Slime is fun because of its interesting texture and ability to make sounds. However, there’s no doubt that it benefits people’s wellbeing too. Here’s how:
1. CALMING AND FOCUSING
Many people who have trouble focusing do better when they have an outlet for their excess energy. Use slime to manipulate and play with in your hands, to channel excess energy.
2. DECREASED ANXIETY
Many people who have anxiety often have nervous energy that needs to be released. With slime, you can have a healthy outlet for that built-up energy that causes the uncomfortable physical feelings that accompany anxiety.
3. IMPROVED MOTOR SKILLS
For any young person (or older person) who struggles with fine motor skills, slime can help. Manipulating slime can strengthen motor skills and help people learn to use their hands and fingers to move objects in specific ways. Playing with slime can strengthen hand and finger muscles as well, which has been shown to be a component of boosting motor skills in anyone who needs some improvement.
4. INCREASED AWARENESS
Being aware in the moment and keenly aware of sensations that are happening in the here and now. If anyone is working on increasing awareness in their life, slime can help. You can develop your skills by holding the slime in your hands — describing its texture, temperature, movement, and more. Slime presents such a tactile, sensory experience that it’s a good practice tool for anyone who wants to sharpen their perception of how things feel in the moment.
5. RELEASED TENSION
Have you ever seen someone squeezing a sand-filled stress ball to help alleviate tension? Slime can do something similar for anyone experiencing stress or tension. Slime is a tool that can help release tense muscles, lead to relaxation, and decrease any physical symptoms of stress by giving you a physical outlet through which you can discharge that stress through your hands.