Here’s a situation that happens at least once a week. My husband and I are sitting somewhere — in a restaurant, the car, a waiting room, or wherever — and he reaches over and puts his hand on my leg because he wants me to stop rapidly bouncing my leg.
The thing is, I usually don’t even realize I was doing it. It’s just an unconscious habit. I had no idea why it was happening.
But now I do, thanks to an article I ran across last week on the Well + Good website. With insight from a neuroscientist and psychoanalyst, this article gives insight to those of us who are habitual leg or foot bouncers so we can understand what’s behind all our jittery movements. There are several different reasons why you might have this common habit, and it’s always good to understand what our bodies are trying to tell us.