Fidget Spinners and giving up smoking
Vaping is a great way to transition away from smoking, but anyone who’s ever tried to quit smoking certainly know how hard it can be to quit. It’s not just the nicotine addiction, but often having a cigarette in your hand can be soothing. It goes hand-in-hand with having a cup of coffee. It’s your go-to after a good meal.
It’s all about the habit that’s formed over time. It becomes part of your daily routine. You might instantly light up when you get in your car. It kills boredom and can be a social accessory. For many, not having that habit to go to, has them looking for something to fidget with.
So perhaps, along with vaping, part of the answer might lie in the craze of 2017: fidget spinners!
Fidget spinners were the super fad of the year. These little stress-relieving gadgets can help children cope with symptoms of ADHD and autism. They are said to help a fidgety child remain focused.
And yes, it might be a fad and the toy has driven many teachers nuts but fidget and hand spinners definitely have benefits.
- Helps expel nervous energy – you know, those subconscious things you do when you feel nervous – biting your nails, pacing, tapping, even snacking. Spinners give you hands something constructive to do.
- Can also help decrease anxiety. A fidget spinner can take away the focus of the tension and redirect it to the spinning.
- A spinner provides a calming visual stimulation. It’s a predictable motion that’s calming to the eye. When you feel a little out of control you might find a sense of security in its predicability.
Think about having a spinner on hand while you’re going through the early stages of giving up the cigs!