Everyone knows about the game Pokemon Go. You try and catch Pokemon in the real world. It can help you lose weight. It forces you to get fresh air
But could it be the cure for anxiety??
Of course not but it can help a lot. This coming from someone that can not go outside on most days due to her social anxiety. Read more to learn how it has helped me
Well, it takes your mind off things in the real world. You are focused on catching and finding these Pokemon that you don’t have time to think about anything else.
The only thing you stress out over is finishing your Pokedex. And unlike the world, there is a cure for that Uninstall the game
I am not sure about anyone else but it has helped with my social anxiety.
1. It gets me out of the house which I was afraid to do that before
2. I am focusing on the game that I don’t pay attention to the people around me. Well, I do for safety but not as in being paranoid. I could care less if they are wondering what I am doing or looking at me. Like I said I am focused on the game
3. Sometimes I can even walk down the street by myself!!!!! I can mainly do this only once a week but hey that is way more than I normally am able to do. I don’t need to bring Kobe with me (I would be focusing on the game rather than him anyways)
The game really has not brought me any friends since I don’t think many people play down in my city. I am ok with that though. I don’t think I am ready for actual non-online friends. One day of course but not know.
I can say that I am grateful for the game. It has helped me as much as blogging has. I am also grateful for blogging.
Do you play Pokemon Go?? Does it help your social anxiety and what level are you on??