exclamation points ! in my ! emails! I talk too much in some situations, and not enough in others.

So are these things I should work on, or are they quirks that make me who I am?? I'm not sure, but if you have advice, I'd love to hear it :) I'd really like to nail this down. Get it? Nail?? ** Oops, forgot to add my bad habit of using puns way too often **


  1. I feel like you should wash your jeans. Other than that, don't change a thing.. especially not the overuse of puns! (get it, exclamation point!)

  2. I bit my nails for 15 years. When I was 21, I got acrylic nails for just 2 weeks and since I couldn't bite them (well, not bite off), it helped me stop biting my real nails. I also just tried to think about how dirty my fingers/nails were and that I was constantly sticking them in my mouth. Ick! :) Good luck!

  3. I was a hard core nail biter for the majority of my life, I'm talking even through college. Gross. I'm not sure what the defining moment was that made me stop, but I think knowing how dirty my hands and nails are was a big factor in the reason I stopped.

  4. Maybe I should invest in acrylic nails... that might work if I get used to not getting to bite them. I really need to think about how gross it is. But Erica, jeans never get dirty, so why wash them?? :)