Minecraft Stabilizes Bipolar Disorder I September 13, 2014Posted by fmmh in : Ramblings , add a comment
This blog over 10 years old but all my archives deleted long ago.
About me? I have a lot of health issues, none worth writing about today. The main reason I felt compelled to write now is because I AM OKAY. It started last December when I discontinued all meds against doctors advice and went on a 3 day fast. And here I am . . . still happy, no mood swings yadda yadda yadda.
My mood seems to be managed by (1) loving and taking care of myself and (2) playing Minecraft when I’m stressed.
Some people become out-of-control playing video games. They do not take care of their daily needs and/or neglect family and other responsibilities when playing video games. Thank God, I’m not experiencing those negative side effects! In the past, I would sleep over 12 hours in any given day. Now, I rather get up, do the things I need to do and live life to the fullest, AND play Minecraft
What is it about Minecraft that makes it so different than other video games? I think the sandbox quality and resource management that makes this game very laid back, yet challenging game. You don’t play for the awesome graphics.
Probably there are many reasons people play Minecraft . . . . I play when I need to manage my anxiety. In the past, I would just sleep. But now, I’ve worked my skill up to play hardcore Minecraft FACTIONS!!! If you don’t know what Factions is, I pray you research it. Mainly Factions is raiding and looting from others in the game. Why else build a secure home or fort and gather treasures? The degree of planning and knowledge of good fort building is a must. Also, Factions you join up with others for more power, making it easier to raid and beat others on the server. Factions takes Minecraft to a whole new level of fun.
What else has Minecraft done for me? Lose weight. I rather play Minecraft than feed my face. It’s too hard to control the mouse and type on the keyboard and eat.
And because I love Minecraft Factions such much, I don’t want my hubby to ever say he thinks I need to play less video games, so I make sure I take care of the kiddo, kitties, and help around the house.
Minecraft Factions has help me make myself a better person. Thank God for Minecraft Factions!!! (thinking to self, “thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not kill…heehee)
Recap of the Awesomeness of Minecraft:
Managing anxiety (which if unchecked throws me into MANIA),
Sleeping less, and
Helps me stay motivated in life.
For all you psych professionals out there . . .