We all have a bad habit that we just can’t seem to break. Mine is nail biting. I’ve been biting my nails for as long as I can remember. It’s such an unattractive habit too and one I’ve tried to break SO many times. I’ve pretty much tried everything too – applied that nasty tasting nail polish, wore gloves, permitted the reminder slap if caught biting away. Nothing seems to work, my will power is always shattered by my stubborn and persistent nature.
A couple weeks ago, a friend and I went for pedicures. The lady at the salon convinced me to get a manicure, which seemed absurd…I mean I have no nails. Somehow she managed to make what little nails I had look pretty and I have to proudly say that I have not bitten my nails since. Go me! Who knew that a simple manicure would be the thing that makes me not want to bite my nails? Sadly, I tragically lost one of my nails to a filing cabinet incident. I was so mad but I will not be defeated…I have clipped and filed the nail and will give it a chance to grow again!
The question is why are some habits harder to break than others?