I found my own cure. sort of. with acrylic nails

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I found my own cure. sort of. with acrylic nails
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I visited a therapist that never really helped me because all therapists do is suggest. They never tell you any answers or tell you what to do. That's not their job. Their job is to listen. My therapist told me to ' be mindful with my actions '. Especially with hair pulling. I never understood that after I got long acrylic nails which made every action I performed with my hands mindful and intentional. I could feel everything I was doing more because I have naturally short nails so acrylics are odd for me. So when my hand would reach for my hair like it usually does, I felt it and I retracted my action right away. I got used to them though and sometimes I would give in as usual. This isn't a clear impediment and solvent to my hair pulling issue but this DEFINITELY helped and it is also a way of treating yourself. Acrylic nails help me express myself fashionably and it helped me feel better also. Hope this helps any of you. Try to make your stressful habit more mindful. (this also helps if you're a huge nail biter like I am)

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