Jump to content
Register Now
StaceyPowers

Is gaming the best stress relief?

Recommended Posts

Gaming may not be the best form of stress relief as it depends on the type of game and the amount of attention it requires and how intense it is. A highly intensive game definitely will not relieve but increase stress. Personally I have used gaming, especially the soccer games set to a slow pace as an alternative to a sleeping pill.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 10/19/2022 at 2:58 AM, Femi said:

Gaming may not be the best form of stress relief as it depends on the type of game and the amount of attention it requires and how intense it is. A highly intensive game definitely will not relieve but increase stress. Personally I have used gaming, especially the soccer games set to a slow pace as an alternative to a sleeping pill.

That's an interesting way to go about it - how effectively does it work though?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 9/26/2022 at 7:12 AM, runswithspatulas said:

I find that video games relieve a lot of my stress and anxiety. For a while there during the pandemic the need to shoot at people in Fortnite scratched some sort of weird itch I had going on. Now I play more of the cozy games. There's one I want but the content disturbs me a little. Since I don't agree with the views in the game I'm not sure I wanna bother with it. I have a few adventure games but I prefer the cozy games over those. 

I already found solace in video games for as long as I can remember , from the first console I ever got till date.

The pandemic was a time when I got too busy researching and working and I found that playing a video game at the end of my day's work (from home) was a perfect way to end my day since I couldn't go out anymore.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As someone who suffers with Fibromyalgia, stress is a big factor to pain increases including severe migraines I have found, and I do everything I can to try and avoid stress. Understandably it's not something I can fully avoid as everyone goes through stress at some point in their life but if I can avoid stress I will always do so.

Gaming has definitely been the top option for me to help beat stress, I always find myself submerged in a game I enjoy such as Destiny 2 or even just a few games on Fortnite that really do help me lower my stress levels and avoid severe amounts of pain. Music would definitely be almost equal to gaming as well for stress relief, but I tend to listen to music when I am playing games anyway so work really well for me. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 10/26/2022 at 4:56 AM, LateRegistration said:

no i would say the best stress relief is exercise or marijuana

Exercise is good but marijuana only make you better for a period of time and after that you get to feel empty immediately after it effects has subsided. I would recommend good exercise and pepper diet though for most stress related issues or whatever thing that works for you as an individual.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×
×
  • Create New...