Chewing gum has helped me massively – your brain knows you’re already ‘biting’ and so doesn’t feel the need to bite your nails. Think about it, do you usually bite your nails when you’re eating? No. It’s only when your mouth is unoccupied. Chewing gum keeps it occupied and stops you biting. Try it, it works! You do of course need to have gum with you at all times, so stock up. When you notice you’re biting – stop and start chewing gum immediately. Good luck!
Chris's Life List
1. work because I like to, not because I have to
2. meet new people
3. be more organized
4. Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working
5. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
6. be more social
7. stop being shy
8. Go on a road trip
9. go to the opera
10. exercise more
11. go to bed earlier
12. stop wasting time
13. travel around the world
14. Take more pictures
15. get a job
16. make a difference
17. stop biting my nails
18. Swim with dolphins
19. Be a better friend
20. make more friends
21. learn to dance
22. Get more sleep
23. Finish what I start
24. Visit Cadbury World
How I did it: Technically this goal isn't achievable, considering it's something you always have to be doing, i.e. until you die. Without making any effort, we're always learning, just by living. Things change, you learn something new. What effort you make into the degree of learning new things is another question. Read how I did it…
How I did it: Lots of planning is required - you need to plan nearly every step of your journey. How you're going to get to each hostel, train station, etc. and which bus/train/subway you're going to take.InterRail gives you a certain amount of train journeys around Europe for a set amount, which saves you a bundle.Travel light - hand wash your clothes so you don't need to take so much. Read how I did it…
How I did it: I took quite a lot of lessons, which unfortunately comes at a price. I firstly made the wrong choice to go with the cheapest instructor I could find, resulting in me changing half way. I then did superbly with my new instructor. Practising with my dad in a car park helped quite a bit, so I'd recommend doing so with family/friend if you can. Read how I did it…
I’m 40% of the way there. I’ve mostly stopped biting the nails on my right hand, which look pretty good at the moment. The nails on my left hand look terrible, however.
I’ve been using Pretty Quik Nail The Habit, which is good, but I sometimes forget to put it on or it wears away after a while. But it’s got me this far!
Any tips on how to get to the light at the end of the tunnel would be appreciated!
Edit: I think I will try the rubber band trick I just read below. :)
Currently going to the gym 5 days a week, as I have friends who’re also going, making it much easier. Hopefully I can keep on track for when I return to university!