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Dear Dish-It: How Do I Stop Picking My Nose?

Dear Dish-it,


I still pick my nose and everyone laughs at me and I need help!!! Please help, it is embarrassing!!!!!


MP


Dear MP,


Everyone has habits that are personal to them. But some are more pleasant than others. The thing about picking your nose is, it’s unhygienic. That means it can actually have a bad effect on your own health! Trying to stop is a good idea, regardless of what your friends and the other kids at school think.


Maybe you pick your nose because you want to keep your hands occupied. If this is the case try to think of something else to do with them. Many people who pick their nose find that if they can find something to distract them they can stop the habit.


Another good idea is to try to keep your nose as clean as possible. So blow it often and make sure that it is free of dirt and blockages. The reason that many people pick their noses is because they feel uncomfortable with whatever is in there. By keeping your nose clean there is less attraction to picking it. Also this will help to keep you free from colds and so on.


It is also a good idea to make sure that when you get the urge to pick your you go somewhere private; doing this will make you realize what you are doing. Many people pick their noses subconsciously (without thinking about it) and this is why they can’t or don’t stop. By realizing that you want to pick your nose you will become more aware of it and this can help you to stop.


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donteatcarrots
donteatcarrots posted in Style:
lisp or not, i'm sure you're a nice person. i don't even know if you can get rid of this lisp- maybe practice speaking at home, try different movements with your lips or mouth, i don't know. don't let a lisp make you less confident, that doesn't change anything about you as a person. be yourself and be confident.
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Ezma
Ezma posted in Style:
Dear Dish it, Im already a grown teen but I don't think I am that easy to get along whem meeting new friends in school. And I think its because I lose my confidence cause I got some speech defect which called lisp. I often sometimes looks weird when theyre talking to me and It really affects me. What should I do? I have read and tried all the practice and therapy I read in the internet for a year but it doesnt make a change. I hope you help me
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inkdeath
inkdeath posted in Family Issues:
I always remind myself with this quote:This too, shall pass. 
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Cupcakesss123
I think your parents dont want u to be crazy like your friends n your friends arent bad so i guess u should talk to your friends parents over phone or sum n let them meet your parents :D 
reply 2 days
donteatcarrots
you really need to have a proper chat with your parents. you're doing really well in school, and seem to have a good set of friends, and tell them that you should be able to go out, i mean you've done nothing wrong and surely should be allowed a little freedom in return?
reply 2 days