I’ve stopped biting eight of my nails. Recently I have only been biting my thumb nails occasionally. It has actually been fairly easy but I have been wearing false nails quite often which obviously makes it impossible for me to bite them.
My next step is to completely get rid of the nail to mouth impulse which I do still have and to stop biting my thumb nails.
After that I need to work on the condition of my nails, years of biting and poor care has left them weak and messy and the false nails aren’t helping. But I’m going to make sure the impulse to bite is completely gone before I stop wearing false nails and start trying to strengthen my nails.
I think my biting ban only ever lasts a couple of weeks tops. I need to stop, they look so horrible. During the summer I wore false nails constantly, I want to be able to paint my own nails and look after them, rather than hide them away under pieces of plastic.
I loved the feeling of having long, lovely nails so I really want to stop. I feel like I have literally tried everything time and time again. I’m going to start applying strengthener and stop’n’grow again to deter me, so hopefully it works again, and then I can just attempt to push past and finally quit once and for all.
Wish me luck!?
... Actually I got two! I’ve been looking (maybe not quite as hard as I should have been) for over a year and I finally got something. I am now working for two contract cleaning companies, to be honest it’s not what I wanted, but it’ll definitely do until I can found something better. And although it’s not ideal, the people I work with are lovely, it’s fairly flexible and the hours suit my studying requirements so I really can’t complain.
One of the positions requires a couple of really early starts, which took a bit of time to adjust to but I think it is actually been really beneficial.
Another benefit is that by completing this goal I am getting closer to being able to complete others: I’m getting better at getting up when my alarm goes off and soon I should be able to start saving some money and paying off my debt, so all in all it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
I’m going to keep applying for other jobs. Ideally I would like a retail position. I’m going to keep trying, but it feels good to have actually finally got somewhere with this goal and it’s great to have a regular income.