People who bite their nails may have tried again and again to abandon this disgusting habit, not only because of an aesthetic question, but because in the long run they can deform our fingers, cause jaw tension, weaken our nails, etc.
In this article we explain how you can avoid biting your nails by following these tips and with a little patience and perseverance.
The most important thing to stop biting our nails is to fight the anxiety that is, in most cases, that causes us to have this need. In the same way as other people They smoke Or eat compulsively, we have found this escape route through the nails.
And how do we fight anxiety?
In times of anxiety we have a nervous breakdown that affects our whole body. Maybe our heart also accelerates, we have muscular tensions, we suffer excessive sweating, we feel irritable, etc. Each person suffers and controls it in his own way, but there are some tips that can be very practical in these cases:
- Perform physical exercise : And in the most anxious moments we will even opt for intense exercise.
- Breath deeply , Close your eyes and try to avoid all kinds of thoughts.
- Eat some healthy foods that help us balance the nervous system : Oats, beer yeast , Spirulina, nuts, fruit, etc.
- Perform an artistic activity : Singing, dancing, drawing... There are some theories that even relate the act of biting the nails with the lack of expression of one's creativity.
- Take an infusion relaxing The base of passionflower, melissa or tila.
These tips we will follow habitually and especially when we notice that a peak of anxiety approaches. Over time, if we look, we can detect if it happens at certain times, places or with some people in particular.
Discover your emotions
As for the emotions, which always play a fundamental role in any health problem, we must know that the nails have been linked with the aggressiveness , Since they symbolically represent claws. That is, a way to attack.
According to this theory, people who bite their nails are hiding a feeling of rage, so Are people who do not usually get angry but who, however, suffer from within .
It is important that we become aware of this perspective to treat it naturally with the help, for example, of Bach flowers. There are two Bach flowers Which can be very useful:
- Holly (holly) : For the feeling of rage.
- Agrimony (agrimonia) : To help us externalize the feelings that we have blocked.
Keep hands busy
Surely you tend to bite your nails at specific times, and maybe they are more common when you're not using your hands. That's why we get used to having our hands occupied.
We can use anti-stress balls, massage sets or any type of craftsmanship.
If it is cold too We can choose to wear gloves , So the temptation will be less.
Use nail polish
In the pharmacies we can find for years special enamels to avoid that we bite the nail Thanks to the fact that Have a strong bitter taste . Actually, if we want to bite them surely we will do likewise, but this enamel will be a reminder and it will make us a little bad habit.
Fix your nails
We all like to have nice nails. Maybe we do not like nails too neat, but they are well cared for, and that's why it's hard for those who bite their nails to look at their hands or let others do it.
We encourage you to challenge yourself. Propose to yourself a date , For example a week. If you can overcome it without biting your nails, then you will go to manage them. Although you still can not do much, at least you can let them embellish you and paint them a discreet color, so it will cost you more bite later.
If you get it, then you can propose another week. If you arrive in two weeks, perhaps you would like to try a more colorful color. And at three weeks, why do not you try a French manicure? You can get it!
Images courtesy of respository, Lydia Pintscher