Mine would have to be biting my nails. Ever since I can remember I’ve been biting/picking at my nails. I’ve tried keeping them manicured, using nasty tasting hand cream/polish, bandaids on my fingertips, and fake nails.
Fake nails are the worst. They’re harmful to the environment, harmful to your nails, (probably) harmful to the technician applying them, and expensive! Have you ever noticed in the salon that the nail technician is wearing a mask, and wondered if you should be too? I don’t want any part of that.
When I do manage to grow my nails out, I always always ruin them in some way. I pick off the polish, play with the nails so they break, or bite them off out of stress or boredom. Or both. This usually happens when I’m in one of those endless work meetings. I know. It’s gross.
Right now, my stress levels are at an all-time low. Why? Tomorrow is my last day at work!! I have not had the urge to bite my nails in 3 weeks, and look how nice and long they are!
Now, low stress gets rid of the urge to bite, but how can they grow so fast? On my last visit to my family doctor, she recommended that I think about starting a multi-vitamin. Since I’m “at that age” where women start to think about a future family, she specifically said that I should start taking a pre-natal vitamin.
Enter these babies. First thing? They are gigantic. Second thing? They taste nasty. I take one pre-natal vitamin first thing every morning, with a giant glass of water. I follow immediately with breakfast to get the taste out of my mouth.
I have been taking these vitamins for about 3 months now, and I am seeing some definite changes. My nails are growing like crazy, and so is my hair. My skin isn’t glowing, but it has certainly calmed down quite a bit. I also like the idea of already being in the habit of taking these vitamins, for when baby-making time comes somewhere down the road.
What is your worst habit, and what have you tried to curb it?
*Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and I am in no way suggesting that you start taking any course of vitamins. I am merely sharing with you what has worked for me. Please always consult with a medical professional before starting or stopping any medications/vitamins/supplements.