One day when I was in the last year of high school, I was studying, then for some reason I raised my hand to my head and started picking at with my fingers, and before I knew it, my hand was stuck up there.
It might seem like a minor problem that calls for a big fat “GET A LIFE”, but I’m afraid it’s worse than what you may begin to imagine. It’s been a seriously annoying problem that it has become a major disturbance for my whole family. I can LITERALLY spend hours on end doing nothing, just picking at my hair, one hair at a time.
Yesterday for example, I had two options: go out or stay at home and work. After all I decided to stay at home, but how much work do you think I had done in the time I could’ve been out? Almost nothing! Why? Because I was too busy staring at the screen and playing with my hair.
Okay, you might still think that I should get a life because I can just stop doing this and get done with it. WRONG. I tried! Believe me, it’s been almost 8 years and I couldn’t get rid of this time-wasting, hair damaging habit. And I can safely say that it’s an addiction, because you won’t believe the thrill I get out of it. Lame, I know, but that’s the truth! When I go to sleep for example, it’s like my hand moves automatically to rest over my head, I have to make a conscious effort to keep my hands tied, and it’s worst when I’m stressed or thinking deeply about something, that is ugly!
Thank God I’m wearing Hijab because this keeps me from doing this at work! Yesterday at home I wore a head band to prevent myself from playing with my hair but I ended up taking it off. I’m using other techniques, trying to be more firm and decisive about and hoping it will work…
Can you relate to this or you’ve never been addicted to anything?