Can Fidget Toys Really Make You More Productive?
As the creator of Fidget Cube and big fans of fidget toys, one question we find ourselves answering regularly is: can fidget toys really make you more productive?
The question makes sense. After all, when we see the word "toy," our minds don’t immediately jump to “professional productivity solution!” We call them fidget toys because they make work more fun!
As entrepreneurs and the founders of Antsy Labs, we know all too well the pursuit of productivity. That can end up feeling like a lot of pressure. That need to be productive, whether you’re an entrepreneur or an employee, can lead to nervousness, anxiety, and stress, which then end up keeping us from being productive.
(It’s all a vicious cycle!)
Enter the Fidget Cube — a small fidget toy packed with potential.
Fidget Cubes provide a tangible outlet for our fidgeting tendencies and offer a host of benefits that can positively impact our productivity. We make Fidget Cubes in different colors like black and pink, which can be soothing, as well as Marvel Fidget Cubes like Spider-Man and Iron Man, along with DC Fidget Cubes like Superman and Batman, which delight the comics fan in all of us!
While a Fidget Cube isn't the one and only fidget toy to offer these benefits (we did a breakdown of the history of fidget toys that you might like!), we are particularly proud of our little invention and how it could help make you more productive. See our limited-edition Fidget Cubes from our record Kickstarter run!
With their unique design and functionality, Fidget Cubes have gained popularity as a tool to enhance focus, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being.
By combining those three qualities, Fidget Cubes and fidget spinners can actually help make your day a little bit less stressful and a lot more productive. We break down the seven ways below!
7 Ways A Fidget Cube Can Enhance Your Productivity
1. Increases Focus
The tactile experience of a Fidget Cube can help channel restless energy and boost concentration.
By engaging different senses, Fidget Cubes provide a subtle yet effective way to keep your mind alert and focused on the task at hand. Adults use Fidget Cube at the office to fidget quietly in meetings without drawing attention to themselves.
Our Fidget Cube has six sides – Click. Glide. Flip. Breathe. Roll. Spin™ – so it’s perfect for people with restless hands who enjoy playful ways to occupy our hands and fingers. Many Fidget Cubers use Fidget Cube to distract them from shyness in their personal lives, too.
2. Calms Down Negative Emotions
When stress levels rise, negative emotions can hamper productivity.
Fidget cubes offer a healthy outlet to release tension and anxiety, helping you stay calm, composed, and in control of your emotions, even during high-pressure situations.
3. Prioritizes Team’s Health
Productivity isn’t just a personal sport. Caring for your team's well-being is essential for fostering a productive work environment.
By providing Fidget Cubes, it’s possible to encourage a healthy approach to stress management, promoting mental and emotional health among your employees.
4. Relieves Boredom from Repetitive Tasks
Repetitive tasks can become monotonous, leading to boredom and decreased productivity.
Fidget Cubes offer a welcome diversion, helping break the cycle of monotony and rejuvenating your focus and enthusiasm for the task.
5. Alternative to More Negative Habits
Instead of resorting to less desirable habits like nail-biting or pen-clicking, a Fidget Cube provides a more socially acceptable and non-disruptive way to satisfy the need for sensory stimulation.
It allows you to redirect nervous energy into a constructive and harmless activity.
6. Good Outlet for Nervous Energy
We all experience bouts of nervous energy at times, especially before important meetings or presentations.
Fidget Cubes serve as a healthy and discreet outlet for that excess energy, enabling you to channel it into a productive and focused mindset.
If you’re looking for a discreet fidgeting option that doesn’t make too much noise, you should also check out this endearing Felix, the Fidget Cube Collectible Plushie. Inspired by our limited-edition G4MER Fidget Cube, Felix is an 8'' x 8” bundle of plush and fun that’s as good for fidgeting as it is for cuddling.
7. Doesn’t Interfere with Work
One crucial advantage of Fidget Cubes is that they don't interfere with your work or distract others.
Their compact and silent design ensures that fidgeting remains unobtrusive, allowing you to maintain a professional environment while reaping the benefits.
Have Fun and Embrace Productivity with Fidget Toys
Incorporating a Fidget Cube into your office routine can be a game-changer, transforming fidgeting from a distraction into a productivity-enhancing tool.
By providing focus, reducing stress, and offering a healthier outlet for nervous energy, Fidget Cubes empower you and your team to perform at your best.
But this isn’t to say that a Fidget Cube is the only possible solution! We’ve also got a guide to the top 10 fidget toys for adults, a way to make your homemade fidget toys, and our picks for some of the most creative fidget toys available on Etsy!
If you're looking for the fidget toy that sparked the global fidget phenomenon, check out the original Fidget Cube, invented right here by us.