Feel Better With Stress Relief Games
(Summary by Melinda Grossman and Greg Frost)
There are many ways of relieving and managing stress levels, ranging from the extreme to the not so. Medication, alternative stress treatments, therapy range on the extreme, whilst relaxation techniques, laughter and even stress relief games range on the not so extreme.
Stress relief games are a marvelous way to enthrall your mind and take away some of the pressures of life.
That is right – there are such things as stress relief games, which promise to help you with managing your stress levels. Stress relief games are a viable option for relieving stress, and this includes both indoor and outdoor games. Outdoor games take the form of tennis, football or basketball, and works similar to exercise. Through exhaustive physical game play, the stress hormone levels are decreased. If outdoor games are similar in function to exercise, than indoor games are similar to meditation or yoga training and other relaxation techniques such as listening to relaxation music or having relaxation massage. The game also allows for the expression of altered states of emotions, ensuring intense involvement.
It can also be as simple as going for a walk, playing catch with your kids, or a variety of other games for stress relief.
There are many free stress relief games available online, and it can be difficult to choose the appropriate game but only a few guidelines to keep in mind when picking your game, to ensure that you reap the full benefit of engaging in the game.
Firstly, the game should be suitably challenging, but should allow the player to win with ease.
Secondly, it is important to pick a game suitable to each individual. Suitable games would be those that involve some measure of violence. In general, studies have found that the incorporation of stress relief games at work reduces stress levels, and result in better relaxation. Whilst only a few studies support the use of online indoor games in stress relief, it is the general perception that such games are highly effective and useful for short term and immediate stress relief.
Take a break for 5 or 10 minutes and enjoy a stress relief game. Some of the favorite on-line fun stress relief games are Solitaire, Fly Swatter, or Mong Jong. Playing the game of your choice will create a thought process that doesn’t entail everyday stress and therefore will ease your mind . . . and the stress you’re experiencing. Playing stress relief games can be just online or you need to download first.
You can enjoy stress relief with all these games.
If you find yourself in a large group setting there are many stress relief games perfect for a crowd. Games played within a group setting can also create bonds and be good ice-breakers for folks who just met. If you have children, your stress will affect them. There are many types of stress relief games. Use your imagination, your creativity, and your desires as you select games for stress relief to calm your mind.
Remember, life is meant to include fun and games.