still this goal is hard to reach. I tend to cut my nails down in length using my teeth , not the best of tools but always willing and at hand.
I’ve now been on vacation a couple of weeks and the nails are in pretty good shape, just one nail that havent got a complete white line.
I will not take cary this habit with me anymore (but perhaps clippers)
Still not back on track, a nail there a nail there.. I think its in part that i have been eating (food) on unregular times (except breakfast) the latest weeks. Ill try to take better care this week.
lost(?) all my long nails during the last week. Down to 1mm white on all but one, where no white is left. Stress i could blame, but I was the one chewing them down instead of doing something constructive. I think one factor was that i left my nails unattended for a few days, ill take up the routine of daily nail care again.
2 nails on my left hand are now short again. A bit of nibbling on them and then wiggling them off. Had a major work stress this weekend and worked most off it so i wasnt able to shut down work stress systems properly.
Been over a month now.
I got a comment today about my long nails, that’s a first.
Stressed out at work today and felt an inclination to bite. (but just sat dumbstruck looking at my nails instead).
broke a nail this weekend. First time.. ever.
Yet another week. Read that the nails on your primary hand grows a bit a faster and it seems true (im a lefty) and also that they grow faster after the abuse of biting them (makes some sense). Also looked at some horrific images on the net of nail biting (onychophagy). My nails got vertical stripes wich most likely is genetic, but internet suggests an abundance of causes like iron def, vitamins (pick your letter), stress. Well one thing at a time this goal is about not licking toilet seats.
Im noticing the nails now and having a bit of trouble adjusting to having them. It is really only the nail on the rigth pinky that is not up to par. I will let them grow and not file them down much for a week.
“my whole existence is flawed
you get me closer to god
you can have my isolation, you can have the hate that it brings
you can have my absence of faith, you can have my everything”
Nine inch nails/Closer to God
Ive been able to leave my nails for a week now. filing them down each morning and most nights to allow them to grow back thick. Telling people that Im have the habit and is trying to quit, reading entrys about the habit at 43things also have helped (really like esjessi’s comment about bald spacemen)
Ive been biting my nails (and pens and diverse things) for as long as i can remember. It may be a week between nowadays but I have yet to grow nails that look well. I no longer bite them so i bleed.
I have tried the leaving a few fingers as no-bite area with no success. I feel that chemical method or hypnosis would be a failure in a way.
I’ve had some success with daily handcare and affirmations. About 3-4 weeks at most.
I look at other mens nails with envy sometime. Nails are visible to others and im feeling a bit ashamed of the look of them and the exposure of a bad habit to others. Im aware of that I sometime place my hands to avoid displaying my nails, so it also affects my body language negative in some degree.