Playing Tetris Shown To Help You Relax

October 30, 2018

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Stress can lead to anxiety which can lead to you being that person you don't like to be. Come to find out playing video games can be a great stress reliever and one particular classic video game has been deemed as the most satisfying, even for those who don't usually like them. A new study found that playing the game, Tetris, may soothe a worried mind because it creates a feeling of flow.  You usually experience that feeling when consumed in something you love where the whole world seems to melt away; along with worries and stress.  Tetris, a tile-matching puzzle video game, was shown to be effective in "bolstering positive emotion and mitigating negative emotions" for those involved in the test. In other words, engulfing yourself in the simplistic video game creates the "flow" where you're able to disconnect from your worries as you focus on the task at hand.  By the way, the "flow" doesn't necessarily have to come from a video game.  It can be any activity that gives your mind those few seconds to switch off the worrisome tasks into one you enjoy.

SOURCE: Elite Daily

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