I want to stop cracking
My name is Hannah, i'm 13 and i've been cracking for quite a few years now.
Neck (barely at all)
Knuckles (a lot)
Back (a lot)
Ankles (a lot)
So I absoloutely hate that I crack! My friends and family complain and tell me to stop and trust me I've tried but it is just sooooo hard to stop. Any tips to stop? Please helpppppp
I've heard of people stopping before. Any suggestions?
I click too (although i am on 3 weeks 2 days without!) my worst are my knuckles….
I picked up a few tips on this forumn a few years ago when i tried to stop before.. The best one i found was to put an elastic band around your wrist and ping it each time you feel the urge to click. I think this is a form of cognative behaviour therapy and i found it most useful to think of the clicking urge as a type of addition rather than as an annoying habbit.
This time round i have not clicked out of sheer will power. I find the first day isnt too bad, but weeks 2-7 are quite hard and stressful. Hands feel tight, uncomfortable and non mobile. I am yet to find out when it stops being uncomfortable...!!
I have also, in the past, made myself a plaster caste glove to put on and wear so that i physically couldnt click. This would have worked if the glove hadnt been SO cold to wear!
Anyway, all the best
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