I have a bad addiction to biting my nails due to my anxiety. is there anyway to help reduce how much i bite my nails? my nails look digusting and always hurt and bleed:/
Anxiety (Including GAD)
I did this for years, I also twirl my hair. The only thing that has helped me is grooming and painting my nails, the better they look the more incentive I have to not ruin them
thank you! ive tried nail polish but i still bite it off, any other suggestions
they make this stuff you put on your nails that taste horrible. That may help
The only thing I’ve found ~slightly~ helpful is finding a really good fidget toy that keeps my hands busy. If I’m messing with my tangle toy I can’t bite my nails. But I’ll often just end up putting it down to bite my nails😐
I bit my nail for years. If you can go get acrylics. They are to hard and pretty to bite. Do that about 3 times and try your hardest not to pick or bite them off. They can work with short nails and I didn't thinknit was possible but it is. It worked for me. Hope it works for you🤗
I did the same thing! I got dip nails a couple times in a row and have been able to keep my nails long without biting them since
I will tell you about my wife. Hope this idea can help you too. So my wife has anxiety about a year and a half ago I bout her a chewy. You know the chewies autistic people bit if they have pica? Well my wife bit her nails so much to the point they would bleed. So I got her a chewy to bit on instead and it worked for her.
Ive found that having acrylics help. There's no way you can bite acrylic nails without breaking your teef. Hope this helps!
that's not totally true... I have totally bitten off acrylics... lol. I was MAAADDDD at myself. I paid too much to just rip them off a week later.
I found that getting acrylics helped my nails at least because it hurt my teeth to bite them but then I would start picking at the acrylic which became a way worse obsession for me. My pretty acrylic nails always looked horrible within a week. The stuff that tastes bad so you don’t bite your nails doesn’t work, it just makes your lips and teeth taste disgusting too without making you stop biting lol. I usually will chew a piece of gum to keep my mouth busy during times when I’d be wanting to bite my nails
I have been doing this since elementary. What helps me is wearing acrylics. I dont bite when they are on plus I love hearing the sound of them when I type 😂 but if that is not for you, try keeping your hands busy or keeping your arms down. I mean hands on your head, sit on them, get a fidget toy, pencil anything.
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