Stress is taken very seriously in our western society and in most parts of the world. It causes harm to the body and in excess it can cause extensive damage to the body. The cortisol, the adrenaline, and the host of other hormones released during stress causes damage and hormonal imbalance. One way to adapt to stress and take it with more grace is to play stress relief games.
Stress relief games are both fun and relaxing. In addition to this they will build up a new pattern in which your brain responds to stress with less importance/affect. Everyone plays games and some are much better suited as stress relief games. There are over stimulating games such as video games or for example the board game Risk. Not to go off tangent but Risk, in my experience, ends with someone flipping the board over and fights. Anyways more peaceful activities are obviously better stress relief games.
Ideas for stress relief games
Some stress relief games include Sudoku, Chess, word games, casual sports, the floor is lava, disc golf, Ultimate Frisbee, 20 questions, I have never, card games, red rover, and whack-a-mole. There are plenty of stress relief games out there and obviously you’ll want to find the ones you enjoy the most. Try searching around the internet for new ideas and ask your friends what they play. Always be open to trying new things and you’ll expand your horizons. Check around craigslist for team pick up games in your area. Trying new things can be a stress reducer and it will help us grow, not to mention gaining new life experiences.
Stress relief games should be a side project to gaining control of your stress and improving your stress management skills. There is much to learn in this regard and focusing on building these skills will not just give you stress relief but it will build a foundation upon which you can empower yourself!