I realised today while I was chopping carrots very finely that my teeth were gritted together.
When facing vaccination or needles for blood tests or donation I automatically squeeze my fist – around my belt if there’s no squeezy ball or block of wood on offer.
And eating sugared doughnuts today, I remembered someone at work once betting any takers that they couldn’t eat a sugared doughnut without licking their lips. My colleague donated a fair amount of money to charity from that challenge.
Back when I was learning how to give someone a facial and apply their make-up, for sales parties, our manager mentioned in passing that it was almost impossible to put on your own mascara without opening your mouth . (Most men won’t be able to empathise with this, but we found it applied to all of us in the class.)