Idle Accessories 2: Komboloi


Komboloi are Greek worry beads, used to relieve stress and generally pass the time.

My girlfriend brought me back a set of Komboloi about 7 years ago from Greece. Since then I have almost been inseparable from them. I can get quite fidgety at times, especially if I am nervous or bored or somewhere where I don’t want to be. I have found Komboloi are an excellent focus for that tendency to fidget and help calm me down and stop me from getting bored or distracted.

Komboloi worry beads resemble prayer beads, but, unlike them, bear no religious significance. They are merely an instrument of relaxation and stress management.

I have recommended komboloi to people who want to limit or stop smoking and it seems to be very effective. They are also good for swatting flies…

But mainly they are just a great way to pass the time!

You don’t need to go all the way to Greece to get a set and can order them over the internet for a few dollars…