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12 Aug 2018, 11:41 pm

Do you curl or bend your feet when stressed or anxious? I ve noticed I do this a lot, maybe its a type of stim. Anyone else?


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13 Aug 2018, 2:58 am

I do this. I tend to do it while on the phone, since that can be stressful.



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13 Aug 2018, 3:02 am

I do this a lot when in bed and was actually doing it when I saw your thread. Have been doing it since I was a kid.


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13 Aug 2018, 8:33 am

Yes, I do that and shake my legs restlessly.


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13 Aug 2018, 9:46 am

I do if I'm angry, but I think it's equivalent to squeezing your fingers into a fist when angry.


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13 Aug 2018, 12:47 pm

Yes, curling my toes is a common "stealth stim" for me. I have always been a tip-toe walker, especially when doing my pacing stim, so I think that this extends to doing other things with my toes when I can't pace or walk about. I always make sure to buy shoes with plenty of space for my toes so that I can toe-scrunch whenever I feel I need to.


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13 Aug 2018, 2:27 pm

I curl my toes but not when stressed or angry. I do it when I'm happily excited or eager, and sometimes when I'm happily preoccupied with something like a book or game.

The only negative thing that makes my toes curl is if anyone tries to touch them. I do't like that.

edit: when I curl my toes for positive reasons, I curl and uncurl them nonstop over and over.
When I curl them for negative reasons, I curl them and hold them like that.


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13 Aug 2018, 5:38 pm

I bend my feet, but when barefoot cross my toes. It is a stim for sure for me and I use varying pressures.



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13 Aug 2018, 10:22 pm

Yes.

I never gave it much consideration, but I suppose it could be a stim. Hmm.


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14 Aug 2018, 9:23 pm

MagicKnight wrote:
Yes, I do that and shake my legs restlessly.


I do this almost all the time. I keep trying to remember to attach my Fitbit to my leg and just rack up the steps.


And, yes, I do the foot thing but I hadn't really thought about until it was mentioned. I don't do it often though.


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