How to quit a habit?
I have a habit of biting my nails and when I try to stop I just can't have any ideas of ways to make me quit my habit that would work?
I think that is going to depend on the habit to some extent. However, the ultimate requirement for quitting a habit is determination.
My father died when he was 63 from clogged arteries. He had several surgeries to clean, bypass, etc. One day, the doctor saw him smoking in the waiting room and told him he had to stop.
He spent about a week trying to cut down a little and one day, He did not have his first cigarette of the day. He told my mother to throw them away and pick up all the ash trays. He had probably been smoking for 40 or more years. He quit that day and never picked up another cigarette--he wanted to, but he did not. He died two years later. I wished he had quit sooner. He might have lived longer.
Bottom line is if you have a habit you have to want to break it, you have to stick to it and have to realize there are times you are going to be uncomfortable.
Hello, I think that habit is related to your emotional and psychological way out like when you think deeper, stress, nervouse and so on. I have already made a hub on this and I hope you can check it. You can stop your habit if you have willpower to break a habitual behavior.
I like this tip: start a "habit breaking jar", and every day that you don't bite your nails, put a coin in it. If you fail one day, simply remove all the coins that are already in the jar, and start again. The habit should be formed after 30 days of putting a coin in daily.
Once you reach day 30 of success, go and buy something with the money. It must be something meaningful.
If you do this exercise, when you think of biting your nails, thinking of the amount of coins in the jar and having to start all over again is motivating.
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