Break Time: What Makes Mobile Apps a Great Way to Relax on Your Break?

Finding a way to spend your break can be more difficult than you might imagine. While you can certainly stare blankly at a wall until your time is up, most people want to do something that will help them unwind a little bit. One of the most popular ways to spend a break is with mobile games, and for good reason – these entertaining games can help make breaks more relaxing. Below are just a few of the ways that mobile games can enhance your break time and allow you to blow off a little  steam.
Designed with Mobility in  Mind

One of the best reasons to engage in mobile gaming during a break has to do with how the content is delivered. You don’t have to plug in special equipment to enjoy one of these games. In fact, you’ve already got all you need to play – at most, you’ll just need a power cord to make sure you don’t use too much of your battery life. Unlike more traditional games, mobile games were designed to be played on the go. Since you don’t have to worry about set-up, you can focus on playing the game during your break time.

Bite-Sized Entertainment

Mobile games are usually made to be enjoyed in short bursts. While there are some games that reward lengthy play-times, the majority of mobile experiences can be broken down into manageable chunks. It’s very easy to make some kind of progress in most mobile games in five to ten minutes, with more complex games possibly taking up to half an hour. This means that you can complete many game tasks during an average break without feeling like you’re missing out on progression. This, in turn, allows you to feel like you got something done in the game without requiring much of your time.

Reduced Complexity

Mobile games are also made with a generally reduced level of complexity compared to console or PC games. This is generally not just due to hardware limitations, but also due to how the games are played. Most games are meant to be focused on simple, repetitive actions so you can let your mind go a bit and destress during a break. Some games, like Final Fantasy 15 might have complex systems underlying the game-play, but they’re still relatively easy to interact with during a break. This makes them a perfect way to get a little bit of extra entertainment without requiring you to tax your brain.

A Destination for Relaxation

Of course, some games are simply designed with relaxation as the primary goal from the start. Because mobile devices are such an important part of daily life, there are plenty of mobile designers who have made relaxation a mission. These games are meant to help people unwind during the middle of a busy day or right before bed. Rather than dealing with bright colors or quick movement, these games are made to help the mind quiet down and to ultimately bring a sense of peace to the players.

Mobile apps are a great way to relax on a break because they’re designed with precisely that kind of experience in mind. They don’t require bulky equipment, there are generally lower stakes, and the relative lack of complexity allows you to focus on relaxation instead of making you more tense. If you’re looking for a good way to relax, turn to your smartphone. You might be surprised by the many apps available that can help to entertain you and bring you a brief respite from your otherwise busy work day.

All opinions expressed on USDR are those of the author and not necessarily those of US Daily Review.
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