Stress can lead to heart disease, chest pain, high blood pressure and not to mention can you make you look old. It’s just not really good whatever angle you look at it. However, sadly, there are many people who experience stress every day due to different circumstances and events. According to studies, most people blame their work as the main source of stress.
Yes, we need to work to earn money to pay the bills, to buy the things that we want and to eventually save for the future. But still, it is not enough reason to suffer from stress and the complications that can come after.
Best solution is to go to Harvey Norman to buy a PS4 or other gaming consoles to play some video games. Yes, video games can help you fight stress!
Take a break and play
Researchers found that playing a casual video game during rest breaks can lighten up the mood in response to stress from workplace. This is why most offices have a gaming room. So if you feel like there’s just too much on your brain and your emotions are really high for you to think rationally and come up with best decision, then you should take a break and go to the gaming room for some quick game of Yakuza 6 or other favourite games. If there’s no gaming room in your office (how sad is that) then grab your phone quickly to play a quick game or if you have a portable gaming console.
Play with friends
You should ask a friend or significant other to play video games with you. This is a good bonding moment that can take your mind off work. While playing, you can do your rants and just let it all out. It will definitely make you feel lighter and that’s exactly what you need. So try to schedule some game nights every weekend and invite your friends over instead of burying your head with more work.
Disconnect to the real world
Don’t you sometimes wish that you’re somebody else to escape your annoying and demanding boss? Well, that’s exactly why many people play RPG or role-playing game so even for a few hours, they can disconnect to the real world and be an amazing video game character instead. Some of the best RPG video games include Horizon Zero Dawn, Final Fantasy, Bloodborne, Persona 5, The Witcher Wild Hunt among many others. When you play these games, you forget your real life problems.
Strategies, creativity and determination
As you play video games, you become more strategic like how to defeat your enemies, how to not die and how to achieve your end goal. Usually, these strategies and tactics can also apply to the real world. Playing video games lets you explore your creativity thus you can also apply it in real life.
Playing video games is one way to relieve stress. It allows you to channel your energy and frustrations rather than throwing and breaking things in your office or at home. So the next time you feel stressed out and tired, you should grab your PS4 or other video gaming console and play your favourite games to help you relax and unwind. You’ll be amazed how it can quickly enhance your mood.