Feeling anxious triggers a rise in stress hormones, which can lead to excess, usually pent-up, energy. If you have nowhere to channel that energy, you’re more likely to fidget. For instance, you might play with your hair, bounce your knee, bite your nails, and fold and unfold your arms.
Fidget toys gives you a place to channel that energy. This serves as a distraction for the brain, potentially lowering anxiety and improving focus.
For example, good and helpful fidget toys can be found in the Fidget Pro app (available here), designed to help stressed and anxious people. Just grab your phone with you and start fidgeting!