Some studies suggest that adults that play video games are actually happier than those that don’t. In fact, video games have the potential to make you feel happier, and in some cases more relaxed.
Today we’re going to take a quick look at why adult gamers are happier than you, in hopes that you’ll start playing a game or two yourself.
1. They Connect with Their Inner Child
Remember the days when your life was carefree and fun and all you had to worry about was what was for dinner? Well, if you’re like most adults you don’t.
And even if you do remember the good old days when you were a kid, these days you probably don’t have much free time to do anything fun. Unless you’re a gamer that is.
Gaming adults give themselves a chance to engage in playful behavior, just like they did when they were younger. Pair that with a little competition and all of a sudden you’re back to the times when you and your friends were laughing and loving life.
2. They Have an Escape
Video games give adults a much needed way to escape reality. Unfortunately, a lot of adults don’t have a way to step back from the daily grind of life, stress, paying bills, and demanding workforce. And this often leads to dissatisfaction with life in general.
Get yourself out of the rat race every now and then and play a video game that you like. You’re going to start to feel a little relief and before you know it, extra happiness is going to seep in.
3. They Socialize, Even if From Their Own Home
Adults have a lot of things to do every day, which leaves them very little time to socialize with people they actually like and have things in common with. Of course, co-workers and family are usually around to talk to. But when it comes to being truly happy with your social life, you need people that are the same page as you.
While it can sometimes be hard to get away from the house at night, especially if you have kids, video games offer you a way to connect with likeminded people so you can socialize.
And with 81% of adults ages 18-29 playing video games, chances are high you’ll find someone you like in the gaming world to socialize with, if even just from the comfort of your own home.
Want to make sure you’re always available for your fellow gaming friends? Get a good gaming headset for your PC and team up with other happy adults for another round of team play.
4. They Turn Me Time into We Time
The great thing about being a gamer is that it’s not just a solo activity. Sure, it can be if you want it to be. And that’s totally fine. But for those with families that are always demanding more quality time with you, gaming can offer a great way to turn “me time” into “we time.”
The more time you spend with loves ones, the happier you (and those that join you) will be too. Just make sure to follow these tips for getting the right headset so you can connect with family that live far away.
5. They Exercise
One of the most unique ways being an adult gamer helps boost happiness is when you play a physically demanding video game that gets you moving. We all know that exercise is good for releasing happiness endorphins. And it just so happens that some video games make physical activity fun for adults.
And there you have it! 6 reasons why that adult gamer you know is actually happier than you. So, stop being unhappy and start playing video games. We know it will put a smile on your face in no time!