Tag Archives: stress

12 Days of Self Care: Keeping Peace With House Guests

On the seventh day of our 12 Days of Self-Care series, Patrick Wall offers some techniques for co-existing with house guests (especially when you’re nearing the end of your patience). For more helpful tips on coping with common stresses of the holiday season and the transition into the new year, check back every day. The holidays […]

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12 Days of Self-Care: The most “wonderful” time of the year?

Welcome to the first article of Take This’ 12 Days of Self-Care series. We want to give our readers and supporters, both new and old, some helpful tips on coping with common stresses of the holiday season and the transition into the new year. These are written by our wonderful Take This volunteers. Many are […]

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Need a Breather? These Game Trailers Might Help

The Gardens Between looks like it’s going to be a lovely game when it arrives in 2018. It promises both aesthetic appeal and a story about friendship, childhood and growing up–two points in its favor. But for right now, with the game still months away, its marketing is pretty great on its own. Particularly if […]

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How Darkest Dungeon Helped Its Creators Reflect on Stress

Watch live video from Gamasutra on www.twitch.tv Stress is a major mechanic in Darkest Dungeon. It’s a dark, violent game, and it puts its heroes through horrible situations: fighting monstrosities, encountering punishing traps, watching their fellows succumb to horror or death. Every one of those things can increase their stress levels. Stress is also a […]

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How to Plan for the Stress of Game Development

Game development might be your dream job, but it’s still a job — and it brings a lot of stress with it. The latest video from Extra Credits addresses those stressed. If you’re new to game development or you want your next project to go better than your last, give it a watch. Knowing what […]

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How to Ease Your Election Day Stress

Election day is here, and we’re all stressed. Seriously. Nearly a month ago, the American Psychological Association (APA) revealed survey results that showed that 52 percent of American adults consider this election a somewhat or very significant source of stress. That stress crosses party lines and hits people of all age groups. And the rest […]

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Feeling Anxious or Stressed? Get Excited!

“Fake it till you make it” isn’t usually welcome advice for people dealing with mental health issues. Yes, smiling may improve your mood. When you’re deep in the throes of depression, however, being told to smile more can seem dismissive at best. Similarly, telling someone in the midst of a panic attack that they should […]

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When Gaming Isn’t Fun

By: Mark Kline, PsyD Vice-Chair TakeThis.org Many gamers are passionate, opinionated, and determined. The intensity they bring to gaming can become all-consuming, and this community can be central to their sense of identity. When this gets to be too much, play can cease to be fun. These tips may help: Step Away from the Screen—Whether […]

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