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I Have a Bad Habit

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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 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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    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

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F Nov 18, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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 2 days ago

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    goonteam goonteam 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 30

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 18

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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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    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

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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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    Actually....

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

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    Related Experiences

    Today I was chewing the top of my pen in sci class as per the normal, when It popped in my mouth trying not to throw up I asked to go to the nears they when suddenly I sneezed! Ink...
    Ericsoftpaw Ericsoftpaw 13-15, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I don't necessarily have bad teeth . I have a front Gap that I love . Maybe one day I'll get adult-braces or invisalign, but for right now I'm good. Straight teeth might take away...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F Aug 24

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    Oh well hahas I quite have a lot of them. 1. I throw my clothes all over the bed after changing out of them when I enter my bedroom 2. I don't wash my soiled sheets until the...
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I get bored something and I have nothing better to do then take awful selfies -.- oh well
    nailwire nailwire 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't know how I did it but I somehow managed to not write any stories over the summer. It was hard to fight the urge because I'm a bit of writer and when ideas come I just want...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    Not even bad luck, it's more like no luck.
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I'm having a bad day. Week. Month. Year. LIFE.
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 12

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    I think my bad days are about to start again . I don't know how to get over it
    Johnnystha Johnnystha 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I thought today was a good day ! Until I saw that 1 persons face ! Ugh have you ever just gotten in a bad mood, just by looking at someone ?
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Without my glasses I am helpless, which sucks cause I hate glasses. I have had glasses for 10/17 years of my life. Now, at only 17 years old I have a prescription of -8.00 in both...
    sarasstories sarasstories 16-17, F Sep 1

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    I have a dream that I shot myself in the head. I've had that dream so many times recently ): I'm losing hope... I know I'm messed up in the head, and I already think about that...
    NegativePulse NegativePulse 18-21, M Sep 7

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    Its very bery easy for me to have them.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 8

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    It used to be much worse. Just a year ago, there were gaps in my memory ranging anywhere from a matter of minutes to a matter of years. False memories would endlessly generate and...
    thetalkingmushroom thetalkingmushroom 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 12

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    I fell from the stairs at school about one story high and knocked myself out 😓 and by the time I woke up (just now) I find my big brother going through my phone (Bruno I'm so...
    johannesc4 johannesc4 13-15, M a week ago