Ever since I’ve been on my BFRB healing journey, I’m always looking for something to help me with my urges. When I discovered this simple fidget ring trick, I couldn’t wait to share it with you. 🙂
I recently bought something that had this little metal chain for merchandising tags attached to it. I was immediately fascinated by the texture of the small metal balls.
To turn this little chain into a fidget ring, I removed a few links so the chain would wrap nicely around my fingers. I was super happy when I discovered that my restless fingers responded very well to this sensory substitute.
My fingers are always busy moving over each other or my face, looking/feeling for something bumpy or rough. Then I pick hangnails and scratch blemishes until they bleed.
This impulsive habit often occurs out of my consciousness when doing desk work or simply reading a book in a comfortable position. My fingers are the most affected as I have had this behavior since I was eight years old.
Now I keep this little chain, also known as a fidget ring, near my keyboard. It might not be the most fashionable accessory, but it does its job and is super accessible, and doesn’t cost anything.
So don’t throw these little chains away the next time you come across them. Transform them into super cheap fidget rings. Maybe you like the feeling of the metal balls as much as I do!