Friday, September 09, 2011

21 Days?

Friday, September 09, 2011
They say it takes 21 days to form a habit, right?  I know that my dentist and hygienist would like me to take 21 days to try and get in the habit of flossing.  Maybe that's a good goal for October (seeing as I have a dentist appointment the end of October - they would be so proud of me if I told them I had flossed every day that month!).  Anyway, how long do you suppose it takes to break a habit?  I was so proud of the fact that I hadn't bitten my fingernails since June 9th.  That's about 3 months.  I should be cured, right?  To reward myself for the fact that I could see white on the tips of my nails, I've even been going in every couple weeks to get my nails done professionally.  Well, that all came to a screeching halt this week.  I broke down.  I bit my nails.  They are short and ugly and I'm so disappointed.  Hmmmm, I seriously don't know what I can do to stop.


TJ and Mandi said...

Oh no! Did you notice you were doing it at the time? Or did you realize you did it after the fact? I'm sure it is just because I was leaving town and you were so distraught. I understand . . . . it is ok! Just don't let this one time of biting get you down! Grow them back out every time you bite them off :) It is kind of like repenting . . . you can't give up now!!!

Stephanie said...

I can tell you are SO disappointed. I know you were so excited about your pretty nails. I have given this blog entry some thought since I read it. All I can say is . . . you are the most disciplined person I know. You have managed to accomplish difficult and incredible goals these past two years. So, don't beat yourself up. And, don't give up - start that goal again. If anyone can reach that goal . . it's YOU!

I love you.

Robin said...

have you tried acrylic nails? They are so thick and heavy it wouldn't feel the same to chew them down and maybe after a year of those you will have really broken the habit.