5 Ways Playing Cards Reduces Stress

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5 Ways Playing Cards Reduces Stress

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  • Playing card games certainly does help me alleviate stress. Furthermore, for the past year I have been dabbling with card tricks and flourishes, which has helped me dramatically with anxiety. The other night a had an attack and calmed down fairly quickly after playing with cards. Maybe it’s magic!

  • As a child, my father started teaching me to play poker. Mind you we never played for any stakes other than fun.

    A long time back after he died, I found myself buying decks of cards just for stress relief. Even if there is no one around, I have decks handy just to shuffle, deal out a few hands of 21 or various forms of Poker. I have Tarot decks, plastic decks, paper decks… various themes like Green Lanter, hemp, zombies…

    The thing is, the shuffling gives my hands something to do, the soft flutter of cards combining in ways I’ll never repeat are two things that relieve my stress.

    Be it KEM, Modiano, ACE, Bicycle, Stud, or the recognition cards I picked up in the Army, for decades playing cards have helped me relieve my stress. Play on people.

  • Jessie Davenport
    January 9, 2017 at 5:09 am

    I take a lot of what’s written with a grain of salt, but this article here is the gospel truth. Since a lot has been denied academically card games have been a way to relieve stress and develop reasoning skills in my opinion. Yea, even though competitive card playing was serious business in my family

  • I used playing cards to perform my magic and to play games. It is a relief that playing cards can ALSO relieve stress!

    • Jessie Davenport
      January 9, 2017 at 5:21 am

      I’ve always only considered the reasoning development of playing card games Whist in particular. My families are competitive Whist players I was taught by my mother at an early age when I say early I mean very early. It was stressful but I learned to relieve the stress by learning to read the cards as much as a kid of my age at the time could. I now understand my mother was using cards as a tool in my development. So it comes as a relief to me also that playing can ALSO relieve stress!

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