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I Have a Bad Habit

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    I pick at the skin on my hands.

    It doesn't matter whether or not the skin is dead, I just pick at it. It's seriously screwed up my hands and I'm trying really hard to stop.
    EmmaTheQuiet EmmaTheQuiet 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Biting my nails. Ugh.

    It used to be a lot worse than it is now... I had complete nubs and split cuticles. There was no way that I could make them pretty. In 5th grade, though, I finally stopped. That lasted until I got really bad anxiety problems in 7th grade. The nubs returned. Though the nail...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F Jun 24

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    converted converted 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I Eat My Gum.

    I can, literally, go through 2-3 packs of gum at a time, swallowing every piece. I just chew it for a few minutes until it loses most of it's flavor, swallow it, and pop in another one.I know it ain't healthy. I have no idea why I do it. It just feels... "wrong" if I spit it out...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 16, 2013

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    Too Many Bad Habits

    well im only 18 but i have had alot of life experiences. the only bad habit i have is just about everything i do. i wouldnt say i have an addictive personality but i have tried just about everything and only smoke dope everyday( both parents smoke it too so sitting at the kitchen...
    kimmyisqueen kimmyisqueen 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2009

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    My Habit Energies...

    I am a beginner buddhist student and while studying I realized I needed to identify my habit energies that are causing me to suffer so much. I am sure I have lots but the few I've identified, i am working on addressing. The first step is to recognize and acknowledge them and how...
    aniave aniave 31-35, F Dec 1, 2009

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    Being Me Is A Bad Habit!

    I am a bad habit to myself, and I like it!
    1962michael 1962michael 46-50, M Jan 29, 2012

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    A Few Actually

    i got a few bad habits that im not quite proud of, but they arent too too bad. first i bite my nails, which i know is really bad expecially because i love nail art, but i will even gnaw on acylics. then i love naughty food, like crisps and sometimes cakes and candies, and food...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy 18-21, F Mar 8, 2013

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    Rambling: The Verbal Scenic Route

    Rambling. Not to be confused with gambling, which is similar in spelling. I can see where one might get confused. They both can be bad or good depending how they`re used and are habits. Habits not easily overcame through traditional means of therapy and comfort food. It takes...
    JesusKravitz JesusKravitz 18-21, M 2 Responses May 19, 2013

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    Slowly Ripping My Hair Out In Small Chunks...

    I haven't done this for a while.  Back when I was in middle school I started twisting my hair.  Then by highschool I would twist small pieces unti it knotted, and then ripped out the little knots.  It was kind of compulsive. I eventually stopped. ...
    solarxmoon solarxmoon 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 24, 2008

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    I have a tendency to pull my hair

    and pull out little strands. :/
    LilRedFoxTail LilRedFoxTail 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    The Phone

    I don't know if you'd consider this a habit, but I don't know what else it would fall under... But just now, I answered my phone to my boyfriend calling. I answered and he was in hysterics! He was crying and trying to talk. I couldn't really make out what he was saying. He...
    KennaRae KennaRae 18-21, F Jul 11, 2013

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    Sometimes It Happens I Have To Do It.

    I'm a good guy, I had some trouble with alcohol just like everyone, the difference is that I admit.When I'm a little bit stressed I go to the worst, most messy mucky bar in the area and I drink 3-4 beers, then I go home and the next day I'm fu**ed up.Today is one of those days...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M Sep 19, 2013

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    My Name Is Such Amess.

    Feeling foul, feeling tired, lazy, feeling tired of being such a mess.The town is empty, the neighborhood is hollow and there is only a bar, no young people there.I can't be at home forever, so if I want to have a little social space wtf I have to go to this tavern.That... is my...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 25, 2013

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    For as long as I can remember I've been

    constantly chewing and gnawing at my barely visible nails, and no matter how hard I try I just can't shake this annoying habit 😭👎
    RebeccaLouise224 RebeccaLouise224 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I don't know why but ever

    since i was little i have peeled my skin and its only gotten worse over the years. I want help with it but i don't know if anyone can help me. Right now i have an injured foot where i peeled the skin off the bottom of it. Its bad...
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I Have A Bad Habit.

    I have done some research to find ways to break it. I found that research show you can improve your self-control by doing exercises over time, the regular act of self-control will gradually exercise your ‘will power muscle’ and make you stronger. Unfortunately there is not...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 3, 2013

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    I Have A Lot Of Bad Habits

    I have a lot of bad habits 1. Picking my nose and lips 2. Swearing 3.lying
    Christiancountrygirl Christiancountrygirl 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    I really need to quit chewing my nails.

    And spending money like it grows on trees :p
    Pinkyschwear23 Pinkyschwear23 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Several

    I have several bad habits. to me these habits are pretty bad considering that I can take them far. My first bad habit is that i chew my fingernails. Disgusting ,right? well i don't just chew maybe the outer edge, no, i chew them all the way down to the nub and i hate when i do...
    girlyman12 girlyman12 18-21, M Mar 25, 2013

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    My Bad Habit!!!

    i dont know if this is actually a bad habit as such,but my problem is that i keep walking into things (seriously) lol!!im always walking into door frames and banging my knees off coffee tables and walking into filing cabinets in work!!!even one time i remember in my work,they...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    BlueStaccato BlueStaccato 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Actually....

    I have many. OCD =)
    llama4lifex0x0 llama4lifex0x0 18-21, F Dec 1, 2009

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    Re: Bad Habit

    I have bad habit too. One of my bad habit is I'm on the computer all day.  Whatever.  
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 8 Responses May 1, 2008

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    Is it bad that I know what I like

    and what I love and I stick to it? I don't really try a whole lot of new things.
    guyofhabit guyofhabit 22-25, M Feb 12

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    Love Teachers

    Yep... I'm honest... That's my bad habit.I have just fell in love with two teachers so far, but I know it will be more. I think most of the male teachers under 44 to 30 y/o are cute/sexy/attractive.// Mini Yasmine G
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 27, 2012

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    Annoying Actually

    As in I have habits that may not be classified as "bad" but I'm sure are intensely annoying. I interrupt people. I cannot sit through commercials. Which means, that I normal switch between one or two channels constantly and quite often miss portions of the...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 11 Responses Nov 25, 2008

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    It bugs me every day - every time anybody says

    anything I repeat it in my head counting the syllables and I can't stop. It is so annoying. When I try not to do it my head doesn't listen and does it anyway and it totally distracts me. No wonder I always lose focus when people say things.
    photographer97 photographer97 16-17, M Jan 19

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    I Think More Than Twice.

    I over think things up to the point where I hate myself for it. I stress myself out , not intentionally. I'm the cause of me getting really bad migranes. I over think a lot. and thats not too good. It's just a habit i guess.
    xsempiternxl xsempiternxl 16-17, F Nov 18, 2013

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    Chewing My Fingernails

    I have had this problem for at least 6 or 7 years. I think it is a nervous problem. I chew them down to the nubs until my fingers bleed and they are sore. Sometimes I wish I could stop so my hands wouldn't look so ugly and they would be more feminine. I couple grow them long and...
    HaleyBloodRedRose1995 HaleyBloodRedRose1995 18-21, F Mar 6, 2011

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    I have TWO bad habits.

    One, is the usual biting nails. Which btw is a disgusting habit! I've tried lots of things but they don't seem to work. Two, Is sucking on my bottom lip. I'll do it throughout the day, and especially while trying to fall asleep. It provides comfort to me but it also makes my...
    LoveAngelise LoveAngelise 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    It's All Related To That Place.

    My bad habit is drinking beer... that's normal but I do drink a lot of beer.I can stop now, before I couldn't, I learned I don't know how.The problem with drinking beer is that I do a lot of sport, so physically this habit goes against training. And I have to spend 2 days eating...
    CrookedMat CrookedMat 26-30, M Jul 17, 2013

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    Procrastinator

    i am so bad when it comes to starting things early. it can be anything, both big tasks and small. unless i really want to do something, i tend to just put it off until the very last minute and then have to rush and wind up creating way too much stress for myself. i go...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 2 Responses May 1, 2008

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    Argh I Cant Help It Haha

    I have such a bad habit of picking at my eyebrows and eyelashes - I gets cuts and sometimes end up with half an eyebrow.... but it always grows back... although my eye lashes are not quite as thick as they once were :( haha I will take this anyday though over some things so its...
    jflamingo jflamingo 18-21, F Nov 25, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I just have bad luck with guys I'm tried of getting let down hurt and told the same bs lies over and over. I'm here for you, I won't leave, I'm not like other guys, I won't lie or...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Stormtroopers don't have bad in. In ANH, they had to let Han, Luke and Leia escape so that they would lead Vader to the rebel base. So the stormtroopers had to shoot to miss. When...
    Hoplite39 Hoplite39 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    (Pic) Ya i have bad days, but they could be worse. I feel sorry for Mr. Stickman. He really has been out through a lot all these years.
    QuiltedBathwater QuiltedBathwater 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Anxiety disorder has ruined so many things in my life, and sucked the joy out of things and people I used to love. I had a psychologist I used to see, but I haven't gone in...
    jonicole jonicole 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I've realized that I prefer to workout in the dark. I don't workout regularly at all, but when I do I prefer to have the lights off. It's like the opposite of working out in front...
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 1 Response Jul 17

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    Idl how to feel right now...I think I would be more happy to fall asleep and just not get back up. I'm trying to be strong and positive but I just can't do it no more. Last night...
    XFallingAngelX XFallingAngelX 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    The thoughts they creep in without me even knowing sometimes, they hit me so hard it takes my breath away. Some thoughts i have visions with and the visions can feel like i am...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jun 29

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    So sad..I found in this world people like to use people ..they only care their own profit..This is truth..Bad people end up get punishment?...Maybe maybe only in fairy tale... I...
    Farmerwork Farmerwork 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Oooh yeah...really bad days where nothing makes sense...and I wonder about life and all this ducked up reality.I feel pain and cold...missunderstood and all I wish is for love and...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 4

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    I have such bad mood swings I hate it even when I txt I'm suddenly happen then mad then sad...it sucks
    boredandlonly boredandlonly 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Whenever I feel like I'm stuck in a rut or I'm having a bad day I feel like I need some kind of change. So tonight I'm dying and cutting my hair, it always makes me feel better for...
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    My hand writing is atrocious, mostly because I'm homeschooled and my school is online, I like to think I have my own font instead of having bad handwriting ;)
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F Jul 10

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    A lot of bad days actually 😏
    BeccaK1 BeccaK1 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    Once again, in popular fashion, if one of our work trucks is going to break down, it will be when I am driving it. Weather it is a clutch going out, pulleys locking up, water pumps...
    System113 System113 18-21, M Jul 11

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    This is weird, because in normal everyday life I don't stop to think about it - I just get on with things. But when I do stop to think about it, I get a little scared at how bad it...
    CarMechanic CarMechanic 66-70, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I have had bad luck for awhile.Right now my husband has been out of work for a week,and i have money to pay rent for august but thats it. .I'm working odd jobs right now.He was...
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I dreamt I sent my kids to school, and one of them didn't come back. He was just gone. And I was destroyed. All I did was screen and weep and wither down walls. And all these...
    ZombieBaitMaiden ZombieBaitMaiden 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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