What are they?
Spinner rings, also known as ‘Worry Rings’, ‘Fidget Rings’ and ‘Anxiety Rings’ are rings, originally made from two bands allowing the top band to spin, these make the ring-wearer able to unconsciously play with the ring to ease anxiety and nerves. The rings originated with two bands, however they have now been evolved into various designs, including beaded rings and spinning gems.
Spinner rings are believed to come from ancient Tibetan meditation traditions and are called ‘worry rings’ as spinning the ring a certain way was believed to have a calming effect on the body and mind. Nowadays, the rings act as a substitute for fidgeting and finger cracking due to anxiety and ADHD. With ADHD the body struggles to focus on simple tasks but the ring helps to calm the mind and help focus on the task set.
Do they help anxiety?
Research has shown that wearing spinner rings can massively help to reduce anxiety levels due to the repetitive motions of moving the bands. Most people who suffer from anxiety, fidget with their fingers and it may be a little embarrassing, so the idea of spinning something which looks like decoration is the perfect substitute. Having something that you are able to play with without being noticeable is perfect for somebody with anxiety as they do not have to worry about what it looks like.
Benefits of rings
With these spinner rings, there are many benefits which include:
- Reduces anxiety
- Helps with focus
- Help calm nerves