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I Have a Bad Habit

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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    I have a tendency to stare at strangers

    for inappropriate lengths of time. I can't help it, especially if I find the person to be enigmatic or easy on the eyes. It's essential for me to pinpoint, analyze, and critique everything I can see, or can't. Most of the time, I have nothing but positive things to say.
    Dreambrother Dreambrother 18-21, F Feb 9

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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 22-25, F Jul 11, 2013

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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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    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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    Re: Bad Habit

    I have bad habit too. One of my bad habit is I'm on the computer all day.  Whatever.  
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 8 Responses May 1, 2008

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    wassl wassl 22-25, M Dec 7, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Once again, EPAllie interfered,

    again. Read the comments!
    iTetra iTetra 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    goonteam goonteam 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 30, 2014

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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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    It started in 6th grade.

    I was bored so I started to pull my hair out and i couldn't stop ever since. My boyfriend hates that I do it and always tells me not to. I find myself pulling ny hair anyway at work or after I go to bed when he won't know. I wish I could just stop the bad habit for good but...
    cherrypie54552 cherrypie54552 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    i have a bad habit of picking my lip

    when i'm nervous. Trying to break out of this
    iCas92 iCas92 22-25, F Oct 20, 2014

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    I have this bad habit getting close to people

    and thinking that their always going to be by my side but eventually they always leave. I have this bad habit of loving people a little too much, when they don't even love me back and when they leave me my heart feels like someone threw it from the sky. I have this bad habit...
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Ever since I moved to my current city,

    I developed a habit of collecting fortune cookies. Not eating any, simply taking the fortune inside them and putting them in one place, which is my book bag for the time being. As weird and goofy as it is, it really is kind of cool to see what fortunes I get, and I've gotten all...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M Jan 17

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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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    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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    My eating habits are,

    bad; for lack of a better word. My lunch today consisted of 3 pieces of bread and a liter of coca cola.
    LittleDalek LittleDalek 16-17, M Oct 4, 2014

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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, 2014

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    At the most inappropriate times,

    I laugh at really stupid things and the problem is I can't hold back. When someone accidentally kicks their foot on the desk and they make that hurt face or when someone trips over but proceeds to walk normally like nothing happened, I just lose it in a snap. I've tried biting...
    SleepyEarthling SleepyEarthling 18-21 Sep 21, 2014

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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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    I really need to quit chewing my nails.

    And spending money like it grows on trees :p
    Pinkyschwear23 Pinkyschwear23 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2014

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    I have very recently started a bad habit again.

    I know I shouldn't.... But the stress gets to me. It's oddly soothing although I'm perfectly aware it's killing me. Bleh.
    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F Sep 30, 2014

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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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    Actually....

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

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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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    Escaping reality through bad coping mechanisms.

    Tonight it was alcohol and cutting again. Everything feels slow and heavy. Woohoo two nights in a row getting really buzzed to escape.
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2014

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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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    Kyedye Kyedye 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2014

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    Already got a few so what's one more eh?

    Just trying to keep from killing myself but the bad habits I have are probably still killing me just more slowly.
    blahlahblah599 blahlahblah599 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2014

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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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    When you can feel habits creeping up on you.

    . Double checking that my alarms on has now turned into 2-3 double checks.
    jackson112 jackson112 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 4, 2014

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    I have a bad habit of going back to exes

    and trying to make it work/restart a relationship. It didn't work the first time, give it up. I need some fresh meat lmao!
    loveVSlust loveVSlust 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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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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    I don't know if its natural

    or because I am nervous but I constantly finding myself biting the skin on the sides of my nails. I have tried to stop but its kind of subconscious.
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    I have a habit of drawing on myself.

    Usually whatever I'm bored or depressed I do it, and it's usually symbolic or interesting-looking. My parents hate that I do it because it's bad for my skin, but I can't stop! XD
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F Nov 9, 2014

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    After today I'm going stop ************, it's a really bad habit I need to get rid of.
    Jairbear Jairbear 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I have a habit of locking the front and back door every time i use them so people often get mad at me because i always lock them out. Its like a natural reflex for me to lock it.
    Knightt15 Knightt15 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I don't smoke anymore and when I did it was less than a pack a month but I will never give up soda as it seems criminal to do so . I also bite my nails for the feeling . I am keen...
    zen001 zen001 22-25, M Feb 3

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    Hello people, I am 40 years old I have severe periodontal disease, I am not here for pity, its my fault I have this, poor hygiene in my younger years, smoking unfilterred cigrettes...
    Wakeup56 Wakeup56 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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