A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.

Mark Twain

You know you want to be the best version of yourself? Remember all those times you told yourself “I’m going to be a better me?” You obviously won’t wake up one morning and suddenly be the best version of yourself just like, it takes time and effort.

Below are some of the things that most of us are guilty of, some habits that we have to stop. Work on them and you’re one step closer to making the world a better place. Here we go:

1. Nail biting: 

Why do you bite your nails? What is the nutritional value present in those nails?  Please share with me maybe I’m missing something. I’m guessing this is why I haven’t grown taller. 

Stop chewing on your nails. Outside the fact that you look funny biting those nails, there are germs under the nail tip. No matter how clean you think the nails are, they’re not clean. It can make you sick. It’s not a must you grow your nails if you want them short then cut it. what is the purpose ofΒ  nail cutter and razor blade? Is it to cut your hair? I think not!

2. Plate and cutlery fight:

What in the World War 3 goes on while you’re eating? Why does your spoon, fork or knife have to hit your plate continuously in a rather noisy manner? Please settle the fight already.

I know the food is sweet, I know you love food ( I love food too), I know that you’re sometimes in a hurry but you can make conscious effort to not make a lot of noise with your plate and cutlery while eating. Please stop the war.

3. Noisy Walking:

Why?? Please why?? why do you have to drag or stamp your feet while walking?. Why must we know that you’re passing? Why do you have to announce your coming? Okay okay okay, VVIP why don’t you get a fore-runner to sing your praises to let us know you’re coming instead of dragging your feet? My Uncle once told me that walking quietly can save you a lot of trouble. Dragging your pretty feet can put you in harm’s way. When you drag your feet, you’re alerting everyone of your arrival( I’m not trying to make you scared, calm down). Try to walk gently and help to reduce the noise in the world. Stop the noise pollution.

4. Talking with a full mouth.

It’s such a sumptuous meal, you scoop one spoon and put in your mouth and start chewing. Suddenly Tayo asks you an interesting question, with your mouth still full, you start answering the question. Why??? Please why? What will happen if you raise a hand to tell Tayo to hold on and then you chew the food, swallow and begin to talk? Will the food become less tasty? Will the answer to the question change? Will the gist become less interesting? Please don’t talk with a full mouth. Remember your table manners?  “Don’t talk while eating?” Yeah that one. It doesn’t mean don’t talk when food is in front of you. It means don’t talk with food in your mouth. You actually need to stop.

5. Taking things without asking.

Why would you take somebody’s item without asking? Is it collective property? What’s so hard in asking “may I?” Or “Can I?” Stop feeling entitled to people’s things, try and ask. 

6. Yawning:

Its only nice that you cover your mouth while yawning. Why will you yawn without covering your mouth? Do you want to swallow us? Please swallow us oo, swallow us, we’re your Jonah. 

If I’ve shattered the table you’re on, it’s intentional. Please stand up, dust yourself and work towards bringing out the best version of yourself.

Which of the above irks you. Which are you guilty of or which were you guilty of for the longest time? I was guilty for the longest time of talking with food in my mouth. What about you?

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16 thoughts on “STOP

  1. This is so apt but I kinda find myself on one table, the number 5 but there’s a clause to mine.

    But then this is an amazing exposition.

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  2. I don’t like nail biting, yet, I bite my right thumb nail like crazy, when alone and deep thought, cracking my brain for a solution.
    I don’t like nose-picking either; you know, poking the nose really hard with bare fingers.

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      A lot of people bite their nails when they’re in deep thought. They do it without even realizing. And nose picking is just somehow, dirty and one could injury oneself.
      Thanks for your comment.


    2. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      A lot of people bite their nails when they’re in deep thought. They do it without even realizing. And nose picking is just somehow, dirty and one could injure oneself.
      Thanks for your comment.

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