Having a long-term condition, such as diabetes, asthma or pain, can take its toll on our mental health. The question and answer session below is with one of our therapists, who has found a way of coping with their condition in day to day life.
Welcome back to the blog. Last week, we talked about maintaining good health as a gamer. This week, we’re having more of a look at the social side of things. The old stereotype of gamers as anti-social shut-ins becomes less and less true as time goes on, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful. Like any pleasurable activity, gaming can become addictive and affect your mental health, especially if you’re already vulnerable from existing depression or anxiety.
Gaming is, for many people, an irreplaceable hobby. It’s escapist, it’s social, it’s challenging, and it’s very, very satisfying to win a match or beat a tough boss. It’s important for everyone to make sure they take time to enjoy themselves in their day-by-day routine; video games can offer an easy solution for squeezing some fun into those spare minutes. There’s even a degree of evidence that they can improve your cognitive abilities, problem-solving skills, and hand-eye coordination.