Saturday, October 25, 2008
Hard to Break
These are my poor, chewed off nails. Yes, I know it's a horribly nasty habit. Yes. I've tried to quit. Yes, they are typically hidden beneath a few layers of acrylic.
But I can't do it anymore--I hate going to the nail shop and increasingly, the hair salon. These are things I used to consider treats to myself. My opinion has changed because 1)good grief, these are time-and-money-sucks and 2) I don't feel compelled to "look pretty" for anyone else anymore--and I hope that compulsion stays buried. If I'm happy with my appearance, that's enough.
I'm still keeping salon appointments, but it takes every bit of my energy to motivate myself to get my nails done.
I also pull out my eyelashes, curse like a fiend, and use retail and food therapy to soothe my ragged nerves.
Any bad habits you want to divulge?