Do you ever feel that you are just not capable of sitting down, taking a moment to meditate because your mind is racing with random thoughts? I certainly have until I discovered Slime.
What is Slime?
Slime is a gooey-like substance, which you can knead, poke, and stretch like Play-doh. It comes in multi-colors and can be decorated with foam balls, buttons, and more. Slimes are soft and stretchy, allowing you to squeeze, knead, poke, pull, and mold it into any shape you desire. Some of the most popular slimes are butter slimes, (which is my favorite) sparkle slimes, and crunchy slimes. These slimes are popular for their visual appeals and lovable sounds they create.
Slime helps with anxiety
Slime works like a stress toy. It is a simple and effective gadget that can help you to relax while playing with it. The core function of slime toys is to take your mind off your stressors and calm your nerves.
It’s a fancy stress ball. Your hand and wrist muscles tighten when you squeeze it in your palm and relax when you release it. When you repeat this cycle over and over again, tension is released. As you continue playing with Slime, eventually, all of your focus is directed to it. This makes you stop concentrating on the source of your stress and gives you a break from all the mind chatter, anger, or negativity you be experiencing at that moment. You begin to appreciate the beauty of Slime and start to have lots of fun with it as endorphins are released as you play with it.
It stimulates those nerves in your hands that are connected to the limbic region of the brain. This region is associated with emotions, and when it gets stimulated, you feel calm and relaxed.
The best part about Slime is that you can decorate it and add a scent. I created one with a lavender scent after visiting the Sloomoo Institute Pop Up Exhibition.
Perhaps, on the days that you feel nothing seems to go right, why not get a slime toy to help you relax.
Sending calm vibes! 💋
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