To get through quarantine you need a distraction, such as that generated playing video games, research conducted in China at the height of the pandemic there shows. Photo: Getty Images To get through quarantine you need a distraction, such as that generated playing video games, research conducted in China at the height of the pandemic there shows. Photo: Getty Images
To get through quarantine you need a distraction, such as that generated playing video games, research conducted in China at the height of the pandemic there shows. Photo: Getty Images

Minecraft over mindfulness: how playing video games can help you through quarantine

  • Playing video games puts your mind in a ‘flow’ state that helps focus your energy, and provides the distraction necessary to get through quarantine, study finds
  • Conversely, while practising mindfulness can help you out of a crisis situation during a lockdown, its effect is the polar opposite of creating a distraction

Topic |   Wellness
To get through quarantine you need a distraction, such as that generated playing video games, research conducted in China at the height of the pandemic there shows. Photo: Getty Images To get through quarantine you need a distraction, such as that generated playing video games, research conducted in China at the height of the pandemic there shows. Photo: Getty Images
To get through quarantine you need a distraction, such as that generated playing video games, research conducted in China at the height of the pandemic there shows. Photo: Getty Images
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