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Here’s Why You Should Play Video Games During Your Breaks


No matter what industry you’re in, or what kind of daily tasks you have, work has a way of tiring our brains out that makes it more important to properly pace yourself. Proper pacing at work requires timely and productive breaks—that’s why more and more organizations are encouraging their employees to get up from their seats every now and then to take regular breaks.


Depending on your preference, there are many ways to spend your breaks. Some people opt to take a walk, others choose to take a nap, and in recent times, people are now spending their breaks playing video games through either a console or via smartphones.


We’re told that video games are just a waste of time but in reality, playing actually has a lot of advantages that adults can benefit from.


Video games exist in worlds that have pre-determined rules. This means that gamers are constantly challenged to tackle solvable problems by making tested, measured, and learning-based decisions.


Whether you’re exploring the mobile world of Pokémon GO or straight-up maneuvering your way into the World of Warcraft, these grand, interactive, and multi-faceted worlds are designed to make players exercise their cognitive processing to survive.


When playing video games, you’re required to pay attention to the visual and audial elements of the game while also making physical decisions. In a 2015 study done by students from University of Toronto (1), they found out that people who regularly play action games like Call of Duty® or Assassin’s Creed™ improve their hand-eye coordination better than those who don’t. It’s also now very common for sports trainers to use VR games to improve athletes’ hand-eye coordination (2).


This would be especially beneficial for those who are engaged in multitudes of tasks that require multitasking, something that’s common amongst BPO jobs.


Learning about the rules of the game or memorizing controller combinations, video games require players to have these things be committed to memory.


In a 2015 study by The Journal of Neuroscience (3), it was revealed that because of the gamer’s experiences in a virtual environment, those who played Super Mario 3D World ended up doing better on follow-up memory tasks.


This might be news to some but even the most violent games, the games that seem stressful in itself, actually help in teaching individuals to manage stress. In a recent study (4), 1000 people were surveyed and revealed that 55% of these respondents play video games because it helps them unwind and relieve stress.


Playing games like the high-strung Fortnite or even something as simple as Candy Crush carry no real risk, helping players improve their stress management skills and apply them in real-life situations.


It’s easy to conclude that playing video games is a solitary activity but tech advancements have made it possible for games to be more social and interactive. Prime examples would be Clash of Clans and PUBG—both of which involve many players engaged in a single game with a common goal. This kind of camaraderie is one of the reasons why it’s a good a idea to find games you can play with your officemates.



The core elements of the aforementioned games are teamwork and coordination, allowing players to freely interact with their teammates and find a system that helps them achieve their objective. Putting this in perspective, this kind of interaction helps in real-life work environments. These might especially be helpful for those who have telemarketing jobs, and other customer-facing environments.


These are just some of the many benefits of playing video games. Even for fast-paced work environments like the tech industry or people with IT jobs, it is important to take proper breaks to maintain a sound mind and body; and what better way to spend your breaks than balancing work and play, while improving some skills along the way.


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(1) University of Toronto study finds action video games bolster sensorimotor skills: https://media.utoronto.ca/media-releases/university-of-toronto-study-finds-action-video-games-bolster-sensorimotor-skills/
(2) How VR Helps With Hand-Eye and Full Body Coordination Training https://www.vrfitnessinsider.com/how-vr-helps-with-hand-eye-and-full-body-coordination-training/
(3) Virtual Environmental Enrichment through Video Games Improves Hippocampal-Associated Memory: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4682779/
(4) PLAYING VIDEO GAMES IS A KEY STRATEGY FOR COPING WITH STRESS, STUDY FINDS: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/video-games-stress-playing-strategy-key-gamers-study-a8202541.html

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