The Science

How Fidgeting Helps Reduce Anxiety & Stress.

There is a growing body of research suggesting that fidgeting, or the act of making small, repetitive movements with your hands or fingers, can have a positive effect on anxiety and stress.

For example, a study published in the journal "Psychological Science" found that people who engaged in fidgeting behaviors, such as doodling or playing with a stress ball, reported lower levels of anxiety and perceived stress than those who did not.

Other research has suggested that fidgeting may help to regulate levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can become elevated during times of anxiety. For example, a study published in the "Journal of Behavioural Medicine" found that people who participated in a fidgeting activity had lower cortisol levels compared to those who did not.

In addition, fidgeting may also help to improve focus and concentration. A review of the literature published in the "Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology" found that fidgeting was associated with increased attention and task performance in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

While the exact mechanisms by which fidgeting may help to reduce anxiety and stress are not fully understood, it is thought that the act of focusing on a small, repetitive movement can help to ground an individual in the present moment and provide a sense of control and comfort. This, in turn, may help to alleviate anxiety and reduce stress.

Overall, the evidence suggests that fidgeting, whether through the use of a Soothe Ring or other tool, can be a simple and effective way to manage anxiety and stress. If you struggle with anxiety and are looking for a tangible tool to help you through those moments of intense stress, a Soothe Ring is definitely worth considering.