It’s been a challenging time for the entire world at the moment amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. And it’s going to be pretty normal to feel sad every now and then.
You’re probably wondering ‘why do I feel sad? I get to be home all day and do things in my own time like I always wanted.’ Well, it sounds great on paper but the reality can be very different.
This has been a very emotional time for many of us. With coronavirus taking over our social lives, what we do, where we go and who we see, it’s no surprise that emotions would be running high.
I’ve felt it myself – where I would feel frustrated, anxious or just sad because I couldn’t pop out for a coffee or do my usual routine of going to the gym. Essentially I would feel stuck.
There has been a lot written when it comes to people self-isolating alone, but what I want to bring up this week is those who might have to self-isolate with their partners and even entire families.
I’ve been hearing about a lot of concern and pressure from being in such close proximity to your loved ones. And no matter how many years you have been married or how old your children are, there will still be some kind of strain on relationships.
It is more important than ever that if you feel stuck, yet feeling like you can’t take a moment to yourself, know that they are not alone and you can make the best of this testing situation.
As we all #StayatHome, there is a lot of discussion about how to stay safe with family, support friends and generally try and live as normal a life as possible within the confines of your home.
And it hasn’t been that easy, has it? There is a huge demographic of people, especially in London, that we can forget about. People that live alone.
The words on everyone’s lips at the moment is Coronavirus. And why wouldn’t it be? The entire world is practically on standstill and we have now been asked to stay at home, to save ourselves, save others and save the NHS from the strain that has been put on them already.
As I have been discussing video games for a while now, you’re probably thinking, ‘what makes you eligible to talk about this?’ Well, my past strongly involved video games too.
It was a large part of my life and even though there came a point where I decided to stop, I still learned a lot from that era of my life.
This is where I want to share how video games helped me.
As I have mentioned in a few other posts, I wanted to start a discussion about video games because it is a hobby that I know too well.
Arcades were a huge part of my life for years, and I had to make a decision at one point to either embrace the hold it had on me and sacrifice other areas of my life or, take a step back and enhance the skills I’d already developed in the arcades to better myself within the real world.
Last week I wanted to start a discussion on video games, and not just how they can negatively affect your real life, but the positive impact that gaming can have.
This week I want to start to answer the question of how you can use the positives of gaming to help you in other aspects of your life.
For the past few weeks, I have been going through the ins and outs of playing video games.
Now so far I have mentioned the negative impact that playing incessant video games can have on your day to day life, but this time I want to share the positive attributes of playing. And yes there are some…
Video games have become an extremely popular, and all-consuming hobby for some people. And I hear from many that they can feel like they can’t control the draw to play.