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Ways Video Games Help With Stress

The next time you feel thrown off your game, try some video games!

A lot of the talks around video games are negative bordering on how the violence in them might make the players stressed and less social. While some of it is definitely true, there are two sides of the coin. Significant research on the topic has shown how video games might help in reducing stress and increasing mindfulness and focus in players. Video games might be seen as a violent way of relieving stress but it does relieve stress nonetheless. Video games can significantly help you with anxiety and reduce your stress levels. So, the next time you find yourself stressed and unable to focus take your gaming consoles out and channel your frustrations into a video game. Here are a few ways that video games can help you with your stress.

Video Games Release Dopamine

Also known as the “happiness hormone”, a dopamine boost is what you get when you play video games. Playing video games releases the dopamine hormone that gives us the feeling of being happy. Every time you come across a pleasurable encounter, your brain releases the dopamine hormone that instantly makes you happy. The fact that playing video games makes your brain release dopamine is a sign that video games reduce stress and calm your nerves down. Playing video games would definitely allow you shake off the day and brighten it up in a jiffy.

Video Games Give You A Break From The Challenging Goals Of Life

Attaining your life’s goals is a challenging task. It takes time and the uncertainty surrounding the accomplishment of your goals does not make it any easier. The good thing about video games is that they offer you instant gratification. You know what to do and how and even if you fail in achieving your goal, there are always second chances. Naturally, playing video games give you the much needed momentary break from the challenges of life that you struggle with every day.

Video Games Help You In Expression

Talking about real life, it is not always possible to be able to express yourself properly all the time. Sometimes, the place is not right and sometimes the timing isn’t. Video games offer you the channel that lets you express yourself with freedom and creativity. You can let go of your frustrations without a care in the world.

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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