With an increase in pharmaceutical supplements to help people with concentration and anxiety, Fidget spinners come as a new and less harmful productivity tool.
During these days where technology is taking over our every waking moment this low tech device is bringing us back into the real world. This spinner craze has been sweeping elementary and middle schools and has become one of the top 10 best selling toys on Amazon.
Some teachers who fail to understand the helpfulness of these little palm-sized gadgets, have banned them from classrooms claiming they cause distractions. However, spinners were basically introduced as a concentration tool for people suffering from ADHD and anxiety but they’ve evolved into the latest must-have gadget for children and adults claiming it helps them de-stress.
So what is fidgeting?
Fidgeting didn’t start with the spinner obsession. If you’re someone who has ever clicked a ballpoint pen continuously or have had an uncontrollable need to tap your foot, you know what this is about. For these kinds of people, sitting for longer periods of time come with issues. So if walking around the workplace periodically isn’t an option, then these tools help satisfy the need for constant movement and help increase productivity.
Not just for what you think
These little gadgets are not just used as a tool for problems of lack of attention but also for the opposite. Meaning they help calm a person if they feel overwhelmed by the amount of work on their shoulders. Spinning for a minute or two during those times can act as brain refreshing exercise because of its repetitive nature.
So fidget spinners, don’t seem to be just a fad. Infact, they serve a valuable purpose and have been available for children for quite some time. Also, fidget spinners are not the only fidgeting tool available in the market, the Fidget Cube – another popular fidget toy in 2017 – raised an astounding US$6.4 million on kickstarter and can be seen on the desks of hipsters and techies across the globe.