wear gloves when u on the pc?
needs to be a practical & permanent solutionP.S: off-off-topic i think activeden wouldn’t have been the the same without your items, can’t you clone advanced to WP ?
Best advice would be to look at the causes for nail biting which generally would be caused by anxiety.. some people tap their feet, some people smoke cigarettes, some people bite their nails – it’s a crutch which reduces stress, and has become a habit, hard wired into your brain so it’s automatic. And just like any habit, it takes time to break the cycle. So the question you should ask yourself is; why do you bite your nails. Consciously you’re aware of it, and you want to stop. But subconsciously you’ve programmed your brain to perform the action. The subconscious mind is like a slow computer, so it will take time and will power to break the cycle. Diversion techniques can work, such as putting anti-nail biting liquid on your finger nails every day, but just like using nicotine chewing gum, it’s something you have to do everyday, and you have to want to break the habit. So find the causes for your anxiety, reduce stress in your daily life and use diversion techniques to break the cycle. You can do it!P.S. Thanks for the good words, I do plan on doing some flash inspired themes, stay tuned!
that’s exactely what it’s all about, bravo for the explanation & comparision; now about anxiety it’s not necessarily negative or stress-oriented, it could be positive anxiety (you’re reading an interesting article, brainstorming, getting a new idea…) and then you unconsciously start biting your nails until you realize there’s no more nails to bite that’s when you stop, but like you said the challenge is to “brake the cycle”...
If it helps:
I had my 2000 new years resolution to stop biting my nails (I was 13 at the time). I bought something similar to Stop ‘n’ Grow back in the day and used to remove the old layer and paint a new layer of it on my nails once every 2nd day.
Once I realised that my habit started with me looking at my nails to “assess” their biting potential, I tried to keep my hands busy, but also try and focus on other things (can’t recall what exactly).
It took me about 5-6 months to truly get out of the habit, and over time I slowed the amount I painted on to longer breaks between days to not even doing it at all, I knew I was out of the habit.
It’s really difficult one to kick. As a girl I was also able to use coloured nail polish (during school holidays) as a way of getting me to check if I was doing OK – if you bite them or even just run them over your teeth, it chips the polish, leaving a very obvious mark that you’ve been bad.
People are saying to cut them often – I found this didn’t help for me, because I’d fall back into the desire of seeing a teeny bit grow and biting it down again. I needed to let them grow out by a few millimetres and keep them at that length.
But if they chip; cut and file it off as best as possible, otherwise that is tempting to “fix” it with your teeth.
Depending on how long you’ve bitten your nails for, you’ll find they don’t grow back as strong or stick to your skin as far along as other peoples do. This might not bother you, but it’s just something I’ve noticed.I hope that helps
I bit my nails for at long as I remember, so I’d say it would’ve been at least 10 years. They’re shorter and weaker than my SO’s for example.
thank you so much for this extensive & detailed explanation, + thank you all for your tips
I think that based on all the comments written above, the 3 most influential points are (in my case)
1- Braking the cycle (@digitalscience)
2- Realizing you look like a wimp (@StampReadyTemplates)
3- intimidating yourself with the consequences (@ you )
Thanks a lot guys, I’ll drop you a line if these tips work this might sound like a minor thing but it’s about getting rid of a 23 years old bad habit…