Physical Fitness and Self Esteem Go Hand in Hand
How the Internet can help improve one’s self confidence
Physical fitness is always a good topic, however, we must not forget that there are other facets of our lives that are also important, such as self esteem. How a person values himself/herself is quite essential, as it affects how he/she turns out later in life. If a person believes in themselves, their mood becomes balanced, and has the tendency to have a more positive outlook in life; it also results in healthy relationships.
There are a lot of ways to help improve one’s self esteem, and socializing is one of these. The advent of social networks such as Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook has made it easier for many to communicate and “socialize” online. In this light, online games have also become a platform for gamers to meet new friends. Unbeknownst to many, playing video and online games also help improve one’s self esteem. A study conducted by Dr. Andy Przybylski of the University of Oxford revealed that gamers can have the freedom to be who they want to be through the characters they design themselves.
“A game can be more fun when you get the chance to act and be like your ideal self,” Przybylski shares.
The positive effects of course, also rely on the type of game that is being played. Online games with “communities” where gamers can exchange ideas and tips create a friendly environment for people to socialize. Games that allow players to interact with each other allow players to feel a sense of belonging.
It may not be obvious to a lot of people, but game developers are gearing towards creating positive and welcoming communities to their players. UK-based game developer AlchemyBet, creators of Pocket Fruity, ensures that players and visitors are kept informed through the blogs on their online games.
“First, it will make it more attractive to the search engines. Secondly it’s a great way to provide information and educate your customer about your products, business, industry, etc. Lastly, a blog can give a human face to your business making it stand out from the crowd,” explains Bradley&Company.
While there are a lot of benefits in playing and socializing online, moderation is still key. One should remember that there is still no alternative to spending quality time with friends and family.