Fidgeting is the act of moving about restlessly. Fidgeting is considered a nervous habit, a sign of nervousness, frustration, agitation, boredom, excitement, stress and anxiety, a sensory seeking behavior or a combination of these.
Fidgeting requires focus and mindfulness. Having a sensory fidget toy nearby ready to squeeze, rub, stretch and manipulate offer alternate stimulation to the nervous system; keeping the mind focused and busy body relaxed.
Several fidget toys aim to keep fidgeting fingers busy such as things you can press, click, squeeze, squish, roll, spin, manipulate or stretch .