Post # 1
I know I have! To begin with, it was the small things…biting my nails. But then I got engaged & KNEW I’d have to show my ring to everyone, and didn’t want to be embarassed by my ugly, stubby nails. So it’s been a little over a year now I believe since I’ve bitten them & I’m so proud of myself!! 🙂
Now, I have a problem with organization. I go over to my friends houses & they have a little stand at their kitchen sink where their soaps go, & they have all of their towels decorated nicely, etc. Me, on the other hand, has NO organizational skills. My design skills have gotten better since I’ve lived on my own but I have some work to do. I NEED to break the habit of leaving clothes on the floor, and throwing things everywhere! I need to take that extra second to just CLEAN my mess up!
Has anyone else had this problem? What did you do to fix it? If not, what other habit’s have you had to break & what have you done to break them??
Post # 3
Eh, i used to bite my nails, too. I gave up and now I”ve had acrylics for a year or so now. Now they always look nice!
As far as being messy, i think it’s sort of a personality trait. Some people are organizational type people and some aren’t. For me, it’s something that’s come as I’ve gotten older, very slowly. I’m much more organized now than I was a couple years ago.
As far as clothes go, I bought a nice chair for the bedroom. I lay my clothes out on that the night before and I toss my pjs on that in the morning. Better than the floor.
Post # 4
biting my nails too!!! i dont know why, it just happens!!! my Fiance hates it when he sees me with my fingers in my mouth lol. I bought that nasty tasting nail polish so it will help me stop i think. I dont know where the nail biting comes from, but its annoying and i hate it.
tweezing my eyebrows. i mean CONSTANTLY. I could sit there for 2 hours until my eyelids are getting sores on them and still tweeze. this is just happening latley though and i think it has something to do with stress/nerves. I told my Fiance that if he ever catches me tweezing compulsivly to stop me. Meaning if i do it every day, 2 hours a day. If its one hair thats REALLY bugging me i will tweeze it, but i need to stop LOOKING for things to tweeze. it got so bad one time i literally plucked every hair out of my nostrils. Thats how i KNOW i have an issue. But i totally know it has something to do with stress/nerves because i have only been doing it closer to the wedding date(which is next month).
Post # 5
i have so much trouble not biting my nails! i try to grow them out, but they’re really brittle and will break and peel…or when i get stressed or nervous, they go right into my mouth.
Post # 6
It was hard to NOT weighing myself everyday when I was very active. I have since stopped being very active and havent weighed myself until last night. I am a lot better than I thought. Now I am going to get back on the workout train again and I hope I can maintain the not weighing myself everyday routine.. it is def unhealthy!
Post # 7
I bite my nails like a crazy person. I hate that I do it but I always have, I am trying really hard to stop though. Another thing is I am trying to get less addicted to my laptop. I cant help it tho. I dnt watch tv or anything like that but I want to start being more active like being outside more often. I am also bad about organization. Its weird because thats all so recent. Like last 6 months, I am horrible. I feel so super lazy about everything. I need motivation by the gallons.
Post # 8
I’m messy too! I’ve found compromising with myself helps – I keep a laundry basket next to the closet where I can toss the sweater I only wore for a few hours and don’t need to wash yet, etc. I also LIVE for hooks on the backs of doors where I can hang stuff like sweatshirts, towels, bathrobe, etc. instead of putting them away like I should.
That way stuff is not on the floor, but I’m also not constantly folding or wrangling hangers. I don’t have the patience for that…
Post # 9
I completely understand where you are coming from!!
I’ll start to say that I consider “clean” to be that I can have any guest walk into my house at any time and not be embarrassed.
Things I have started to do:
1) Only do laundry when I am able to fold it and put it away… if you can contain the dirty laundry discretely (so yes I had to stop throwing it on the floor), why have a 2nd pile of clean clothes to go with it? You’ll just go from one pile to the other and back again.
2) Containers- I have little containers from the dollar store or anywhere that is cheap to keep things from pony tail holders and lotions to tea and spices.
3) The biggest thing- Cleaning! Who wants to spend hours on the weekend cleaning the house! Solution- wet and dry swiffer sweepers, clorox wipes. By taking 5 minutes every other day to wipe things down, they don’t get to the point where you have to super scrub/major vaccuum every week! The disposable products make it so quick! (and earth friendly people can be happy that a lot come “green” now!)
If you fight the urge to walk by it, toss it on the floor, or not wipe it down you too can have a clean house!
I’m at 2 months clean!!!