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#1

Spending way more time reading BoredPanda than I should!

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Xander Gonzalez
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1 week ago

Sorry but that's impossible.

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#2

I tend to start too many projects all at once then have trouble finishing any of them.

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oOoOh a DonuT!
Community Member
1 week ago

omg yes I have 1 blanket that i have started crocheting, one hat, a lot of scarfs, and so, so, so many half done drawings.

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#3

Eating too much.

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Mae (just add water)
Community Member
1 week ago

Eat more healthy water based foods. A bowl of grapes will fill you up more than a bag of chips.

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#4

Not to bite the inside of my lips-

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ANGEL UMOREN
Community Member
1 week ago

I do that to... i been doing it since i was 5

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#5

Smoking. I'm now in the twilight zone. Didn't quite quit, but don't smoke as much as before. I chew nicotine gum to help myself.

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 week ago

You can do it! The benefits are so worth it, like being able to taste and smell things you never realized slowly went away after you starting smoking.

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#6

I'm trying to stop procrastinate online school, and so far, Bored Panda is NOT helping.

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Mae (just add water)
Community Member
1 week ago

Uh yea

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#7

I'm trying to stop being negative. It's very difficult though

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This is Fine
Community Member
1 week ago

Trying to stop being negative is positive.

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#8

Allowing small conflicts to subsume every waking moment of my life until I receive some form of vindication or relief. Oh and alcohol, I come from a long line of drinkers. The British.

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
1 week ago

Normally i finish work and after a day of drinking constant tea i like to chill and have a few beers. I havent had a beer this week and it dont even bother me. im only going to drink at the weekend. Good luck to you though

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#9

thinking that i cant ask for help. i don't like to ask for help because i don't want to bother someone that might not care about my problems

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Melanie King
Community Member
1 week ago

Oof same except you have a slightly different reasoning, mine is less good-person-ish but oh well. I get embarrased to ask for help because 1) idrk how, I always knew how to do everything and didnt need help with anything because i was ahead of everyone in school, but now i'm in different classes and I dont really know how to ask for help. 2) i always feel like i shouldnt need help and i'll just sound stupid (pretty much also cause i've never really needed help in the past)

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#10

I procrastinate a lot and get lazy in online school. Listening to music usually helps but here I am on BoredPanda so THIS IS AN EXCEPTION OK-

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oOoOh a DonuT!
Community Member
1 week ago

i always procrastinateeeeeee. im actually supposed to be in online school, doing hw rn, but im not (hehe)

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#11

getting into arguments with adults, using actual facts, and getting "what do you know, you're only a kid" pulled on me

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Melanie King
Community Member
1 week ago

Oof my parents do something similar. For example: when they tell me something (such as point out i broke a rule), i say something back that actually makes sense(point out they have never once followed the rule, so why should i have to), and they're like, "Because I'm an adult, and You're a child." Sorry yes, let me go get my age-picking device real quick and reset my birth year to 2002.

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#12

Eating when I'm bored.

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This is Fine
Community Member
1 week ago

Try a TENS unit (on Amazon for under $100). It delivers a mild shock any place on your body you choose, as strong as you want, as often as you want, automatically. When you're bored enough to start eating, switch it on. No one remains bored when they are continually being shocked. After a while, just reaching for it will kill your appetite

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#13

Not wanting to work out. I have to bribe myself, and then not pay up.

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Mae (just add water)
Community Member
1 week ago

Totally understandable... me too! I just take a walk, it’s easier than the gym.

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#14

I bite my cuticles... it’s really bad. Sometimes it’s so bad my fingers are all swollen and bloody. I’m scared it’ll get infected...

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This is Fine
Community Member
1 week ago

Have you tried covering the end of one finger with something chewy (like a rubber thimble), and chewing on that instead?

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#15

Getting more birds! Whenever I see a bird that needs help... I get it right away! My house is now full with all them feathery friends that come from all kinds of bad situations.

I love doing it.. But I need to stop it! My wallet cant take it anymore :S

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This is Fine
Community Member
1 week ago (edited)

Try starting a YouTube channel. Start by panning over your collection, then feature one bird. Tell them what you're doing and ask for donations.

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#16

Biting my nails

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Doggo
Community Member
1 week ago (edited)

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SAAAAAAAAAAAAMEEEEEEEEEEE

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#17

Going to BP than doing my homework.

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WolfDog
Community Member
1 week ago

same...

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#18

telling myself that everything i do is for attention

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AliceInWonderland?
Community Member
1 week ago

I used to struggle with that to

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#19

Playing with my nails and barely eating anything. I know I should be eating more but my meds make me lose my appetite sometimes.

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BusLady
Community Member
1 week ago

I'm so sorry to hear that. Perhaps your doctor could make a change in your meds. That might help.

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#20

Bitting my nails. I've done it my whole life. It's gotten bad enough that I have minor nerve damage in my fingertips. They are just little nubs (some less than a millimeter). They bleed and swell and get infected easily. I really hate my hands because of it and have tried just about every possible solution on the internet. Nothing works.

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oOoOh a DonuT!
Community Member
1 week ago

your nails are just nubs or your fingers are just nubs? after reading this i just NEED to stop biting my nails, but i get stressed and then you know the rest.

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#21

Sitting up straight. I never used to before COVID, but being stuck at a computer all day is taking its toll.

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oOoOh a DonuT!
Community Member
1 week ago

im 13 and my mom says if i dont straignten up soon, ima be a hunchback or smthn

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#22

im trying to stop smoking and cutting myself im still smoking but im not cutting as much as i used to

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oOoOh a DonuT!
Community Member
1 week ago

well good for u thats an improvement!!

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#23

Procrastinating. Eating when I'm stressed. Spending too much time on the internet.

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Mae (just add water)
Community Member
1 week ago

O. M. Ggggggg. Me too, exactly!

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#24

Eating because I am bored and refusing to work out. Not the best combo.

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Firefoxy3121
Community Member
5 days ago

Maybe walk or cycle instead of working out. Both are more enjoyable and easier to do. Even try a treadmill if you want

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#25

I can't believe no-one has listed online shopping!

"Therapist: Now what do we do when we are sad?
Me: "Add to cart?"
Therapist: No"*

Who can resist knowing a package will arrive?! Instant 2 minute excitement! Better than Lottery because you ALWAYS win!

*souce: Pinterest, uploaded by Patty Matt

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Leslie K Von Dell
Community Member
3 days ago

LOL! Nothing, and I mean NOTHING in the world can cheer you up more than getting a package delivered to your doorstep!!

#26

Writing comments on Panda.

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
1 week ago

Nearly got sucked into a witty, but obvious, retort.

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#27

Cracking my knuckles when I'm either stressed or deep in thought. My joints actually strain and hurt after to the point where I can't use a pencil or type.

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This is Fine
Community Member
1 week ago

They make a thing that's about the size of a long finger and has a serrated joint in the middle that crackles when bent. Hold it in your hand and use like a finger. Can't remember the name but Reddit would.

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#28

Making dark jokes. It seems like I'm looking for attention but I used to do it when I was miserable and now that my life is okay I need to stop it.

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Lori Berryman
Community Member
1 week ago

try 'dad jokes' instead. that would be hilarious because everyone is expecting something dark and then you say something cheesy.

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#29

I'm working on trying to actually sleep at night and stay up during the day (while functioning properly)

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Firefoxy3121
Community Member
5 days ago

I had too take melatonin supplements to sleep properly. You might need them but if you choose to maybe ask a doctor first

#30

Worrying about what other people think

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This is Fine
Community Member
1 week ago

Think of it this way: Usually, if someone expresses a negative remark your way, they're doing it to gain dominance over you. That means that they have gauged you as enough of a threat that they need to gain dominance. You are moving up the dominance pile; a positive. If someone sends a positive remark your way, that's a positive. So almost all results of what people think about you are positive. Don't overthink what I've written. Just think, most results will end up good for me. Someone thinks negative of me? I've successfully climbed a little farther up the pile.

#31

Always checking if I've dropped something. Regardless of how many times that I’ve checked my pockets, I always think I've dropped something. Yes, it's tiring.

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This is Fine
Community Member
1 week ago

Take everything out of your pockets, drop them, pick them up and put them away, immediately leave that area so you don't compulsively look, assuring yourself that you know you've got everything because you just picked it up.

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#32

Mine is playing with my hair while in pe. I think its because it makes me nervous. Same with peeling with my nails. I want long nails!

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OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
1 week ago

OH MAH GOD I PLAY WITH MY HAIR IN EVERY LESSON AND MY FRIENDS TEASE ME ABOUT IT XD

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#33

Putting thin objects in my ears

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I'm a makeup addict
Community Member
1 week ago

yeah, i have a bad habit of using q-tips to clean my ears.

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#34

Overtime at work. Kinda gets in the way of, you know, life.

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Bored Little Panda
Community Member
1 week ago

I'm a workaholic. I would work all the time I can and I just get into this rhythm and leave little at home time or free time. I know what you mean

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#35

Biting my nails. I’m getting better though.

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Bored Little Panda
Community Member
1 week ago

So there is this nail polish that taste really really bad and its meant for nail biting sucking thumbs and what not. Its clear and helped my friend alot with her nail biting.

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#36

Focusing on my work more. As you can tell, I'm failing... miserably.

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#37

Not eating or sleeping is a habit I'm trying to break but so far have not succeeded

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Mae (just add water)
Community Member
1 week ago

I read your submission on “how’s life”. I am no mental health expert, but you should seek help. I know, it’s scary, but it’s probably the right thing to do. I personally send you love, and luck. ❤️

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#38

Not sleeping. Feining

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This is Fine
Community Member
1 week ago

You're Irish?

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#39

ripping my nails, hurting myself, and getting every single drop of earwax out of my ears. :/

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Sowieso
Community Member
5 days ago

Hey you, I hope that in this new year you find it in yourself to speak to yourself, as you would do to a friend. You are not the enemy, so don't treat yourself that way. Speak to yourself with love, and forgiveness, you are doing your best. What your best is, just depends on the day, some days it might just be getting out of bed, other days it might be going out, enjoying life, working hard towards your goals. But it might take the same amount of energy. And energy is finite,

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#40

Since COVID, I WFH and my classes are online too. I can’t seem to unplug at the end of the day. Bored Panda gets my mind off the chaos though.

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#41

Bathing at 5 o' clock

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Mahshid Chowdhury
Community Member
1 week ago

what's wrong with this one? lol

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#42

Picking at my pimples and scabs.

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Mae (just add water)
Community Member
6 days ago

Omgggggg my skin is totally breaking out ALL THE TIME but I pick at everything. And I mean everything

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#43

Using less f*ckin' swear words, because that's not f****n' helping a shitty situation getting better. Oooh crap, did it again...

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Katy McMouse
Community Member
5 days ago

Studies have shown that people who swear more often than is considered "polite" are actually very intelligent. So, on that note, quit f****n' worrying and go use that big, cuss- laden brain of yours.

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#44

Eating my boogers

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This is Fine
Community Member
1 week ago

Humans are designed to live in the stone age. Back then, every bite counted. Someone who ate his boogers, and who would eat the boogers of others, would be the man who survived famine. If you know what boogers are made of, you know that they are nutritious and low calorie.

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#45

Twirling my hair whenever I’m in front of a teacher (I don’t even know I’m doing it ) Biting my nails 😕 (bra for me I allways cut my nails short so I don’t bite them)

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Mae (just add water)
Community Member
1 week ago

Bra for you?

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#46

Pacing around my room constantly, humming random stuff, grinding my teeth, and fidgeting like it's nobody's business. I'm starting to get blisters, enduring constant scolding from the dentist, and my muscles are always tired from the endless small movements. And the humming? It's just annoying. XD

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Thomas Duncan
Community Member
1 week ago

Find the root of your stress. Also bruxism (grinding) and restlessness/fidgeting can be a result of neck alignment problems. Consider seeing a chiropractor, especially if this is happening when you sleep or is accompanied by headaches

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#47

Impulse buying/wasting money on things I don't need. It was one of the coping mechanisms during my depression after divorce... Now when I'm back on track, need to sort my finances and start saving money instead of making more debts.

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bored_angel
Community Member
5 days ago

when shopping or sorting through things, look at it and ask yourself "do i REALLY need this? do i want this? will i use it? does someone else have something like it i could borrow? does someone else need it, or could i donate it? " things like that.

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#48

Telling myself I'm not good enough for anyone's love

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Monika Nagyova
Community Member
6 days ago

You are though. Depression can make you have thoughts like that. See a list of depression symptoms on an official medical website and take it from there. You ARE loved and worth it.

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#49

to run late

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Claire B
Community Member
5 days ago

Me too. I've been late for years :(

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#50

Grinding my teeth. I seem to do it whenever I play my cello, whenever I'm in class, just a lot. My jaw actaully is sore by the end of the day. Any tips?

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bored_angel
Community Member
5 days ago

gum, and possibly a retainer that blocks your teeth from touching.

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#51

fidgeting and zoning out. I end up getting scratches on my legs/arms from itching. it feels like I can't stop most of the time. I also start staring into space and I need people to repeat themselves.

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This is Fine
Community Member
1 week ago

Try a TENS unit (on Amazon for under $100). It delivers a mild shock any place on your body you choose, as strong as you want, as often as you want, automatically. It is IMPOSSIBLE to zone out when it's on.

#52

Picking my lip and grinding my teeth, I’m so stressed that I have scars from picking my lip so much

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Melanie King
Community Member
1 week ago

Me too...

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#53

smoking, the patches aren't helping much

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Titas Burinskas
BoredPanda Staff
1 week ago

Try gum.

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#54

Starting with something but not f...

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bored_angel
Community Member
5 days ago

ba dum tiss

#55

Not exactly a habit, but im trying to be cleaner. i just cleaned my room, office and bathroom, and im trying to make a habit where i sub-consciously do things like pick up shoes and trash on the floor. Good habit, but it gets tiring when you've vacuumed your office for the fourth day in a row :D

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Katy McMouse
Community Member
5 days ago

I've picked up this habit, as well. In time, it's no longer tiring and for me, it helps keep my mind "quiet".

#56

Eating late at night

then I can't eat breakfast because i'm not hungry 😐

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#57

settling into a negative emotion when I'm tired :/

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Geertje Valk
Community Member
1 day ago

Yes, i have this too!! I mean, i know that the negative thoughts come mostly because i'm tired, but sometimes, i just become so overwhelmed by them that i can't see that very well. Some days ago though, i watched this video, and it helped me a lot, so maybe it can help you too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks-_Mh1QhMc. I tried standing in a powerful pose for 2 minutes when i was tired (like hands on your hips, feet firm on the ground, upright posture) and it really helped my mind to 'reset' (watch the video for more details). Also, talking to yourself like you would talk to a friend (if your negative emotions are directed to yourself, and not to others, of course). If you say it enough to yourself: i'm enough, i can do this, i'm worthy to be loved, making mistakes is okay.. then you will believe it eventually. I hope this helped you a bit, and i wish you the best!

#58

unhealthy eating habits. I fuel my body with low calorie energy drink throughout the day and only eat on real meal when I'm home from work.

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Mae (just add water)
Community Member
1 week ago

You can try some grapes, if you like it. Water based foods fill you up more so you do not want to eat for the rest of the day.

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#59

I need to stop biting my nails because I sometimes bite them to low and it looks bad, I also need to stop cleaning the inside of my nails for no reason just because I think their dirty

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Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
1 week ago

I clean them so much, but hey, it's good for my nails, cuz now they look spotless! Can't say the same for the length of my nails tho.

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#60

Nail-biting and instead of doing my homework being on bored panda which is surprisingly hard XD

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bored_angel
Community Member
5 days ago

my school computer banned bored panda and discord so theres nothing to do ;-; but it does have youtube heheh

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#61

Picking at scabs. every time i have a mosquito bite or a scratch i keeps scratching it until its a big sore, it gets really bad during the summer which sucks because then i want to wear long pants and hoodies all summer

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Zophra
Community Member
6 days ago

Hydrocortisone as soon as possible after being bit, helps stop the itch. I am a major mosquito magnet.

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#62

Overeating, especially crisps (chips) and chocolate.

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bored_angel
Community Member
5 days ago

mmm chips

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#63

not running out of the bathroom when i flush the toilet and all the dinosaur sound roar at me

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#64

Compulsive Lying...
I'm 12-13
I've had this problem since I learned how to talk
nothing helps

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Katy McMouse
Community Member
5 days ago

Maybe try therapy? You want to nip this in the bud before you start to lose jobs, relationships, etc. It's not something that you can let ruin your life. There are ways to overcome this. Good luck, I really wish you the best.

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#65

Peeling my skin.

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Barbz
Community Member
1 week ago

Like hangnails/dry skin or like normal, healthy skin on your body?

#66

Lol I have tourettes, so way too many habits to list here.

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This is Fine
Community Member
1 week ago

Why not try being a scientist about it? Many automatic brain functions, such as heart rate and blood pressure can be partially controlled by conscious effort. The problem is feedback loop. If you put your hand in a fire, you get immediate feedback, so you know what to do. If there's a delay between cause and effect, it's much tougher to figure out. Take your baseline tourettes. The addition or subtraction of an unknown stimulus (color, sound, smell, and on and on) could help trigger or delay it. So A/B test one thing at a time, look for results. If you find something, you might be able to recreate it in your mind. For example, if looking a green helped, practicing thinking of green could have the same result. I'd have to write a book to say everything, so I won't. So think about it, and figure it out.

#67

staring at the ceiling, being completely unfocused, fidgeting with myself, but that’s mostly bc I have ADHD sooo

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#68

Diet soda. Right now I’m replacing with Crystal lite to wean off, but slowly reducing the amount of mix I put in my water. Miss the caffeine but I hate coffee, and frankly don’t really need the caffeine anyway so learning to listen to my body and get more sleep if I’m tired.

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Leslie K Von Dell
Community Member
3 days ago

Good for you!

#69

watching tiktoks for 25 hours a day

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#70

Pulling my hair.

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#71

My 2020 mindset. 2021 is making this easier said than done.

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#72

Canceling my social meetings and being away from school for nothing. I am an introvert down to the bone and I hate school.

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#73

Always wanting to do arts n crafts because I don’t have much space.

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