Why We Fidget & Why it Helps

Is this you? Tapping your fingers. Bouncing a leg. Fiddling with a pencil, pen, keys, rings, bracelets, cutlery, dreadlocks, rubber baands…

Until someone yells, “Stop that! Don’t you know how annoying that is?”
Actually, you probably had no idea we were even doing it. Embarrassed, you stop. For a minute or two. And then, tap-tap-tap…

Why do we fidget? Is it something to worry about? A problem? Or could it be helpful?!

While other folks may find your fidgeting distracting, it may actually help you to manage agitation and improve your ability to focus and think.

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Well, I’m a husband, dad, comedy writer, producer, director and performer. In 2009 I produced my first ever documentary, ADD & Loving It?! which has now been seen by millions of people worldwide. I was diagnosed with adult ADHD (combined subtype) at age 47, and I’ve had a few bouts of depression too.

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Mentioned in this video:
1) Mehrabian, A., & Friedman, S. L. (1986). An analysis of fidgeting and associated individual differences. Journal of Personality, 54(2), 406–429.
2) Kathering Hettinger, Fidget Spinner Creator r

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