Stop Chewing Your Nails (And Other Ways to Improve Your Life)

10/12/2012

Stop Chewing Your Nails (And Other Ways to Improve Your Life)When I was young I chewed my fingernails all the time.  My grandma told me stories about how I was more susceptible to diseases, and my parents tried to convince me to use nail clippers like a normal person.  The problem is, I still chew my nails.  Even now.

Habits can be extremely powerful, both for good or bad.

A couple months back I started riding a stupid stationary bike in the mornings.  I’m not a fan of it, but I know that exercise is a habit I need to establish.  It actually blows my mind that after forcing myself out of bed for those first couple weeks I now just naturally get up, put on shorts and a tshirt and go upstairs to where the bike is.  I do it without thinking.  I’ve somehow created a new habit.

It boggles my mind how we can build powerful habits into our lives.  Want to read your Bible more?  Build it into a habit.  Want to exercise?  Build it into a habit.  Want to write more often, or spend more time with your kids, or volunteer more?  Build it into a habit.

Habits can be amazing things if you’re intentional. 

Imagine what you could accomplish; imagine what kind of person you could become through just a few new habits.

I confessed my addiction for nail-biting, what’s your worst habit?

3 responses to Stop Chewing Your Nails (And Other Ways to Improve Your Life)

  1. Confession: I’m a nail biter also.

  2. Was just thinking of posting on this topic. I’m not as much of a nail biter as a nail chewer. I didn’t realize until a few months ago that my chewing was what was keeping my nails so weak. Duh. Not only do we have to be intentional about new habits, but we have to start small.