While video games are often thought to be a mindless activity, there actually are some pretty cool benefits of grabbing a game to play. Video games can actually help improve memory, problem-solving ability, and help you make decisions faster. Plus, getting lost in another world can help to relieve stress and take your mind off of any pain that you're feeling. While any video game you enjoy can be a great act of self-care, if you're feeling frustrated by a certain level, or the constant adventure is just stressing you out, we've put together of list of some relaxing video games for you to escape with.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Available on: Nintendo 3DS
In this game, you're the mayor of a small town, given complete control to complete simple tasks like decorating your home and village, fishing, and catching bugs. Because it's completely up to you how to spend your time, its easy to get lost and explore the game, plus it's full of cute, colourful animals, and the music is really relaxing and soothing.