We love this question. It’s not uncommon to hear fidgeting being spoken about negatively. It’s often labeled as unprofessional and deemed as anti-intellectual behavior.
But in reality, the exact opposite has been suggested to be the case. Below are just some of many resources highlighting the work that’s being done to learn more about this behavior:
- The Science Of Why We Fidget While We Work
- Squirm With Purpose
- Stress Toys: Mindlessness With A Purpose?
- The Benefits Of Fidgeting For Students With ADHD
- Why Do We Fidget?
- Fidgeting In ADHD May Help Children Think, Perform In School
- Using Stress Balls To Focus The Attention Of Students
We believe that the way we look at fidgeting needs to change.
This behavior isn’t one that should continue to be stigmatized and mocked as unbecoming or inappropriate. We are passionate about the idea that fidgeting is a process that, with the right tools and outlet, can have positive and real-life applications.