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You Will Need
- Soap and water
- A towel
- Bitter-tasting, non-toxic nail solution
- Toothpicks or gum
- A journal
Wash your hands in warm water with soap.
Dry your hands using a towel.
Apply the nail solution liberally to your fingernails and cuticle areas. This will discourage you from nail biting.
Research and apply stress management techniques if you believe that anxiety is causing you to bite your nails. Whether exercise or green tea, there’s something out there that’ll work for you.
Substitute nail biting with a toothpick, or a stick of gum.
Keep a log
Keep a log of your nail biting activity; this will help you to keep track of your progress.