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I was just thinking about it and I have a few habits that I wasn't "taught" but somehow I picked them up. I can honestly say I think that a couple of them are associated with mental illness/anxiety. What are your thoughts?
 
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yes habits like nail biting etc are often connected with selfharm and mental illnesses that cause self harm
 
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I've noticed some habits. Avoiding noise is a big one for me. I use to crank up the tunes and whatever, but not now. If I am cooking I now do my best to not clang the pots and pans. If I watch a movie I only keep the volume loud enough to hear. A few years ago I wouldn't have had a care in the world how much noise I made. If I did clang the pots and pans or turned up the t.v I probably wouldn't get anxiety but the thought of it has me walking on egg shells. But I don't enjoy the habit of stressing about noise.
 
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I had some quirky habits as a kid. One of the ones I was teased about was licking my hands. I did that around 10 years old. People did find it weird. Thing was I did it because dry hands irritated me.

I stopped it by using lotion. To this day I carry a travel bottle of lotion with me wherever I go.


I was called crazy but it might have been because the several quirky habits I had.
 
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What bunching shaking hands while the whole class notices lol
 
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i think mental illness is a habit with itself
 
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I used to pull my eyelashes out, a therapist told me it was a way of soothing myself. It was really embarrassing I did stop.
 
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I was just thinking about it and I have a few habits that I wasn't "taught" but somehow I picked them up. I can honestly say I think that a couple of them are associated with mental illness/anxiety. What are your thoughts?
I would talk to a mental health professional.
 
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I've noticed some habits. Avoiding noise is a big one for me. I use to crank up the tunes and whatever, but not now. If I am cooking I now do my best to not clang the pots and pans. If I watch a movie I only keep the volume loud enough to hear. A few years ago I wouldn't have had a care in the world how much noise I made. If I did clang the pots and pans or turned up the t.v I probably wouldn't get anxiety but the thought of it has me walking on egg shells. But I don't enjoy the habit of stressing about noise.
I do this too, mostly only when other people are around. But at the same time I cannot stand silence, I need at least some white noise to not feel super anxious. I have music or something on at almost all times but I worry about it being too loud.
 

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