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What Are Begleri Beads and Do I Want Some? - Keep Bizzy

We all remember that toy we absolutely had to have that we only used for a couple of weeks and then forgot about. When they first began to appear in toys stores fidget toys looked like they were going to be just another one of those fads for many children. However, Begleri Beads might just be one of the best fidget toys for people suffering from anxiety or ADHD.

What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety?

There are over 100 symptoms of anxiety, far too many to list in this post, but here are some of the major ones you may experience:

  • Pain - Particularly chest pain but can occur in other parts of the body
  • Dizziness – Temporary or long-standing
  • Shortness of Breath – Often accompanied with feelings of panic
  • Headaches – Can be severe, such as migraines
  • Stomach pain – Cramps can also occur
  • Nausea – With or without vomiting
  • Burning skin – usually comes with a rash
  • Insomnia – Or struggling to wake up
  • Numbness/tingling – In hands or feet
  • Erratic thinking – Thoughts racing from one topic to another, chaotic.
  • Suicide ideation – With or without a suicide plan
  • Mood swings – Often distressing for others as well.

Obviously, these symptoms can cause extreme distress. As a diagnosis of Anxiety is often accompanied by a diagnosis of Depression, it can be difficult to treat.

Cognitive Behavior therapy is one tool that can be valuable in reducing symptoms of Anxiety. Medication is another option and in recent years, people who work with fidget toys have noticed significant improvement in the management of Anxiety symptoms.

How Are Begleri Beads Used for Anxiety?

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Begleri Beads originated in Greece and are one of the best fidget toys available for coping with Anxiety and other mental or emotional disorders. Begleri Beads were initially designed as another form of Rosary or worry beads. Nowadays they are most often categorized as a skill toy.

Begleri Beads keep the hands of Anxiety sufferers busy so that they can’t fidget or pick at their skin and can help to reduce incidents of self-harm. With practice, people become highly skilled in creating patterns and formations with their beads. Developing your skill with the beads takes concentration and focus, which often help Anxiety sufferers to distract themselves from their distressing thoughts.

For some people, using the beads can lead to an almost meditative state, much as knitting or knotwork can be for others. There is also a developing online community which can help with feelings of isolation that Anxiety sufferers often have.  People with Anxiety often find it easier to communicate with people through online forums.

The growing popularity of Begleri Beads has led to many people creating their own personalized beads. This can be a meaningful activity for someone suffering from Anxiety and other mental health disorders and can help them to express themselves creatively. It can also be a means of income if they can create Begleri Beads to sell.

Are There Other Fidget Toys for Anxiety?

With the increase in diagnosis of disorders such as Anxiety and ADHD, there has been an increase in the need for, and use of, fidget toys. Although many people have heard of fidget spinners, there are many more options available which can be just as helpful. Here is just a small sample of what’s out there:

  • Fidget pads – These look like little game controllers and easily fit in your pocket
  • The Endless Pop Electronic Bubble Wrap – The ultimate in bubble wrap!
  • Fidget cubes – These have lots of (figurative) bells and whistles
  • Squishy toys – These are very easy to find and work the same way as worry balls
  • Kinetic sand – Even comes in glittery versions
  • Magnetic thinking putty – Putty that attracts magnets and is very pliable.

Although you will come across the occasional schoolteacher who dislikes children using fidget toys in class, most will agree that the benefits outweigh the disadvantages.

Does Begleri Bead Jewelry Help People with Anxiety?

Begleri Beads are now being adapted into jewelry which only increases its benefits for people suffering from Anxiety. Bracelets and necklaces make Belgeri Beads less conspicuous.

People experiencing Anxiety often have feelings of paranoia and feel that people are staring at them in public. Carrying a fidget toy may make them feel conspicuous and may contribute to their anxiety. Playing with jewelry is something that many people do, so will not draw unwanted attention.

Although fidget toys may seem to be the latest thing, in fact, the can be a valuable tool in easing distress. Begleri Beads, in particular, can be a useful and colorful addition to any therapy plan.

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