Who Knew Play Was so Powerful!
Today's Monday Motivations are all about the Power of Play. To set the stage, the following are quotes taken from brainyquotes.com
“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.”
“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can."
In a study from East Carolina University, participants played online games for 30 minutes a day.
*Results - Play is as effective as pharmaceuticals for treating clinical anxiety and depression by
- Boosting Mood
- Increasing long term happiness
Next, in a Stanford University study, participants who played video games with an idealized avatar
*Results - Participants through play as an idealized avatar felt
- More courageous,
- More ambitions
- More committed to achieving goals
In a Brigham Young University study, Parents and kids who spend more time playing video games together, had stronger real-life relationships with them.
Based on Jane McGonigal's review of the research, when participants play games, they tend to tackle life's challenges with more:
- Collaboration with others
Ready for a Joyous Life? Let's Play On!
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