Relaxation – Take a Break, Have a Laugh
Hey guys! Welcome to another League of Psychology post! Thanks for reading! I hope you really enjoy this one, it was fun to put together.
For this LoP we’re going to be taking a look at relaxation. Specifically, what it is, why it’s important, and some ways that we can make it happen in League of Legends.
Now there are thousands of general definitions of relaxation. We’re going to define relaxation as an emotional state in which we are at minimal or low tension.
In other words things such as anger, anxiety, and fear are not present.
Relaxation can also be defined as a form of mild ecstasy.
These techniques are defined as any method, procedure or activity that helps us to relax or to reach calm state of mind.
Here is a list of techniques that we can use on our own:
- Deep breathing
- Exercise, IE. Walking
- Certain types of music
One thing that I know I use to relax in LoL is humor, specifically having fun in normal games with a bunch of my friends. In this situation, nothing should really matter. If the people you play with take normal games too seriously however, this environment can be just as worse as any ranked game.
In those videos that I mentioned, these negative emotions like anger, and anxiety effect the way we play the game and they can win or lose us the game.
If you have any questions about how you can specifically use some of these techniques don’t be afraid to ask! I try to read all the comments on my posts if I can.
Relaxation is the reduction of anxiety, stress, and anger. Two of those things I covered in previous videos. Relaxation plays a huge part managing these emotions. Without this ability to relax we lose control over these emotions and then we allow them to dominate the way we play the game and our experiences with it.
If you find yourself getting overly upset at the game, or have times where anxiety ends up taking over and controlling your game play, then relaxation is something that you definitely need to work on. It’s a crucial element of League of Legends.
If you’re able to use relaxation correctly you will see a huge improvement in both your ability to control certain emotions, and your overall game experience.
Make the attempt to take deep breaths, or have a good laugh. You know what they always say “Laughter is the greatest medicine.”
Basically what I’m trying to say is, JUST HAVE FUN PLAYING THE GAME. Enjoy it.