Stress relief games are a good way to help you get some much-needed respite from your hectic work schedule, keeping you fresh and motivated for the time ahead.
Today’s corporate life has become very stressful and hectic. There is constant pressure on employees to meet their targets and perform well at the workplace. So, even if a person has some hobbies and other interests, he does not have the time for them, as he is usually working for ten to fourteen hours a day. Taking some time out from your work to engage in a stress-relieving activity, will help you to enjoy your work life much more and beat job stress. Moreover, you will also notice a change in your attitude towards your job. And your overall performance will improve greatly, as your concentration is better. Here are some ideas of stress relief games that you can instill into your daily schedule.
We all have played computer games for several hours in our childhood. But why don’t we play them now? The most obvious answer is, no time! However, by playing these games just for fifteen minutes a day, you will really feel mentally relaxed again. Shooting, strategic warfare, car racing, and card games are easily available online. With a good net connection, you can search and download them, or even play them online with other employees. (with permission of course!)
Sudoku is one of the most interesting games for those who love puzzles. Here, the player is supposed to arrange numbers from 1 – 9 in 3 x 3 blocks having nine places, vertically as well as horizontally, in such a way that every number appears once in each horizontal line, vertical line, and block. As per the difficulty level, the numbers would be scattered in the twenty-seven block table.
The office members can be divided into groups with equal participants. One person should be appointed to ask general knowledge questions based on various fields such as business, sports, technology, marketing, finance, entertainment, etc., and another person should be appointed to calculate the scores. For every right answer, three points should be added to the score, while for every wrong answer, one point should be subtracted. The group with the highest score at the end wins.
Making meaningful words can be an engrossing activity that completely takes your mind away from work and rejuvenates you. Here, all the participants can be asked to make as many relevant and meaningful words from the letters provided. The one who makes the maximum words is the winner.
Apart from these; Hearts, Minesweeper, Solitaire, Diner Dash and FreeCell are some other games that can be easily played at work. The HR managers should take initiative in such activities and provide these facilities for the betterment of their employees and the organization. Many multinational companies and organizations undertake such activities to increase the productivity of their staff.