6 Games for When You’re Not Feeling the Holidays

6 Games for When You’re Not Feeling the Holidays

With the help of a little technology, you may not only survive the holidays, but actually enjoy them!

Whatever you celebrate, the holidays are traditionally a time you spend with family. But partly because of this, the holidays can come with a tremendous amount of pressure. That’s especially true if you have a chronic illness or struggle with anxiety or depression. It can be hard to stay positive when everyone around you is feeling the holidays and you just want to crawl into bed and wait until it’s over!

When you’re worn out in body and soul from the expectations of gift-buying, decorating, and spending time with everyone you’re supposed to spend time with, it can leave little time to focus on yourself and recharge. Sometimes you just need to step away. And when you find the chance, here are a few games that can help you calm your mind or have a few moments of guilty pleasure when you need it!

Bookworm Adventures

Bookworm Adventures

Puzzles are a great way to calm the mind and combat anxiety, and Bookworm Adventures is one of our favorite puzzle games! Give it a try to focus your mind and bring peace to what can be an overactive brain during stressful days.

Ori and the Blind Forest

Simple Arcade Games

When you just need to tune out for a bit, there’s nothing better than classic arcade games. Try Ori and the Blind Forest or Peggle! Ori and the Blind Forest is beautiful visually, with the bonus of soothing music that can help you survive even your Aunt Bethilda. Or try I am Setsuna, a story-driven game that is both immersive and distracting.

Family Games

Maybe you don’t need to escape your family, but just need something to DO with them. If that’s the case, check out the quiz game, Buzz! Or try a game where your mobile becomes a controller like the Jackbox Games, which have everything from trivia to Jeopardy to team mystery-solving games.

With the help of a little technology, you may not only survive the holidays but actually enjoy them! And whatever your holiday plans and however you are feeling, we hope you take some time to recharge your emotional health for whatever the New Year has in store. 

Happy holidays from the Digging Deep and Shadow’s Edge team!