Health & Fitness The one hack that finally stopped me biting my nails after 26 years.

11:11  13 june  2017
11:11  13 june  2017 Source:   Mamamia

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The ones made for nail biters?" I need to let you in on a little secret: I DID use that polish, and even the gross, bitter, chemical taste couldn't stop me from biting my nails . It had to be a mental switch, but even then, after all these years , it wasn't that simple.

I bit my nails for almost 20 years . Yeah, you read that right. Nearly my entire life, right through adolescence and into my adult life, I have bitten my nails . Well, up until about a year ago. I never really paid attention to my nails .

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a nail-biter.

I usually do it when I’m nervous or concentrating, and more times than I can count I’ve just bitten… way too far down. And it hurts. The skin around my nails is damaged and I’m the first to admit that having ridiculously short nails does nothing for my already chubby fingers.

It’s a habit I’ve always wanted to break, and have never been able to.

When I was younger, my mum bought that terrible tasting polish to put on your nails to try to make me stop. But it didn’t work. I’d just wash it off and keep biting.

I desperately wanted long nails, but my nail-biting wasn’t conscious. It was an instinct I felt like I couldn’t control.

7 Parts Of Your Body You Shouldn't Touch With Your Hands

  7 Parts Of Your Body You Shouldn't Touch With Your Hands Think of your body like it's a temple: It's yours to use, but there are some sacred spots you shouldn't put your grubby hands on. Think of your body like it's a temple: It's yours to use, but there are some sacred spots you shouldn't put your grubby hands on.

I bit my nails for almost 20 years . Yeah, you read that right. Nearly my entire life, right through adolescence and into my adult life, I have bitten my nails . Well, up until about a year ago. I never really paid attention to my nails .

I ’m twenty years old now, and I can happily say that I ’ve finally stopped biting my nails . My nails after I finally started to let them grow out! MORE: How to Whiten Your Yellow and Stained Nails . I used a nail polish that tasted truly terrible on my nails while letting them grow.

Then recently, I accidentally came across a weird trick that interrupted my habit. And I haven’t bitten my nails since.

It started with a light blue nail polish. I saw it in Sportsgirl and bought it, even though I knew I couldn’t really pull off nail polish given I had no nails to paint.

I sat down to paint my nails and decided to do a few coats – you know, so the colour wouldn’t chip off in literally five minutes. A few days later, I noticed I hadn’t bitten my nails. They weren’t long by any means, but they weren’t sore. It’s around this point that I’d usually start putting my nails in my mouth so that the polish would come off, and I could start the intense nail biting cycle again, but instead, I did something different.

I did another coat. And another one. And another one.

7 Parts Of Your Body You Shouldn't Touch With Your Hands

  7 Parts Of Your Body You Shouldn't Touch With Your Hands Think of your body like it's a temple: It's yours to use, but there are some sacred spots you shouldn't put your grubby hands on. Think of your body like it's a temple: It's yours to use, but there are some sacred spots you shouldn't put your grubby hands on.

Join 125 friendly people sharing 25 true stories in the I Stopped Biting My Nails group. Find forums, advice and chat with groups who share this life experience. You Can Too. After years of bitting, bleeding and being frustrated. I finally overcame my dilemma. I stopped biting my nails !

Anyway I made out with this guy and he felt me up and stuff after that I automatically stopped biting my nails its gotta be connected what do you think? Maybe finally being kissed released some pent-up anxiety or stress :P.

A few days later, I even painted my nails a different colour. Over the top of the old one. The result was having nails far too thick and far too painted to bite.

Several weeks later, my nails are so long they make that annoying clicky sound on my keyboard. It's all I've ever wanted.

I've painted them every few days, and only when they've started to get completely messy have I removed the nail polish and started again.

The only downside is that I ever-so-slightly resemble the recent Youtube craze of 'polish mountain', where people applied 100 coats of nail polish as a joke.

After I saw @simplynailogical's #polishmountain video on youtube I just knew I had to try it

10 things your nails could be telling you about your health .
From low iron levels to potential skin conditions"It is estimated that about 20% of the population are frequent nail biters, but why? Anxiety can be a big cause of nail biting as it can distract you from the root of your anxiety. If you're guilty of it, try to be more conscious about when you bite your nails so you can identify your trigger and therefore deal with it appropriately. You could also invest in a stress ball or find another way to fidget when you get anxious that won't affect your nail health.

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