The United Nations’ annual World Happiness Report placed the Philippines on the 52nd spot as the happiest country globally, moving up 17 places from its last year’s standing.
It goes to say, Filipinos know how to have fun despite challenging situations. They know how to work smartly, have a good time, and maintain balance as a key to a healthy lifestyle.
The Philippines is no short in places for recreation, and the most popular one-stop shop is an entertainment centre. So on your next free day, please go and visit one to get the benefits of play.
Why we need leisure
Various forms of entertainment—be it music, television, games, sports, and get-togethers—contribute to an individual’s well-being. They bring people together, promote pleasure that helps a person’s mental health, and improve cognitive abilities.
One favourite way of Filipinos to destress is going to places like arcades, bowling centres, and amusement centres. These establishments offer a variety of games and activities, such as the following:
The classic video arcade, or coin-operated video games, provide so much more than flashy graphics and catchy tunes. It improves our cognitive skills, such as problem-solving and attention, and concentration. Both visual and aural senses, coordinated with physical movement, improve the brain’s speed.
Today’s video arcades are no longer limited to the timeless Street Fighter or the favoured basketball toss. Technology has given us innovative versions like 9D VR simulator rides and sci-fi game Halo.
- Prizes and Rewards
The science behind rewards is that no matter how small a prize is, it triggers dopamine in our brains that release pleasure. This habit also makes us more motivated and improves our self-esteem. Especially when we get rewarded after cumulative effort, it brings us more satisfaction. It is a proven practice in economics. Rewards become symbols of gratitude for employees; thus, a source of motivation.
And when you get rewarded for simply playing and having fun, isn’t that even more enticing? Accumulated credits during games can be redeemed for special offers, promotions, and discounts on gameplays.
- Parties and Events
Spending time with friends and family is an essential component in our mental and physical well-being. Having meaningful relationships reduces the risk of depression, anxiety, and behavioural problems. It builds our self-esteem. Real bonding time with people is needed, especially with the rise of social media where there is a chance of miscommunication.
Filipinos always find a way for get-togethers, which makes an entertainment centre the perfect place for events. Birthday celebrations and corporate parties have long progressed from the simple house party. There are attractive packages for these events that usually include access to the game area, hours of social bowling, and exclusive party room use. Much more fun is guaranteed, especially for Filipinos and their close-knit family culture.
- Safety Measures
There’s a different meaning to playing it safe in today’s uncertain turn of events. While entertainment has its unique healing power on our well-being, it is important not to get carried away with fun. Make sure the recreation establishments you visit have knowledge and procedure on the safety of their guests.
Game face on
Every individual needs entertainment occasionally, especially in today’s day and age. Whatever works for you should be done in moderation and genuineness. How Filipinos remain playful and easygoing truly means that they like a challenge, and as if playing a game, Filipinos definitely like to win.