This week, I decided I would stop biting my nails. Finally. I’m doing it. For reals.
Recently, I came across a quote about discipline. The idea of it is that a little discipline lets you accomplish a little, some discipline lets you accomplish more, and totally discipline means you can do anything. I’m paraphrasing, but that’s the essence.
In the past, I have tried to stop biting my nails time and time again. I’ve tried it as a New Year’s Resolution. I’ve tried promising myself manicures. I’ve tried in preparation for a major event or holiday or vacation.
But my resolve faltered almost from the start. I lacked the commitment.
And then I told myself it was my thing. My stress outlet. I stopped trying to quit.
Now, here we are, and I am doing it. I decided I was going to exert the discipline to stop biting my nails.
I am three days in, and each day, I have only tried to bite my nails three times. But each time, I was able to think myself out of it. It was amazing. I feel so empowered. And proud of myself. Already, my fingers look so much better. Yay for focused discipline!
Already, I am wondering what else I can apply a little discipline to. What personal goal is up next? Maybe more healthful eating. Maybe.
For now, here’s to discipline and unbitten nails. When I kick the bad habit completely, I may reward myself with a monster cookie…
Yes, I think I will.
And then I will worry about eating more healthfully the next day.