There are different reasons why people bite on their fingernails. Some people do it because they are anxious, some others do it because they are afraid, but some do it for fun, which is a very bad bad habit.
Our Fingernails are one of the first places people look when we shake or give our hands, but there is also the issue whereby some individuals have created the bad habit of biting their fingernails for various reasons. It should however be noted that this is a bad habit which would cause various health problems. The fingernails may serve as a medium through which bacteria may enter the body. Although the habit is a normal activity for some individuals, here are some things that can be done to help stop the habit.
Always have snacks
Always having a snack available with yourself would help a lot. This would serve as an alternative for biting the fingernails. snacks such as; cookies, sweets and gum would help so whenever the urge to bite the fingernails pops up, just eat any snacks available.
Always cut the fingernails
One of the main reasons for biting fingernails is because the nails are grown. So in order to stop this habit there is a need to always keep your nails neat and nicely cut . so there will be nothing to bite on when the urge comes.
Ask for help
There is nothing wrong with asking your family, relations and friends to help you. They serve as reminders whenever they see you biting on your nails.
Don’t put your fingernails in your mouth
As much as there are different reasons to make individuals bite on their nails. They must first put their nails in their mouth to bite on. So whenever the urge to put your fingernails in your mouth comes, hold your hand together, put your hand into your pocket or fold them.
With these few ways I hope that the habit of chewing fingernails will stop. It should also be noted that practice makes perfect.
by ELVIS IYADE