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Tongue Tied? This Special Technique Will Help You “Keep Calm and Carry On” With Your Words

March 13, 2017

They say it’s mightier than a sword and nowadays has a life expectancy longer than your apartment lease. If you haven’t guessed it already.. it’s *drum rolls* a PEN.

No, not to write with, but to fidget with. Yes you read correctly, pens are for fidgeting, silly.

Virtual high five if you’ve experienced this scenario before:

You need to have a one on one serious talk with your intimidating boss.

Anxiety starts taking over , leaving you tongue tied and unable to fully express what you need to say.

What played out in your mind, winds up sounding completely different in person. Next thing you know, you’re getting strange glares from your boss.

How do you remedy this embarrassing situation?

By having a coping mechanism like a “pen” in your hand, you’re tricking your brain into focusing on something else aside from your nervous state of mind. By doing so, you’ll be able to express your words more coherently as opposed to sounding like a nervous wreck.

Since this meeting will be taking place sitting down (unless you have a different rapport with your boss and prefer standing up), there’s a more than likely chance they’ll be a table separating you both. Which means you can easily disguise your fidgety nature.


Here’s the most important thing: Make sure it’s not a clickable pen. Not only will you drive the person sitting in the room with you insane, but let’s get serious it’s almost as bad as nervously chewing gum loudly.

The pen is truly mightier than the sword in more ways than you thought 😉

For serial fidgeters, who prefer a more innovative approach , you can even get your hands on a specially designed fidget cube.

With various modes (roll, spin, click ) available to fidget with, this novel (and silent) contraption is aimed to help you “focus more” by fidgeting more. How’s that for novelty?


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  • Reply Andrew chapman June 26, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Great article, thank you for sharing.

    • Reply Andrea June 28, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it Andrew!

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