Our top three pick-me-ups to help chase away the blues…
Here, at Stakester, we truly do care about our community, and following on from Saturday’s World Mental Health Day, we wanted to do the rounds and check in on our Stakester Squad.
Times are still uncertain and it f*cking sucks! With a pandemic that never seems to be ending and mismatched information flying about the place, we know sometimes it can be hard to see the silver lining. So if you need a little pick-me-up for the week ahead, check out our top three smile-inducing remedies below…
1. Keep Calm
It’s no secret that mental health is just as important as your physical health, so you should always try and take time out of your day to nurture that wonderful brain of yours. We recommend LeBron James’ Train Your Mind, which you can find on the Calm app. LeBron credits mental fitness as the key to his success and personal happiness, and who doesn’t want that?! Calm also offers a free trial, so what you waiting for? Get downloading!
2. Cheer Up, Pet
It’s been scientifically proven that interacting with animals has been shown to decrease levels of cortisol (a stress-related hormone) and lower blood pressure. Not only that, but other studies have also found that animals can reduce loneliness, increase feelings of social support and boost your mood. So if you’re lucky enough to have any pets within reaching distance, give ’em a cuddle now! Don’t have a pet? Then check out the best animal compilation video right here!
3. Console Yourself
Seeing as we’re dishing out all the scientific facts today, did you know that adults who play video games have higher levels of happiness, find it easier to relax and find themselves thinking way more creatively, all as a result of their gaming? Pretty sweet, huh?! You can read the rest of the pointers here. Why not turn it up a notch by using Stakester to not only play your favourite games, but to connect with your mates too! Win win!
Well, that’s it from us! Hope we’ve made you crack a smile and remember, this shit isn’t forever. In the meantime, give us a follow on Instagram, join our amazing community on Discord and of course, download the app!