Minecraft is a great way to relax and unwind. Whether you’re exploring new biomes, building a base from the ground up, or just hanging out with friends, it’s an easy way to take your mind off of anything that’s been stressing you out lately. Of course, if you play it with the wrong mindset (or at snack-deprivation), it can be stressful itself. But if you do it right, playing Minecraft should be as relaxing as taking a nice bath!
Make sure you have plenty of time.
In order to get the most out of your Minecraft experience, it’s important that you have enough time. Don’t rush through things and be distracted by other things in your life. Don’t underestimate how long it will take to complete a project. Don’t be afraid of taking breaks if you need them; no one is going anywhere!
- Take breaks when needed
- Stop playing if needed
- Start over if needed
Grab snacks so you’re not distracted.
- Grab snacks so you’re not distracted.
- Snacks are good because they give your mind something to focus on other than the fact that you’re playing Minecraft for what feels like the eighth time in a row and it’s currently 5 o’clock in the morning, which isn’t great when you’re trying to get up early tomorrow morning and have 20 papers due by Friday.
- Snacks are also confusingly not food, but they still satisfy your hunger (and thirst). In no way will this make sense if you try thinking about it too hard—just eat some chips or something! There’s plenty of time for thinking later!
Go outside and get some sunlight.
If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time playing Minecraft. You might even be so into it that you’ve forgotten how to go outside. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years as an avid player and Minecraft enthusiast, it’s that getting some sun can do wonders for your health and well-being. The benefits of sunlight are numerous:
- It helps ease depression symptoms by increasing serotonin production in the brain (this is why many people feel happier after spending time outdoors).* It makes us sleep better.* It increases our mental focus.* It lowers our stress levels.* And finally, getting some sun can actually make us more productive at work!
Play with friends.
Minecraft is a fun game to play by yourself, but it’s even better when you play with friends. To get the most out of your experience, make sure that you have a good internet connection and a good headset. If your friend lives far away from you, consider hosting a server at their house so that everyone can play together over the internet. You might also want to invest in some chairs or couches for those times when all of the players are sitting down together in the same room.
Free your mind and play without thinking about any other commitments.
When you’re playing Minecraft, try to focus on the moment. Don’t let yourself get distracted by thinking about what you’re going to do next or what you’re going to have for breakfast tomorrow morning. You might think that this is an obvious point, but sometimes it’s easy for us to let our minds wander when we’re in a new place or doing something we haven’t done before.
It’s also important not to worry about anything else other than your game play experience. If you find yourself worrying about something else (for example, if someone around you starts talking about their job), don’t allow yourself to be distracted by those thoughts—they’ll only make it harder for you relax and enjoy your gaming time!
Minecraft is fun and relaxing if you can find a way to let it be that way.
Minecraft is a fun and relaxing game for people of all ages. It’s got a lot of potential to be something great, but in many ways, it doesn’t have the time or energy to do so.
The best way to enjoy Minecraft is to let yourself be relaxed when you play it—it’s hard, but not impossible!
We hope you find these tips helpful. We’d like to leave you with one final thought: Minecraft is a great game, but just like any other activity, the way we experience it can be shaped by our mindset. If we approach Minecraft with a positive mind and take steps to make sure that we’re in the best possible position for playing it, we can enrich our enjoyment of this fun summer pastime! With that in mind, grab your snacks and your friends, log on to your server or open up Creative mode—and have fun!