Do you bite nails? Many do. So don’t feel too guilty; but try to do something positive about it. Nibbled nails not only look bad, they are not good for your health too. It might even lead to skin infections.Visualizing the scene of putting the very hands, which touch everything in the mouth, - say, after shuffling the folders in the rack, or after affectionately stroking one’s pet dog or after picking up the car keys is in itself so appalling – besides, it is an easy way to catch colds and flu. You could try some of these strategies to get rid of this loathsome habit.
Applying bitter tasting solution
You could try applying a bitter tasting solution on to your nails, and this might help some biters. There are some special anti-nibbling polishes available at the chemists too, which have a bitter taste. But this strategy might not help chronic and serious nail biters as they get used to the flavor.
A professional weekly manicure or a simple manicure at home is another option. When your nails look good, you’re less tempted to bite them. You could even paint the nails with a bright color; which makes it obvious how awful those gnawed stubs look.
Keep them occupied:
Cultivate a hobby which keeps your fingers busy and your mind so preoccupied that your hands won’t even involuntarily venture to reach your mouth. Another suggestion is to try to kick the habit is feeding yourself with something or the other. They’ll keep your mouth busy when the urge strikes.
This is the most appropriate and really the only way to cure nail-biting – Willpower, Be strong. Make a big effort to stop.
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