Nail biting stems from a nervous condition. Usually the condition developed from childhood and ignited from emotional fluctuations that have not been explored. Until the entity deals with the emotional reason by exploring the past, it is likely that person will continue biting his or her nails. The reasons for biting nails must be explained in order to find ways to resolve the problem.
Usually nail biting starts at a young age and it becomes habit-forming and continues to be a problem through the person's life until that person finds ways to take control of his or her habit.
When a person has nervous condition it is often, best to treat the condition first before considering ways to stop the habit. There is clear evidence that some sort of nervous condition is present. One of the best ways to find the source of the problem is to explore your past and find answers by asking, "Why, when, who, what, how," when you the answers to these questions helps you to find answers effectively.
It has been my experience when you know what the problem is, you can accept, and then you can move to resolve the problem. By exploring your mind, you can often find direct answers and details that sum up your problems.
You can also visit a neurologist to find answers. In the meantime, take a few hints and tips to help you take control of your nail biting problem.
One of the ways to stop nail biting is to keep stretchy bands about the wrist. Remember that nails have fungus and other harmless particles that build up. By keeping this in mind you will think about what you put in your mouth each time you start to bite your nails.
Some people keep their hands occupied. They may keep a tennis ball in hand, pencil, or some rubbery object to help them stop biting their nails. Some women I noticed will use false or acrylic nails to help them stop biting their nails.
The market has some nail biting products, which can offer you a solution for biting your nails as well. Some of the products involve that you paint your nails. When you start to bite your nails, the taste of the product is so intense or distasteful that you stop biting your nails.
Keep hard candy or gum in your mouth also. Your mouth will be busy and you will not have time to bite your nails. Since stress factors in to being part of the reasons for biting nails, you may take up some exercises to help you reduce stress. Set up a stress management plan also.
Staying focused on what you are doing will help you stop biting your nails also. When you focus on what you are doing, it makes it easier to take control of the situation. Most people's minds are preoccupied, which they will subconsciously bite their nails. Stay focused, and watches how this action will help you find the reasons for biting nails, as well as ways to resolve nail biting.