Are you a nail biter and struggling to quit? Go no further, I will share with you some easy tips on how to stop biting nails. I used to be a pro nail biter and with my struggle and experience I’m saying that although it’s difficult to break the habit but not impossible. Like any addiction, this too is an addiction but you don’t need to go to rehab to get rid of it 🙂 There’s fairly easy treatment available for you to cure your nail biting problem and you can do it on your own!
Why do people bite their nails?
It’s important to find the reason within yourself! What is the cause that put you into this habit. Well, none of us can say when and why it started. Mainly the reason is boredom and anxiety according to WebMD. So, there you have the reason.
- Reward yourself
Be determined to break the habit and stay motivated by rewarding yourself. Like if you could manage stop biting your nails for a week, give yourself a shopping trip or a nice pair of jewellery or any such thing that will keep you motivated.
- Punish yourself
It works the same way as rewarding. Punish yourself for not keeping up with the promise. Like If you bite nails then don’t watch your favorite TV show or any thing that would make you realize the worth of not being able to stop.
- Take help from others
Tell about your decision of quitting nail biting habit to your friends and family. So if they see you biting your nails, they can remind you to stop.
- Get your nails done
Go to a Nail salon and get your nails done in acrylic, gel or anything you like. That will certainly help you as acrylic is not your natural nail. In other way, the money you have spent for the nails will remind you not to bite them. You can also get Press on fake nails and apply it over your natural nails. So that you will not be able to reach to the natural nails. In this way underneath, it will grow healthy and strong.
- Be honest to yourself
Many times, we take the decision and later just scrap it. I have done it. For the first time, when I decided to stop biting my nails, I could hold onto my decision only for a week. So its important to be honest with yourself and stand firm on the decision.
- Choose a good alternative to satisfy your anxiety and boredom
One thing you gotta convince yourself that biting nails will certainly not help you get over the anxiety or the problem you are facing. I mean, it just takes minutes to bite off nails. what after that! Do you ever find yourself out of anxiety when you’re done biting your nails? No! Right?
When ever you feel anxious, lonely or bored, listen to your favorite music and just calm yourself down. Read books or play with your phone or whatever you like.
- Use Anti-biting Nail products.
It nothing helps, then there’s always a solution. Use Anti Nail biting products to keep yourself
from this habit. These products are like clear polishes that have bad taste and whenever you try to bite your nails, you will be forced to take it out.
I can personally vouch for above tips since they helped me stopped biting my nails. Have you followed any of these tips? Or do you have any tips to share? Have you used/know of any ‘stop nail biting’ products? I would be happy to hear from you. Please leave a comment below. XOXO!
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