I don’t remember when I started biting my nails, but I remember when it first became a problem and I became completely shy to expose my fingers in public. I bit my nails and don’t stop till it becomes painful or starts bleeding. Yes! it’s that bad.
There are a million reasons why people bite their nails. For me, it was a way to deal with the tremendous anxiety that I didn’t know how to deal with, and the boredom that eats my brain alive if I’m running at anything less than full-throttle. It became automatic and compulsive: the second my mind was elsewhere, I would begin to bite. I hated it and loved it, but mostly I felt like I couldn’t stop.
Below are 9 easy steps to completely stop biting your nails.
Your word is your bond, and this is a promise you’re making to yourself. Take it as seriously as if you were making a solemn vow to your very best friend. No half-measures here–you’re in or you’re out.
You can get a very tight elastic hairband and put it around your wrist. The second you notice your fingers going to your mouth, you would snap it. Not incredibly hard–you don’t want to wound yourself–but enough to catch your attention. As soon as you’d snap it, you would tell yourself “I really do not need to bite my hands right now.” And do anything that didn’t involve anxiously or idly gnawing.
Make sure you adhere strictly to the set rules daily and resist all form of temptation. You won’t die, trust me
Let’s talk: Do you bite your nails? Did you? How did you stop? What helped you get through it? How do your nails look today?