Video Games Make You More Productive — No way!
Let's be honest here, it's no mystery that video games have pros and cons. When people initially think of video games the last thing on their mind is productivity. However, when you when you break it down there are a ton of ways that video games can help.
1. Video Games Make You Motivated
You will stop at nothing to beat the good games, but at the same time, it will make you motivated to take care of the things you need to get done first — you have to get back to the action, you know?
2. Video Games Make You Goal-Orientated
It doesn't matter if your objective is to save the princess or to escape an island full of dead heads. Either way, you know what you're striving to do and it helps you cultivate that skill for real life situations too.
3. Video Games Give You Huge Dopamine Rushes
No wonder gamers never give up and try to tackle the same stupid level fifty times in a row: The dopamine is really firing them up. Higher dopamine yields higher happiness, further yielding higher productivity!
4. Video Games Can Change You For The Better (Or Worse)
Have you ever had to play the righteous hero or the dude on the white horse? After being exposed to such qualities for so long you can also start thinking like the protagonist (If you're playing GTA V please don't think like them).
5. Video Games Can Make You More Resilient To Stress
There are certain games that can be absolutely rage-inducing (League of Legends I am talking about you). You may tend to notice that the more you're exposed to that kind of stress, the more you don't get pissed off at other things.
6. Video Games Can Make You More Adaptable
7. Video Games Can Bring Out Your Inner Problem Solver
Puzzles, traps, boss mechanics — you name it. It will make you think outside the box to solve problems, and that goes for real life as well.
8. Video Games Can Bring People Together
When people are working together, there is a lot more productivity. Two is always better than one, unless you are a troll — nobody likes a troll.
9. Video Games Can Make You A Leader
There are many situations where leadership is important. It doesn't matter if your name is Leeroy Jenkins, but if you have the gall to jump into the fire and lead the team to victory (or defeat), then you can do the same in real life.
Video games can really help improve people's productivity in every manner. Whether you are at work or if you have your own personal goals in mind, go out there and play some games! There could be a lot worse alternatives instead.