Are You Biting Your Nails? We Give You 3 Tricks That Will Help You Quit This Repulsive Habit

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Are You Biting Your Nails? We Give You 3 Tricks That Will Help You Quit This Repulsive Habit

According to numerous studies the nail biting habit is a habit that is harder to quit than the habit of smoking. Usually stress is the indicator of this repulsive habit. This unconsciously and often painful ‘tearing’ of your nails is very unattractive and more importantly unhealthy. This way you are ingesting many bacteria into your body. However here we will present to you 3 tricks that will help you quit this unhealthy habit.

These 3 tips have proved to be the most effective ones:

  1. Painting your nails with nail polish that has bitter taste and an unbearable smell

There are numerous well-known tricks that are often used when it comes to children biting their nails. Painting their nails with nail polish that has bitter taste and smells awful is one of them. Another similar option is mix some hot peppers and fish oil in their hand cream.

  1. Keep your hands busy with different exercises such as compressing a ball or flipping a coin

Keep your fingers busy so that in situations when you are standing still you’ll be doing something. Squeezing a ball or flipping a coin is an efficient method that can help you stop biting your nails. Another exercise that helps you release the stress and thus reduces the need of biting your nails is crossing your arms.

You can do this exercise while standing or sitting. All you have to do is take your right palm in the wrist area and crossed with the left one. Then lock your fingers and return your palms toward your body so that your palms lay on your chin.

  1. Keep a photograph of your nails in front of you as often possible

Take a picture of your nails and compare it to a picture of nails that are well taken care of. Make sure that you keep such photos in front of your eyes as often as possible. Another tip is to try to keep your palms open during some meetings and therefore visible without hiding them. The looks on the faces of the other people will be sufficient warning to stop biting your nails.

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