Some of these leisure activities develop mental ability, others physical skills, while some are enjoyed just for relaxation. It is proven that regularly doing mental puzzles are beneficial to the brain and physical exercising keeps the body functioning better.

There is a place for healthy competition, but not winning at any cost. Fairness, consideration for less experienced players, having interaction and fun with others, besides being a gracious loser when you don’t win are all part of being a good sportsman. Participating will make you more socially adapted and your self-esteem will receive a boost. Practicing to achieve often brings a favourable outcome from the extra input.

Some computer games have an evil occult influence. Games played ‘against machines’ can lead to anti-social behaviour, while interaction with other people and especially your children, can develop many positive skills and bonding. escapism fantasy

However, in the ‘game of life’ put your best into it, to obtain a crown that will last forever (1 Cor 9:24-27).  Don’t allow anyone to cut you out or allow

The ‘game of life’ has a serious outcome

yourself to be entangled or hindered but rather fix your eyes on Jesus (Gal 5:7; Heb 12:1,2). Living life ‘to the full’ is a serious matter not a recreational issue.

See also: escapism, exercise, fun, relaxation, sports.

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