It is not something I am proud of. I hate when I realise I am doing it because it is often when I have only bitten down too far that I realise I am biting my nails.
I have tried that horrible tasting stuff; I scrape it off with my teeth then continue to bite.
I have had my hands whipped out of my mouth by family and friends; this is the most effective to date. Except they aren't around all the time.
I have been told when I am doing it; again this too is quite effective but you guys forget too and when I don't even know I am doing it how am I meant to tell myself.
I grew my nails for most of the beginning of the year; by my own accord and determination because I don't want to have no nails anymore. As I reach my twenty-fifth birthday I want to have nails that I can paint pretty colours on and then my fingers will look long and lean.
But each time my nails grew they would break. So I bought a nail strengthener. It helped, sort-of but I noticed that I would use my teeth to 'clean' under the nail. Disgusting I know but it was all I had when I was so used to biting them.
Today they are sore. I have bitten them down too far.
Last night it hurt to push the button on my iPhone. Yes, that single, circular button made my fingers ache as I pushed it in to exit an app.
I will stop biting my nails and I will break this habit.
ps. Yes they are my nails taken on 08.04.2012