Why do you bite your nails

I saw a poll on a Facebook group asking for the reasons why people bite their nails. So, I’m wondering, why do you bite your nails?

You probably don’t enjoy it.

You don’t like how it looks?

So, why do you do it?

And, do you want to stop?

As an ex-nail biter, I was curious as to why others had this habit.

Here are the results as of the time of writing this post (and remember, this is not a scientific poll).

ReasonResponses
“I have anxiety”109
“Childhood difficulties (family, divorce, etc)47
“I think I have OCD”35
“Parent who is/was a nail biter”29

Are any of these top four reasons why you bite your nails?

You’re not alone

Approximately 20 to 30% of people bite their nails. So you’re not alone. And this fact may or may not give you comfort.

I used to be where you are and bit my nails until I was almost 50 years old.

It is possible to break this habit – I know because I did it.

I could stop biting my nails if I had really good motivation. For example, when I was an admin assistant and I wanted to get a new job, I could stop biting my nails to have presentably groomed hands at job interviews. But after I got the job, all bets were off and I was back at it.

But eventually, I reached the point where I said enough was enough and I found a hypnotist who could help me overcome this. And it led me to take up hypnosis as a career so that I could help people like you.

You know all the reasons why you shouldn’t bite your nails

Of course, you know all the reasons why you shouldn’t be doing this. But I’d like to remind you of what happens when you bite your nails.

  • you’re ingesting germs
  • if you’re biting right down to the quick, you are risking damaging your nails so much that they may not grow back, or if they do, they may be deformed
  • nail biting damages your teeth
  • if you have nail polish or nail hardener on, you are ingesting poison
  • you are risking getting infections in your nails and fingers, and in some extreme cases, sepsis.

And even though you know this, you still bite your nails.

And with the current Covid-19 situation, it is even more important that you keep your hands out of your mouth.

Have you reached your tipping point yet? Or, do you want to continue to bite your nails?

And that’s what you have to do before you can stop. You have to reach the point where you don’t want to do this anymore. And you’ve tried so many things that you think that nothing is going to work. Are you ready to give up?

Hypnosis can help you stop biting your nails

So, if you are ready to stop biting your nails, hypnosis can help you break this habit. Believe me, I’m speaking from personal experience here. As a matter of fact, this year (2020) marks a successful 10 years.

So, why not book a free strategy call with me to have a chat to see if hypnosis is right for you. Honestly, it could be the 45 minutes that changes your life.

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