There has been so much hate being spread for fidget spinners.
If you don’t know what they are, a picture will be uploaded with this blog. They are little toys that you use your fingers/hands to spin them.
I know these have been around since the 90s. I don’t know why they have suddenly just exploded in popularity until now. It’s weird how America is tbh.
Well, I recently got one, and I wanted to share my experience with the toy.
My whole life, I have been an anxious person. Trauma, abuse, disorder all have come into play with my anxiety. I had friends in high school that were special needs that played with these toys, but of course, I never paid attention to it.
I’m going to say it now: I am one of those kids who taps his feet or clicks pens profusely during class. Annoying, right?
Ever since i got this spinner, I have been able to use my pen as it’s supposed to be used–for writing, not clicking.
I also have a chronic tick disorder. It is characterized my motor ticks that are triggered by some of my anxiety–some are triggered by anxiety, some I can’t help. Right now, I have ticks with my fingers, arms, neck, and legs. I am constantly moving my arms in weird positions in order to pop the bones under my elbow. I always am popping and rolling my neck.
I’m sure there aren’t many studies about tick disorders/tourettes and fidget spinners, but I have noticed a slight decrease in my obsession of popping my arms and biting and tensing up my hands and fingers since i have started using this spinner. I hope it really is helping these ticks because they really suck when you’re trying to write/work/drive/etc.
Anyways, i wanted to write a little about my experience with this new “trend”. It’s seemed to help me in a few different ways. Maybe it can help you guys.