Help! I can't stop biting my nails.
Dear Nail Biter,
Has this ever happened to you? You have a really embarrassing experience, maybe someone comments on the way your nails look, or you are self conscious about handing money to someone, and right then and there you commit to never biting your nails again. What happens a couple of hours later, while you're not even thinking about it? If you're like most people who try to stop biting their nails consciously with will power is your hand is right back in your mouth. Chomping away at your nails.
Whenever you try to use will power, and not change the conditioned response of your nail biting habit, change will always be temporary and not permanent. That is why you start biting again days after struggling with will power.
I went through this cycle of stopping for a couple of days only to start again later, for way too long. Over 21 years to be exact.
Just like you probably have, I read all the nail biting blogs, forums, tips, I could get my hands on. I tried wearing gloves, putting nail polish on my nails that would taste bitter, but I would just get used to the taste and keep eating my nails. I read dozens and dozens of tips and I really applied them , but I eventually would start biting again. Then I discovered...