Why Playing Video Games is Important

As someone who likes to play video games, I’m here to tell you that it is vital to my well-being. Seriously. Yes, exercise, eating right and living a purposeful life is very important and I totally subscribe to doing those things, but if video games weren’t included in the equation, I know I wouldn’t be as fulfilled or happy.

How’s that? Well, how about that it sparks my imagination? Playing video games opens my mind up to unlimited possibilities when it comes to the act of creating. There. That’s a valuable attribute, now isn’t it? Without a vivid imagination, the great artists, writers and creators of the world would be facing blank pages, canvasses, music notebooks and empty architectural sketches and more. Now, that would just not do! Can you imagine?

As well as giving my brain a creative kick, when I’m playing, I breathe better, it alleviates stress and puts me in my happy place. Allowing time to escape from any worldly strife, leads to a happy life. When I’m working my way through mazes or worlds and trying to solve puzzles, earn points, or fight dragons and mystical creatures, I am at my most relaxed. When I am relaxed, I write better, run my business more efficiently, enjoy my family and friends more completely and just enjoy my overall life experience so much more.

Also, when you play in moderation, video games can even be healthy for you. Don’t take my word for it. Check out this Time Magazine article for proof and some deets!

If you think that there are no benefits to playing video games, then you must not be privy to the wide range of games available. Game developers are challenging us and helping to contribute to the betterment of society by creating more educational and interactive games that can improve our intelligence and our health. Not to mention that it’s fun shooting zombies and killing dragons.

Now that I’ve shared my love of video games, I’d like to know if this is something we have in common. What are some of your favorite games?

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Candy Atkins

YA Fantasy Author of The LOST KNIGHT Series. Book nerd, geek, believer in faeries & unicorns.