I've been trying to kick my nail-biting habit for the past three weeks now. I've been doing pretty well at it. In the past, I've tried a few times, then somehow manage to fall off of the nail wagon.
This time, though, I've been doing pretty well at it. The key to it seems to be chewing gum. So long as I chew gum, I don't have any interest in biting my nails.
This has let me finally learn a few things about fingernails:
1.) Soda cans are designed for people with nails. Historically, opening a soda can has been a bit of a struggle. Now, however, it's a piece of cake.
2.) Fingernails attract dirt like a sunuvabich. How the hell does it get under there? Are soda cans really that dirty?
3.) If you spent your life not having fingernails, beware of being itchy while you adjust to having them. I've scratched myself a number of times.
The only problem is that now that I'm no longer biting my nails due to excessive gum chewing, incidents of biting my tongue/lip/inside of my cheeks have risen dramatically.
Sooner or later I'll figure this all out and eventually stop trying to canibalize myself altogether.