Anyone been able to beat an impulsive habit?
Lately I have finally been able to stop biting my nails. I noticed over a period of a few years that my desire to bite at my nails and cuticles has slowly diminished. I do not know what exactly prompted this change. I have tried for a very long time to keep my nails colored in order to eliminate the impulse. It might have finally helped to kick the habit, although I am not completely sure. I have also visited a dentist for an annual checkup and realized that the nail biting habit was slightly chipping away at my front tooth. This was alarming and seemed to scare me into stopping. I am surprised that after 23 years I am able to finally not have the desire to bite my nails.
It would be amazing if my impulsive skin picking habit could go away also. So far it's not budging. Getting on a sugar free diet seems to be the next step to trying to stop the urges. I have been on such a diet last year for about three months and I did pick much less, although I also exercised obsessively during that time and took N-Acetol cysteine each day. I wonder if a sugar free diet by itself can lower the urges. I'm back to taking the supplement, and will abstain from consuming sugar. Will follow up with my overall results in a later post.
I would be interested to hear your personal experiences! Has anyone had luck in beating their impulse control disorder?
Hi Everyone,I know that this is quite a personal question for the ladies of the group to answer but, I was just wondering, do you think that your pulling is anyway connected to the stages of your menstrual cycle?Do you find that you pull more at certain times of the month than others?Thank you