A few months back, I posted about my nail-biting habit. I got many great ideas about how to quit from all of you. I thought I’d follow up and let you know that, although I have not kicked the habit entirely (hey, it was 43 years in the making), I have become more mindful of when I’m biting—and, therefore, more capable of controlling it. The tip that I found particularly helpful was to designate one nail as the biting nail. It lets you have your nails and bite them, too, so to speak.
Because that was such a success, I thought I’d put another one (or three) of my bad beauty habits out there—and ask you to share yours, too, so we can all help each other battle our demons. It’s not solving world hunger, I realize, but if we all help each other feel just a tad better about the way we look, I figure, it’s a small triumph at least.
So here goes. How do I stop:
• Picking my cuticles?
• Picking at pimples?
• Getting more sun than I should?
Oh, and while we’re at it, anyone have any great ideas about silencing negative self-talk about my appearance? A dermatologist once told me that for every bad thing I say about myself, I should say four good things. Discuss! And by all means, share your bad habits. No judgments, I promise.
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