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LydiaK
16d ago

Does any of you play games to cope with anxiety? If yes, what's your favorite one? Personally i love animal crossing and dead by daylight.

Anonymous
16d ago
I don't play those games, but if they give your relief, that is an awesome outlet. I like to take walks for some relief, or go for a run. Also, watching movies helps me.
LydiaK
16d ago
That's great! I'm also planning on starting short walks.I have been delaying it for a while since I'm currently in my "hermit" mode due to the sudden ocd flare up.
Anonymous
16d ago
@LydiaK - I like to think that I can go for walks even when I feel like a hermit. You can stay in your own world but still get the fresh air. For me the fresh air and movement is always a game changer.
LydiaK
16d ago
@Anonymous Agreed.
compulsion5000
16d ago
The village
LydiaK
16d ago
What is it about?
compulsion5000
16d ago
@LydiaK It's the latest resident evil game its great werewolves right from the start
LydiaK
16d ago
@compulsion5000 Oh now i understand. I always had it in my mind as "resident evil 8". Lady Dimitrescu is what first came to my mind😂
compulsion5000
16d ago
@LydiaK I like it because it doesn't take itself too seriously. I didn't like 7 because it was wY too real
LydiaK
16d ago
@compulsion5000 I can feel you on that, i mean, if we wanted a taste of realism we wouldn't play games in the first place
compulsion5000
16d ago
@LydiaK Ye I'm like... I already have a shifty crazy red neck family and I already escaped them... dun need to play a video game about that lol 😆
LydiaK
16d ago
@compulsion5000 Can't blame you👌🏻
compulsion5000
16d ago
@LydiaK I'm glad you brought up video games I love playing. If you liked resudent evil 4 I think you will really like the village it evokes that same rustic/ folk horror charm. I think it might be my new favorite soon.
LydiaK
15d ago
@compulsion5000 I will definitely check it out
GoneHiking
16d ago
Yes! Minecraft is fun, especially with friends, and I've been into Sheltered lately as well (think Sims, but apocalyptic). Solitaire (and its rpg companion, Solitairica) is nice if I need something mindless but a little challenging, and Phasmophobia straddles the line between hilarious and terrifying. Sometimes I also play psychological stuff if I'm in a grim mood, like Layers of Fear.
LydiaK
16d ago
Minecraft's a classic and I've played sheltered before! It's a great way to keep yourself busy, rather calming. I've heard of layers of fear, I'm gonna try it soon. I'm a sucker for horror games lol
InABubble
16d ago
Breath of the wild
LydiaK
16d ago
Oh i want to buy that game too! I've heard a lot about it, it's on my wish list. I've played almost every other title on 3ds
InABubble
16d ago
@LydiaK I find it so relaxing and it distracts me from my thoughts
LydiaK
15d ago
@InABubble That's great❤️
Dazzling Amygdala
16d ago
I completely immersed myself in Horizon Zero Dawn for several months last winter and it really helped to relieve anxiety and gave me a break from over thinking.
LydiaK
16d ago
That's great! It's amazing how helpful games can be during difficult times.
Aakron
16d ago
I hated video games until my theme changed to TOCD and I started to avoid watching TV (which was an old outlet for my health ocd). Now I started playing Fortnite (😖*cringed a little admitting that*) and Enter the Gungeon which is actually pretty fun
LydiaK
15d ago
Haha it's okay, I used to be a fortnight player too, i just eventually got fed up😂.