How To Relieve Stress Through Gaming

August 14, 2017 6:14 pm

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Everybody knows that games are fun. Their entire purpose is to entertain. Of course, we’ve all also heard the myths and rumours that video games lead to violence, square eyes, anti-social behaviour, and all the other nonsense perpetuated by the media. In fact, gaming has been proven to relieve stress by science. Depression, anxiety, and all other worries can be alleviated by a small and healthy dose of video gaming (obviously, spending your entire life in front of the screen is damaging).

The question is: where do you begin if you’ve never been a massive fan of video games? Well, you may not like first person shooters or simulated living games but that doesn’t mean you automatically hate all games. Here are some ways in which you can relieve stress through gaming if you’re new to this world.

Brain training games.

You could get Sudoku or other puzzle-solving games on your mobile to take a break from life for a few minutes at a time throughout the day. You might find that it not only relieves stress but improves your mental ability. If you use your lunch breaks at work to play some brain games on your phone then you might just find that you return to your work in a far more productive mindset. If you have to solve problems on a daily basis then you could use brain training games to help refresh your mind.

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Betting.

You might be surprised to see this one on the list, but betting can be a lot of fun in little doses. You can place wagers with your friends on sports or perhaps even play a competitive game against them online. Assuming that you know your limits in terms of gambling then this can be a great stress-reliever; it’s an opportunity to step out of your repetitive lifestyle, take a risk, and roll the dice if you spend the rest of your day playing it safe. You might want to look into online casino websites if you’re interested in playing live games with a real dealer. Gambling should always be done in moderation, of course, if you want it to continue to be fun.

You’ll save money by betting from home in terms of not having to drive anywhere, buy any drinks, or sink your cash in other ways that you might if you were out and about. However, you might find it harder to pull yourself away if you’re gambling through your own computer, tablet, or phone screen; you need good self-restraint because there’ll be no bouncer to kick you out of your own home, and you certainly shouldn’t get into this game if you find it hard to stop betting once you’ve started.

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Play casual games.

Tetris, Grand Theft Auto, and Minecraft are all examples of games that are casual and low-stress. They’re “fun” in the simplest meaning of the word. You don’t have to follow missions, goals, and objectives that are stressful. You can simply stack up blocks, blow up cars, and build pixelated structures, respectively.

Remember, take it easy. Gaming is supposed to be fun, and it can be a great way to take a break from the real world for short periods at a time.

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