How To End Bad Habits

By: Liv Moore

1.)   Biting your nails

The simple solution to this problem would be to just cut your nails. If there is nothing for your teeth to pull on, then you will be less inclined to bite. However, you may not be ready to give up the claws. This is okay. All you have to do is coat them with a bad taste, there are certain nail polishes that are made specifically for people who bite their nails (“Super Nail Bite No More”). If this does not work, think about the negative effects that nail biting can have, such as ruining your teeth, making your nails grow in an odd shape, and worst of all, illness. By biting your nails, you are putting, all types of bacteria, fungus, and yeast into your body.

2.)   Obsessively checking your phone

Phones have made a distinctive change in society, some good and bad. It can be argued that today’s youth cannot go very long without checking their devices. If you are one of those people, try leaving your phone in the glove compartment when you are in the car. Many devices have a, “driving mode” that you can put your phone on to disable notifications while the car is moving. Do not use your phone while you are in line. While cellphones are used to interact with others, a common use for them is simply to kill boredom. By placing your phone in a hard to reach pocket, you will be less likely to subconsciously take it out.

3.)   Interrupting People

If you are a person who likes to cut others off when they are speaking you should consider the following: Try to listen and pay attention to what the other person in saying, assure them that you have done this by repeating their ideas, and nodding your head. Do this with every conversation you have, and when it is your turn to speak, work on saying what you have to say without making it too lengthy. You do not always have to dominate the conversation.