I Am Trying to Break My Bad Habits

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    My bad habit is going to the same guy over

    again despite the hurt he caused. Now he talks to me and it just goes right through me. I can't allow myself to trust him ever again. Whatever he says is just bullshit to me. I will not take it seriously. We still talk but his words ring hollow in my ear. I always wanna believe...
    pangst pangst
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 9

    This is for people who truly,

    adamantly believe that they're too weak to improve their lives and reach for real happiness: You tell yourself that you're not strong. You tell yourself that you're weak. I'll bet that you hold onto those stories tightly and adamantly push away anyone who tries to tell you...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 9, 2015

    I bite my nails and always have my fingers in

    my hair or on my phone and let's see what else ummmmm I like smacking my lips lol yeah that's all I can think of so why don't you tell me some of yours?
    CallMePonyTail CallMePonyTail
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Feb 3

    In some ways, pride can be almost like a drug.

    It feels so "right" when it's flowing through you, but then afterward you look around and, if you're honest with yourself, you realize that all it did was do damage to your life. And if you're not honest with yourself, then that means that you'll just keep shooting up the same...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Jan 22

    Drinking soda, lying to my family,

    not fighting back/standing up for myself, just sitting or laying around, not being active, being antisocial, not doing my homework, not sticking to my word, not keeping my room clean, not loving my self, not appreciating what I have, spending money, talking back, eating...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Mar 3

    I just quit smoking a few weeks ago

    and it seems to be sticking this time. Also I keep trying to loose weight by taking laxatives and starving myself. But I'm going to quit. I don't like this part of me.
    BlueButterfly97 BlueButterfly97
    18-21, F
    Feb 15

    I have totally failed at my bad habits tonight.

    After a meeting with a potential BF who turned out to obviously not feel the same as me. I've hit the beers and cigarettes. I only smoke when I drink. But tonight if over done it. My lungs and liver will hate me tomorrow!!!
    Dea99 Dea99
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 9

    I pick at my lips. Been doing it

    for years. Cannot seem to stop. My lips always look chapped and they hurt. I do it especially when they are chapped or feel like there is dead skin. But I am constantly doing it anyway. I also do it if I have my hands near my face due to body language. I guess advice would be...
    Iwishtoremainunknown Iwishtoremainunknown
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 26

    I get bored when I am travelling on trains,

    especially the TGV, and I try finding things to amuse myself. I might sit with my knees apart some. I might sit with my hands in my lap. I look for interesting people too! I'm trying to get better, reading or something, but old habits die hard!
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    4 Responses May 29, 2015

    I have a bad habit where I make posts

    that attract trolls even when I specify that all trolls will be blocked and reported. Hopefully it won't happen as much with my current account. That's why I deleted my old one
    DexieAnderson DexieAnderson
    16-17, M
    Mar 10

    I stay to long on my smartphone

    while ignoring my loved ones and as a result I cant sleep well at night and have insomnia, which then causes me to be tired and cranky everyday which then makes me feel like crap.
    MissAnnieJ MissAnnieJ
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 27

    Watching home improvement shows all day.

    ..I want to redo my whole house! Maybe I'll just rearrange the furniture lol
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    discipline is the solution to all my problems.

    .just a simple word..yet it holds so much meaning and covers every aspect of our life..This year,I'm trying to put some discipline into my life..
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 4

    Bad habits that I need to break: smoking

    cigarettes, procrastinating, laziness, being antisocial, and binge eating when I'm stressed.
    KarahXnichole KarahXnichole
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Dec 27, 2015
    chicamexicana chicamexicana
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2015

    I'm happy to report that I've made great

    process with my skin picking disorder. My skin is looking great and I haven't picked it in a while. I'm very proud of myself. I feel a lot happier now.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 29, 2015

    Are bad habits really bad

    when they feel so good?
    StrangerToMyOwnThoughts StrangerToMyOwnThoughts
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 18

    I have found more good advice

    and insight here than I expected. I came on just to unleash thoughts that I've never felt free to express before. But I read peoples reflections on what I have written, and discovered many clues to the nature of the enigma that is my mind. I've gone to counseling on advise from...
    9minute 9minute
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 2

    I have very bad anxiety.

    I pick at my face and skin because of that... It is an awful habit, and leaves me with awful scars... Anyone know how to help with this? I really need to stop, but I don't know how...
    HaleyM12 HaleyM12
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 22

    I am very lazy I am trying hard to break this

    stupid habit but lately it's been hard my aunt has told me to do some things and I haven't done them
    ashley254 ashley254
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Dec 11, 2015
    diaperbuster911 diaperbuster911
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 4

    I've formed my ''Bad Habit's '' through

    repetition, And I know that's how i'll need to break them. Break bad habit's and forming good one's through repetition.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 20

    I don't have any serious bad habits

    as such.. but yes i am trying to improve myself and develop some good habits day by day
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 9

    my bad habit is laziness,

    and procrastination. I can't seem to shake it, I always tell me self that I'm going stop and better myself, but i just keep doing this. now this mostly applying to things like going back to school, finding a job, I'm 27 and have nothing to show for it. I feel like I wasn't meant...
    sadguy253 sadguy253
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Jun 1, 2015

    I AM LOOKING FOR THE FOLLOWING: 1.

    A newly engaged guy or girl who are ready to look lean and fit, on their wedding day! 2. A new mommy who wants to lose the baby weight 3. Someone who wants to pack on muscle/gain mass 4. An overworked and tired employee who needs more energy! 5. Someone who wants to earn...
    nynacalleros nynacalleros
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 9
    jaslovely jaslovely
    70+, F
    Apr 13

    I'm trying to break my bad habits,

    and my ex is one of them. We dated for more than 3 years, broke up 4 years ago. I was in a ****** place, full of hurt and pain. And I made it difficult for him too. But over the years, we mended and healed at our own pace. I'd be lying if I said I stopped having...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 4
    camscima camscima
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 4, 2015

    I can't seem to stop ************.

    I find myself touching it every time that I am lying back relaxing. I really need to stop. It takes so much of my time.
    PinkSpotlight PinkSpotlight
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    My grandma is about 80.

    She always says that she wants to see me. I live 30 minutes away but I don't visit her often. Thinking about it, I find enough time to do insignificant things, like getting my nails done at a salon or eating a piece of cake at a cafe. I can spend that time with my precious sweet...
    Parrotish89 Parrotish89
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Nov 14, 2015

    i have a veryyyyy bad habit of telling every

    person i meet my life story because of the hurt inside of me... i know its wrong but i cannot stop it and im actually ruining my life with this habbit !!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Mar 6

    I am trying to be nicer to myself

    because no one deserves my kindness more than me.
    ZenTangleQueen ZenTangleQueen
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2015

    --Blame vs. Responsibility-- When you do

    something wrong, don't blame yourself and beat yourself up for it. Don't just wail about how you did it and how it was terrible. Don't just wallow in guilt and scream about how terrible a person you are. More often than not, all of these things are ways of tricking yourself into...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 17

    Chasing after my ex for 7 months.

    He keeps giving me hope but after 7 months, he still don't really want me back..
    Unintendedgirl Unintendedgirl
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Apr 4
    hannahlilly13 hannahlilly13
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 12, 2015

    Whenever I get nervous I'll start nibbling on

    my nails, probably because of my anxiety too. I really hate it, sometimes I don't even realize I'm doing it unless my parents or my friends points it out :/
    Cleopatra05 Cleopatra05
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 19, 2015

    I just want to be a boy.

    I can't stop thinking about it.
    xoxa xoxa
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 6

    I have a drug problem

    but every rehab my mom has sent me to I get kicked out :/
    erxnio erxnio
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2015

    I am trying to break a very bad habit.

    ..bad men,bad judgement and letting go of a relationship that makes me feel insecure. Now I know happiness comes from within but I am seriously in love and in hate with this man. I should of got it right at my age perhaps? But I am still trying to learn the lessons!
    4getmenot79 4getmenot79
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Jan 29

    I have a problem with lying.

    Not for any reason other than boredom. I try not to, but it's become second nature, especially with my family. it started because I had little things to hide, friends they didn't approve of, ideas they didn't like... But now I'm just so incredibly bored where I am that little...
    LoverOfTheLight121 LoverOfTheLight121
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    I am trying to stop throwing off my anger at

    other people and to learn how to leave a fight unharmed.
    kristascoblick kristascoblick
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2015

    So from quitting weed I'm having lack of sleep.

    Lack of appetite which is causing a dramatic weight loss. I'm smoking a lot more cigarettes at the moment because my anxiety is through the roof and feel stressed out all the time because of being constantly tired. At least I don't want to drink alcohol.
    caketin8 caketin8
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 29

    It's been a couple of weeks

    and it has been hard. It's the nightmares, the lack of sleep and feeling tired because of being sleep deprived. I didn't realise it would be this difficult to quit weed.
    caketin8 caketin8
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 22

    So I just realized that I actually haven't cut

    in three months and I'm pretty proud of myself. My first time cutting was back in March and I still have those scars but I don't have any scars from three months ago and I'm a little confused. Haha
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2015

    Trying to stop smoking,

    changing my diet and getting on a more productive schedule...i.e.:waking up earlier.
    aspruill aspruill
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Mar 27

    I just want to go to sleep early,

    stop spending so long on the toilet, do my homework now instead of procrastinating, get fit, and practice flute.
    TNT1234 TNT1234
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Mar 10

    By far one of my worst habits is talking to

    much, I never stop, but that's because ever sense I was little I was led to believe that quite people were weird, and now it's like an unconscious thing in me to be as loud as possible without thinking and just start shooting random words out of my mouth when all I want is to be...
    ImpatientSamurai ImpatientSamurai
    26-30, M
    Feb 25

    I guess my worst fear would be realizing I

    haven't improved from before
    mirrorimage99 mirrorimage99
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 20

    i stick my tongue out

    when im concentrating
    prettyflamingo prettyflamingo
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Aug 27, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Feb 18

    trying to give up *added* sugar is SO much

    harder than I thought. I'm trying to cut out a lot of natural Hugh sugar food (like fruits) as well. Week 1 almost done!
    HaleyGray HaleyGray
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 5
    Curtastrophe Curtastrophe
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2015

    I need to create my own happiness

    and stop depending on validation from other people. I need to find my own sense of self worth that is not altered by anyone else's opinion. The more a look for approval from others the more I lose of myself.
    zimmzimms zimmzimms
    22-25, F
    Mar 15

    I'm a bit bulimic, I cut myself,

    I starve myself. I'm a mess lol.
    SwedishDoll SwedishDoll
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Feb 14

    generally need to kill off these suicidal

    thoughts. I'll never act on them, but they just eat away at me until I break
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Feb 17

    I ruined my relationship with my boyfriend

    because I couldn't handle my anxiety, and I let it get the best of me. I almost used him as a crutch, because I don't know how to deal with anything. I need advice on how to make this right. I need coping skills..
    SandraKluba SandraKluba
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 24

    Drinking too much soda Staying in bed on the

    tablet all day Always having the last word These are my bad habits
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2015
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