All habits have a beginning, do you realize when you first performed, what became the habit, you were reacting to something? Your reaction brought you relief or perhaps a sense of calm. If you were upset it might have given you a sense of empowerment, maybe you were younger, and with friends, everyone wants to feel they are part of the group. Some habits are merely annoying, and others can create havoc in your personal and professional relationships, even in your health. Releasing the origin of the habit allows you to create a new reaction.