You can do it! Try chewing gum, it’ll keep your mouth occupied and might stop you biting (see my tip I posted about it). And make sure you’re giving that elastic band a good hard pluck when you notice you’re biting. Good luck!
P.S. And it goes without saying, try and move on from your ex boyfriend. Love hurts, you don’t want that to be a trigger for your nail biting. Start by eliminating everything that reminds you of him. “There’s plenty more fish in the sea”. 4 weeks ago
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! 4 weeks ago
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. :) 2 months ago
I’m good at saving my money, so figured may as well put it to good use. When I’m older I might be too busy with work to do any travelling, so wanted to get started asap! You only live once – the world is a big place, so much to see.
I travelled around China during the summer just gone. Not sure where next summer! :)
Get some nail strengthener! 16 months ago
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… 16 months ago
Wow, I’ll have to bookmark this. Thank you!
May I ask which books helped you?
Get out there and make some friends. Invite the neighbours round, find an excuse to talk to people, go to church, a club, group or social activity. You’ll feel much better once you know the people around you, it’s just about making the leap to do so. 20 months ago
You’re doing all the right things! 20 months ago
That sounds really brilliant! I wish they existed (or were more popular) over here in the UK. Sounds like a great way to help find yourself, manage your responsibilities and find a pathway to where you want your life to go. Good luck for the future! 20 months ago
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… 2 years ago
How do you gain the willpower to go to bed earlier? 22 months ago
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! 22 months ago
How I did it:
Read how I did it… 23 months ago
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.
To “be happy” is very vague – every person has happiness in their lives.
Can you ever be 100% happy?
How do you know when you’ve reached the state of complete happiness?
Emotions are like roller coasters, sometimes you’re happy and other times you’re sad.
If you mark this as complete, does that mean you’re 100% happy for the rest of your life?
I don’t think happiness is about being rich, beautiful, healthy, etc. – even an ugly homeless person with poor health can achieve happiness.
If you’re happy with the person you are, then maybe that’s mission complete.
To “be a happier person” would be a more reasonable goal, maybe.
But hey, who’s arguing? :) 23 months ago
Watching Paul Potts on Britain’s Got Talent in 2007 has inspired me to go see an opera. 23 months ago